The Gifted (TV series)

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The Gifted is an American TV show, created for Fox by Matt Nix, based on the X-men comics. Reed and Caitlin Strucker are ordinary parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children's mutant abilities.

Season 1[edit]

eXposed [1.1][edit]

Andy Strucker: I snuck out. I thought I'd go with you.
Lauren Strucker: Didn't you tell Mom you were going to bed?
Andy: Yeah, that's why they call it sneaking.

Caitlin Strucker: I just can't believe there wasn't any warning.
Lauren: Mom, accept it. Andy is a mutant. That's how mutant abilities first appear - it's moments of stress or danger. Dad talks about this all the time.
Caitlin: Lauren, I... we-we all know about your father's work. I-I just don't see how that suddenly makes you an expert.
Lauren: Mom. I know because... How do you think we got out of that gym?
Caitlin: What are you saying?
Lauren: I got us out.
Caitlin: You, too?
Lauren: Remember when we were coming back from that concert at church? And the truck almost hit us? For weeks, you were saying it was a miracle we didn't die. Mom... it wasn't a miracle.
Caitlin: That was three years ago. Honey, why... why didn't you tell me?
Lauren: Don't you think I tried?
Caitlin: You can always talk to me. Always. Your-your dad, too. Whatever your issues.
Lauren: Are you serious? Dad puts people like us in jail.

Clarice Fong: I just wanted to say… thanks for, you know, saving me. Even though I threw a coffeepot at your head.
Marcos Diaz: And a mug.
Clarice: And a mug.

Clarice: You ever burn anyone with that?
Marcos: Uh-huh.
Clarice: What about your girlfriend? You ever burned her?
Marcos: Yeah. She doesn't care. That's why she's my girlfriend.
Clarice: Kinky.

Reed Strucker: Did you get any sleep?
Caitlin: Some. But I think you might be a mutant, too, with some sort of snoring ability.

rX [1.2][edit]

Caitlin: You and my husband had a deal to help our family.
Marcos: Yeah, we did.
Caitlin: I expect you to honor that deal. We need to get Reed back and we need to get out of the country.
Marcos: Do you know your husband was trying to send my girlfriend to prison, right?
Caitlin: He was following the law. Has he prosecuted mutants? Yes, but–
Marcos: But some of his best friends are mutants?
Caitlin: Try his children.
Marcos: That's exactly my point. Tell me this: if it wasn't your kids in that gym, would you be standing up for them? Would your husband?

Dr. Watkins: [after stitching up Marcos' arm] So, how exactly did this happen?
Caitlin: It was an accident.
Marcos: I was fixing stuff on the roof, and you know that sticker on the ladder that says "don't step above the step"? I stepped above the step.
Watkins: Well I guess we learned a lesson today.

Scar: Hey muti, muti, muti.
Lorna Dane: You have a problem?
Scar: We'll see. Mutis in here, they work for me. From now on, you're gonna do what you're told.
Lorna: Uh, and... what if I decline this exciting opportunity?
Scar: Oh believe me, you don't want to do that. You see, out there you got powers. But in here, I got powers.
Lorna: Well I bet you're pretty glad you met me in here.

Caitlin: Is it always that bad for mutants?
Marcos: You thought that was bad? That doc actually stitched me up before he called the cops. That's top-flight mutant healthcare right there.
Caitlin: I mean there are protections though. The Civil Rights Act.
Marcos: Uh yeah, mutant rights. They're a nice idea, but there's always an exception for public safety. All they have to do is call you dangerous and you know what happens to those so-called rights? Poof, they're gone.

Clarice: All this damage, was it me? Is everyone okay?
John Proudstar: You were a little hard on the trees and some furniture, but people survived.
Clarice: This place needed a remodeling anyway.

eXodus [1.3][edit]

Andy: Pick your piece.
Lauren: I'll be... nickel.
Andy: I think I'm gonna be the shoe.
Lauren: No, You can't be the shoe. Be the bottle cap.
Andy: What do you mean? I just called the shoe.
Lauren: I don't care! Put it back!
Andy: Hey, what's your problem, psycho?
Lauren: Dad's always the shoe, okay?

