The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6 Review: got your siX

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The latest chapter on The Gifted is all about team building as well as keeping your temper in check. 

What I loved about The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6 was all the emotional beats between multiple characters. Don't get me wrong, the superpowers sequences continue to be a blast to watch.

But I appreciate that The Gifted doesn't forget to remember that it's a family drama. It sometimes gets easy for comic book shows to be become more about the action as opposed to character development.

Polaris And Her Squad - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6

The more I see of The Gifted Season 1 it makes me wish that Marvel's Inhumans Season 1 had been this intelligently structured. We get superhero action and dramatic depths that ABC's new Marvel drama is simply lacking.

At first, the Polaris and Caitlin conflict was something I expected to drive me nuts. It doesn't completely make sense to me whenever a human is trying to lecture someone with powers how to run things.

Polaris has obviously been doing this for a long time, so I don't need Caitlin to lecture her suddenly. She only learned about her kids being mutants barely two weeks ago!

Men In Action - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6

It was Lauren that got to shine through that plot. The thing that I hope The Gifted tries to avoid moving forward is having Caitlin portrayed as the typical-overprotective parent telling their kids not to get involved with this.

If this is going to be their lives now for the foreseeable future, then she needs to let them evolve and take part in the action, especially as Andy and Lauren have some pretty darn strong powers!

That was why Caitlin was at the risk of being the downer of "got your siX" for me. I see it from her perspective, but I didn't necessarily agree with her view that these kids need some form of normalcy.

If the world has this hatred towards mutants, then there is no way to expect a "normal life" after this fight. I feel out of all the Struckers that Caitlin is still a bit stuck in her old life.

Polaris Doing Some Thinking - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6

I always envisioned that it would be the kids that would struggle more with letting go of their normal lives. Instead, it is Caitlin who for some reason isn't there yet which I don't quite get.

But at least Eclipse and Reed had some solid development from father to soon-to-be-father. I enjoyed that the tension between those two has dialed down a bit.

I'm not saying Reed is out of the clear just yet after working with the Sentinel Services. But I do think that moments like we got in "got your siX" helps humanize Reed again.

It also made me appreciate Andy a little more. He is finally learning to get his recklessness under control and understanding the reality that he is in. 

How Is Jace Holding Up - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6

Even the stuff between him and Andy was lovely because it allowed them to reconnect. I was also happy to see that Lauren was given some focus as I feel she's been on the sidelines recently.

Should we be alarmed over how Thunderbird didn't put any focus on finding Clarice after she stormed off? I get that they had more significant problems to worry about, but come on you need Clarice!

I'm still bothered by her behavior at the end of The Gifted Season 1 Episode 5. But I'm not expecting her to be gone for long as I'm sure she will be back at the start of the next episode.

Something that didn't entirely work in "got your siX" is where they were heading with Jace. He is getting dangerously close to coming off as a typical furious bad guy without some depth.

What Are You Hiding - The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6

Perhaps that was the whole point when he lost his memories thanks to Dreamer. But so far the one weakness in The Gifted has been the Sentinel Services.

In fact, Roderick Campbell is a far more compelling baddie than anyone from the Sentinel Services. He is keeping his cards close to the vest while not coming off as a mustache-twirling enemy.

So far the Sentinel Services are merely men in business suits. At this point, I'm expecting Roderick to take over as the larger threat of The Gifted Season 1 with the Sentinel Services acting as the muscle.

Overall, "got your siX" was another solid hour with some fantastic development between multiple characters. Hopefully, Jace will find a way to stand out as an antagonist before being stuck as a one-dimensional business suit.

Now it's your turn to let us know what you thought of The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6! What did you think of Reed and Andy's heart-to-heart moments?

Whose side are you on between Polaris and Caitlin? What is going on with Dr. Roderick Campbell?

Remember you can watch The Gifted online right here via TV Fanatic! Be caught with FOX's X-Men drama!

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The Gifted Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

Thunderbird: I was wrong, I should have saved him. I'm starting to think the X-Men maybe made a mistake choosing me to be part of the underground
Dreamer: Johnny, you can't think that way! I know you want to live to who your father was, but you are doing all you can.

Dreamer: You were chosen for a reason. The X-Men said a war is coming!
Thunderbird: They didn't say we'd win.