[SPOILERS for those not caught up on The Gifted ahead.]
The Mutant Underground struggles to survive in a world without the X-Men in a promo for next week’s episode of The Gifted. As the mutants continue to fight off Sentinel Services, more problems arise as Eclipse (Sean Teale) is forced to make good on a promise made to his ex-lover, while troubling information is uncovered about one of their own.
The disappearance of the X-Men has put mutants in a bind, forcing them to fend for themselves against Sentinel Services, an organization tasked with hunting down and capturing mutants. On top of all that, the Sentinel Services has a way to turn them against each other, making survival for the mutants seem even more unlikely. Chosen by the X-Men to lead the Mutant Underground, Thunderbird (Blair Redford) and his group have been recently joined by the Strucker family, whose lives have been turned upside down by the Strucker children’s mutant powers.
A new promo for next week’s episode, titled “eXtreme measures”, shows Eclipse reluctantly working for his ex-lover, Carmen (Michelle Veintimilla), Reed (Stephen Moyer) arguing with Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind), and Polaris (Emma Dumont) using her powers. Also in the trailer, Thunderbird says “It’s up to us,” now that the X-Men are gone.
FOX has released a synopsis for the episode:
Eclipse receives a call from his ex-lover, Carmen (guest star Michelle Veintimilla), and must revisit his dark past in order to protect the Underground. Reed and Sage (Hayley Lovitt) comb through some secret files they recovered and find alarming information about Lauren’s new friend. Meanwhile, Thunderbird helps Blink open up about her past life and Jace greenlights a special surveillance program with the help of Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) in the all-new “eXtreme measures” episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GIF-107) (TV-PG L, V)
Fans who have been keeping up with the series know that the reunion of Eclipse and Polaris a few episodes ago came with a high price. Eclipse now owes favors to Carmen, a cartel owner. It remains to be seen what she’ll expect of him, or how far Eclipse will be willing to go to keep his end of the deal. Eclipse may not be able to keep his arrangement with Carmen a secret for very long. It also appears that Lauren’s new friend, Wes (Danny Ramirez), has a secret of his own that may lead to trouble between Lauren and her father.
The Gifted continues with “eXtreme measures” November 13th on FOX.