Clarice: Something changed after I got sick. I woke up with this new beauty mark here. [points at a scar over her right eye] And my powers... I don't know... they're broken.
John: Hey, abilities don't break. Most mutants first access their abilities from strong emotions: fear, anger, pain. But those are all unreliable. The challenge is to tap into something positive.
Clarice: Positive?
John: Mm hm.
Clarice: Like what? We do some hot yoga and find my spirit animal?
John: Umm.. no, thanks. I'm pretty sure your spirit animal would bite me.
Clarice: No, it'd rip your head off.
John: That's impossible, my head can't be ripped off.

Clarice: Literally I have the power to bail out of bad situations. So, being scared is just a big part of it.
John: It's not all of it. In the Marines, when you want to give up they train you to focus on what you care about most. To hold onto it like your life depended on it, because at some point it will.
Clarice: Okay, so what did you care about?
John: Back then I had a lot to prove, about being Apache, a mutant.
Clarice: But what if I don't have anything?

[Reed jumps out of the van]
Jace Turner: Was I unclear? Your job was to stay in the van.
Reed: You were clear enough.
Turner: You just made the biggest mistake of your life.
Reed: No, but I got pretty damn close.
Turner: We had a deal, Mr. Strucker.
Reed: And you can shove that deal up your ass.

Marcos: There's seven deep out front. Anything out back?
John: Yeah, there's four of them and then more outside the kitchen door. We're surrounded. Look, I can get us through a wall, but if they start shooting while we run, there's gonna be a fight.
Andy: Run? Why should we have to run?
Lauren: Didn't you hear them? There's an army out there.
Andy: Yeah, so what? We can take those guys.
John: Yeah, of course we can take them, but we do that people are gonna die.
Andy: Well maybe it's time these people learned.
Caitlin: Andy, you don't mean that.
Andy: Yes, I do. Listen to them mum, they hate us!

eXit strategy [1.4][edit]

John: I'm not gonna sugarcoat this. We're talking about attacking the Sentinel Services.
Sage: We lost six people the last time we went up against them directly.
John: I know that better than anyone.
Marcos: It won't be like last time.
Sage: You're right. Last time we just hit a relocation center with a fence and some guard towers. This time it's a prison. Their systems have improved extrapolating from other attacks. We've got an 86.5% chance of failure.
Marcos: And if we do nothing, there's a 100% chance we never see them again.
Caitlin: I know we're new here, but please...
Marcos: Lorna's risked her life for everyone here in this room. Harry, your parents would be dead without her. Sage, she pulled you out of a gutter and she got you clean. I mean, she's... she needs us.
Sage: Doesn't change the math, Marcos.
Marcos: I don't care about the math, I care about Lorna.

Carmen: We were good together, you and me. Why didn't we work out?
Marcos: We cared about different things.
Carmen: I cared about taking care of my family, a family you were a part of before you ran off to go play hero.
Marcos: And I was fine with the family, it was the business...
Carmen: Is it so different from what you're doing now? Moving drugs from Mexico, moving mutants to Mexico, these days which one is more illegal?

Reed: I know I'm probably not someone you want to talk to.
Lorna: You're right about that.
Reed: I always told myself that anyone who was facing me in my courtroom was guilty. Told myself that I was the prosecutor, and that the law was clear, and if you'd broken it it was on you. Told myself that I was doing my job. And then I found out that my kids are mutants. They didn't mean to hurt anyone, they didn't mean to do anything. They were just defending themselves. But they broke the law, and with mandatory minimums they'll get at least ten years, maybe more. And a few days ago I would be the one making that argument. Before all of this I didn't understand, but I do now, and I'm sorry.
Lorna: Congratulations. On figuring out you're one of the bad guys. So what? If you would've thought about it awhile longer you wouldn't of destroyed so many lives? Huh? You want forgiveness? Ask the little boy who I strapped into a bus while he screamed, begging to join his mummy in prison, where you sent her. You know what? Ask the hundreds of families whose lives you and your friends ruined. Don't ask me.

