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"rX"

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"rX"
Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb
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Quote1 It isn't illegal to be a mutant. Quote2
-- Reed Strucker

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Synopsis for "rX"

One year ago, the Strucker family's bowling night is interrupted when a young mutant in another lane loses control of her powers due to another group's harassment. Even though no one was harmed, the property damage she caused with her mutant abilities is a serious crime. Reed, sympathetic to the girl's situation, suggests she and her father get out of there before things get worse.

In the present day, Blink's overexertion of her powers has sent her into a state of shock. While Caitlin - a nurse - and the Underground try to help her, Blink loses control over her powers and opens a portal in the middle of a road somewhere. A truck swerves out of the way of the portal, but the bed of the truck crashes through the portal before it closes and into the Underground's headquarters. Lauren uses her powers to forcefully close another portal before Eclipse and the gun-toting drivers of the truck get into an altercation.

Caitlin and Eclipse leave to steal medicine for Blink from one of the few remaining hospitals that still treats mutant patients. Caitlin opens Eclipse's bullet wound so they can get emergency treatment. The doctor, noticing her wound from the crash earlier, takes Caitlin aside and asks her if her boyfriend (Eclipse) is abusing her. Even though she denies it, the doctor calls the police anyway. Caitlin sees the doctor talking with two officers when she steals the drugs. Caitlin and Eclipse narrowly escape the hospital before the police catch them.

Meanwhile, the police have arrived on the other side of Blink's portal. Thunderbird begins to prepare everyone to evacuate when he overhears them call in a SWAT team to take care of the situation. The SWAT team start to come through when Lauren can't close one of Blink's portals in time. Andy uses his powers to send them - and Blink, accidentally - flying. Blink's powers go haywire as several portals suddenly open and close all over the building. Caitlin and Eclipse return to the Underground's headquarters while it's being evacuated. Caitlin heads in alone to give Blink her medicine. With her condition stabilized, Blink's powers are back under her control.

Polaris is transferred to Lakewood County Jail. A collar is placed around her neck that gives her a strong shock if she attempts to use her powers while in prison. Polaris powers through one of these shocks when a tough inmate and her gang threatens her and her unborn child. The guards place Polaris in solitary for this display.

The Sentinel Services detain Reed into their custody. Agent Turner interrogates him over the whereabouts of his family and the Mutant Underground, but Reed uses his knowledge as an attorney to avoid answering any of his questions. The Sentinel Services bring Reed's mother Ellen in for questioning to convince him to work with them. Reed, however, sees through this, and demands the Sentinels give him a lawyer and that his family can go free. Agent Turner agrees to his demands, but only if he gives up the Mutant Underground.

Elsewhere, Dr. Roderick Campbell has his assistant pull up information about an incident in Rio concerning mutant siblings and to get him in touch with the agent in charge of the search for the Strucker children.

Notes

  • Agent Turner mentioned a "July 15th incident," where a blast of energy from a mutant claimed the lives of many people, including Agent Turner's daughter.


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Cast

Character Actor
Reed StruckerStephen Moyer
Caitlin StruckerAmy Acker
Eclipse / Marcos DiazSean Teale
Lauren StruckerNatalie Alyn Lynd
Andy StruckerPercy Hynes White
Agent Jace TurnerCoby Bell
Blink / Clarice FongJamie Chung
Thunderbird / John ProudstarBlair Redford
Polaris / Lorna DaneEmma Dumont
Dr. Roderick CampbellGarret Dillahunt
Dreamer / Sonya SimonsonElena Satine
TBAFolake Olowofoyeku
Dr. WatkinsChris Butler
Ellen StruckerSharon Gless
Agent Ed WeeksJoe Nemmers
SageHayley Lovitt
ShatterJermaine Rivers
PedroDinarte De Freitas

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Links and References

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Footnotes

  1. The Gifted - Episode 1.02 - rX - Promotional Photos & Press Release. SpoilerTV (27 September 2017). Retrieved on 28 September 2017.