[Andy and Lauren show John and Caitlin how they can combine their powers to stop the bus]
Caitlin: No. Kids are not attacking a convoy.
John: We don't have a good alternative here, Caitlin. We're running out of time.
Caitlin: What, so you're gonna use child soldiers now?
Andy: We're not kids like that anymore mom.
Caitlin: I said no.
Lauren: Mom, please. I know you're scared. I'm scared too. But think about what you said last night, about how sometimes we have to take risks.
Caitlin: Really? You're gonna use my own words against me? Look, this isn't going to visit your uncle Daniel. This is about trained men, with guns.
Lauren: We want to fight for this. You've always said that there are things worth fighting for. Was that all just talk? You said it yourself, there are risks worth taking.

[Andy is trying to use his powers]
Lauren: Andy, go!
Andy: I... I can't do it.
Lauren: What do you mean you can't do it? You have to.
Andy: I... I don't know. It's moving, it's just different.
Caitlin: You can do this, we believe in you.
Andy: It's not what we practiced.
Caitlin: Okay, okay, just calm down.
Lauren: Mom, stop babying him.
Caitlin: Lauren!
Lauren: [to Andy] Hey! You're the reason we're in this mess, and now you can't even help us get out?
Caitlin: What are you doing?
Andy: Back off!
Lauren: Maybe those bullies were right. Maybe you are nothing. If they're wrong, then prove it!
[Andy pushes Lauren out the way and uses his powers with Lauren's to stop the bus]
Lauren: Sorry, you're better when you're angry.

boXed in [1.5][edit]

Marcos: I heard from the prosecutor... I heard...
Lorna: About the baby.
Marcos: I know you've been through a lot. I just want to know, is it alright?
Lorna: Yeah, I think. I can feel it, alomst the way I can feel my auroral electricities in there, inside me. My baby. Our baby. I haven't even said those words aloud until just now.
Marcos: Are you happy?
Lorna: Look, when I was gone, I thought a lot about the world I was bringing a baby like ours into.
Marcos: [takes Lorna's hand] You know what I thought about when you were gone? How I couldn't wait to meet this kid. How I couldn't wait to be a father.
Lorna: [as she holds Marcos' hand the auroras manifest] Marcos.
Marcos: We're gonna have a weird kid.
Lorna: If it's a girl we should call her Aurora.

Andy: Hey, I'm O negative. It's universal donor, right?
Caitlin: Andy!
Andy: Why? You surprised I actually remember something from biology?
Caitlin: No.
Lauren: I am.

John: If the cops really are coming here, we could try and leave, but...
Sage: Uh, based on average police response times, any identifiable mutants leaving here will be aprehended before we're out of city limits.
Reed: They're looking for fugitives. The only that's gonna stop them is if they find one.
John: What are you saying?
Reed: I have to go out there, get seen, stir them away from this place, make it look like we went in another direction.
John: Even if they see you, doesn't mean they'll stop searching.
Reed: I know how these things work. They made an educated guess about the direction we went.

Caitlin: No, Reed! You can't do this! We just got you back.
Reed: The police are coming. We can't evacuate, and even if we did there is nowhere to go.
Caitlin: It has to be you? I mean we're in a building filled with people with powers.
Reed: They didn't just escape from jail. They're looking for me. These people, they need to know which side I'm on. And if this is my chance to make things right, I have to take it.
Caitlin: What will I tell the kids?
Reed: Tell them I'll be back by dinner.
Caitlin: You better.

Clarice: I need to talk to you! Did you mess with my head?
Sonya: What do you mean?
Clarice: I was watching you with the Sentinal Service guy, and then I remembered something. Last week, the two of us started to have a conversation, and now that conversation's just gone. And now I can't go ten minutes without this memory of John coming back to me. I'm asking you straight up: did you mess with my head?
Sonya: You couldn't use your abilities, Johnny was in trouble, and if you were going to help you needed a connection to him.
Clarice: You had no right. Were you ever gonna tell me.
Sonya: Look, I know that you're angry, but you have to understand, people's lives were at stake.
Clarice: I don't have to understand anything! What you do is wrong! You decided that you needed to fix me, and now I get to live with the memory of loving someone I barely know, someone who doesn't love me.
Sonya: I can take it away if you want, I can remove the memory.
Clarice: Just stay away from me!

got your siX [1.6][edit]

John: Clarice, there's a federal building in Baton Rouge that we need to get into. I know it's a lot to ask, but we think there might be information in there about Sentinel Services and what they did to Pulse.
Clarice: So, is that all? That's all we need to talk about? You need the 4-1-1 on your old Marine buddy, so I just blink you into a building? I'm just a portable door-maker?
John: What?
Clarice: Fine, if you're not gonna bring it up, I will. Your friend, Dreamer, stuck a memory in my head, without mentioning it to me, or I don't know, asking my permission. A memory I'm sure you're familiar with, because it's a memory of you.
John: Alright, I'm sorry. I asked her not to do that.
Clarice: But when she did, you decided not to say anything about it.
John: It was an emergency. She did it to save the team and afterwards... we still needed your help.
Clarice: Oh, I get it. You didn't want to tell me because you wanted to use me. FYI, you're not making this any better. I've got my own issues to sort out, my own people to find.

Agent Weeks: Wow, hey, Agent Turner, what are you doing here? You're not supposed to be here.
Turner: You know what it's like to lose your only daughter? Twice? You have no idea what I've been through. [to an off-screen agent] What are you looking at Suarez?
Weeks: Jace, when was the last time you slept? You're in no condition to be at work.
Turner: Where else would I be?
Weeks: You're on a mandatory leave of absence. Everybody's heart broke for you and for Paula, but you're not supposed to be here.
Turner: [takes Weeks's badge and opens his office door] You're gonna call security? Tell them I'll be in my office.

Sonya: So you never told me, how did your conversation go with Clarice?
John: She left, so I'd say not well. It's about par for the course these days.
Sonya: If you're talking about Pulse, that wasn't your fault.
John: How do you figure that? I left him, I let Sentinel Services take him.
Sonya: You thought he was dead.
John: I was wrong! I should've saved him. I'm starting to think that maybe the X-Men made a mistake, choosing me to be part of The Underground.
Sonya: Johnny! You can't think that way. I know you want to live up to who your father was, but you're doing all you can.
John: It's not enough. We have more refugees in there than we could possibly save. I can barely protect a bunch of veterans.
Sonya: You were chosen for a reason. The X-Men said: "A war is coming".
John: They didn't say we'd win.

Marcos: Did you always want to be a dad?
Reed: Yeah, yeah I guess I did. You're gonna be a father. How about you?
Marcos: I don't know. I didn't know my dad much really. Even before he kicked me out for being a mutant. I was the oldest, supposed to run the family business, make him look good. Safe to say I disappointed him.
Reed: Listen, if we all turned out just like our fathers, I wouldn't be much of a dad myself.
Marcos: Yeah. How'd you figure it out? Parenting?
Reed: I haven't. But I can tell you this: nothing that they can do would make you love them less. You start there, and then you do the best you can.

[Andy is fidgeting with Monopoly pieces]
Reed: Hey, let me make something clear. I have always been proud of you. Always, you hear me?
Andy: Yeah.
Reed: Whatever it is that you're thinking, you can tell me. I want to hear, no matter what.
Andy: I'm thinking... you should be the shoe. [Hands Reed the shoe piece from the game]
Reed: Of course, I'm always the shoe.
Andy: Yeah.
[They start playing a game of Monopoly]

eXtreme measures [1.7][edit]

John: You're tough to track, you know that? You didn't leave much of a trail.
Clarice: Yeah? That was intentional.
John: Hey, listen. Sorry, alright? What happened with you and Sonya, I should've told you.
Clarice: You think? You know I still see that memory she put in my head? It's like a bad soap opera I can't escape.
John: I'm here to convince you to come back. You're not safe out here right now.
Clarice: You're concerned for my safety. That's why you came?
John: No, that's not all. The Underground needs you.
Clarice: The Underground, got it. Sorry, but that's your battle, not mine.

Dr. Roderick Campbell: [answering phone] What can I do for you Agent Turner?
Turner: For starters you can tell me what the hell happened in the conference room today.
Campbell: To our associate from the DOJ? That's gonna be hard to tell without an MRI. My guess, she burst a blood vessel in her brain. She'll live, but–
Turner: No doctor, I mean: what happened?
Campbell: Well, I think that's pretty clear, don't you? Our bureaucratic friend suffered an unfortunate medical incident.
Turner: So you're saying that it was a... coincidence? I'm saying it was convenient, and it was damn suspicious.
Campbell: How so? You were making a case for our program, I saved a woman's life. I think it's time to move on.
Turner: Listen, they're not just gonna leave us alone, okay? The DOJ will just send somebody else.
Campbell: Maybe, in a few weeks. Meanwhile, our work can proceed.
Turner: This is not–
Campbell: Glad to say Agent Turner, I liked your passion in there. Grace would've been proud.

Reed: I was looking for Lauren, but I think she's avoiding me.
Caitlin: Very perceptive, counselor.
Reed: I always knew we were gonna be arguing over curfews or trying to keep wrong guys away. But this? Didn't see this coming.
Caitlin: I know. It feels like with all that's happened, everything should just stop, but our kids keep growing up.
Reed: I just want to protect her.
Caitlin: I know. We were blind to so much about the world, about our family. That's why Lauren hid herself from us.
Reed: I can't change the past.
Caitlin: I know, but right now she doesn't need a prosecutor, she needs a dad.

Wes: I know you probably hate me.
Reed: I don't hate you. And what I think doesn't matter as much as what Lauren thinks, anyway. You mind if I sit?
Wes: Yeah, go ahead.
Reed: [sits next to Wes] All my life I've been enforcing laws. The way I saw it, society only worked if there were consequences for breaking the rules. Lately, my feelings about society have changed a bit, but it's something I still believe in. Maybe in a new way, but I do believe it. It's about trust. What you did was wrong, Wes. You know that, right?
Wes: Yeah. What'd they say when you told them?
Reed: I haven't told them. You have a choice to make, Wes. You can hope they don't find out, or you can tell them and take your choices. But I'm gonna leave it in your hands.

Marcos: Babe, I'm sorry I'm late.
Lorna: How's Marietta?
Marcos: It's fine. They just had some delays, so I had to wait a bit, but I got what they could give us. I ran down an old contact, explained our situation, and he managed to give us some cash. Should be enough to keep the lights on a few weeks.
Lorna: An old contact?
Marcos: Yeah, in support of the cause, you know?
Lorna: Yeah, I know. [breaks off Marcos' lucky amulet] So how's Carmen doing?
Marcos: Okay, babe, you don't understand.
Lorna: I saw you with her. I think I understand perfectly.
Marcos: No, you don't. When you were in jail, the only way I could get you was to go to Carmen, for information. But I had to agree to work for her.
Lorna: And you weren't gonna mention this to me? It just never came up?
Marcos: I did this for you! And for our baby! The only reason I kept it from you was because... I just... I didn't know how to tell you, Lorna. I didn't know.
Lorna: Well, now you've told me. [throws amulet on the floor and walks off]

Taglines[edit]

  • You can't escape what you are.
  • Family is the Ultimate Power

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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