Lauren can't access her powers when it matters most, leaving Caitlin to take matters into her own hands when they are being pursued. Reeva finally reveals her plan for the Inner Circle and it's darker than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, Jace confronts some regrets about his actions and is torn between pressures from the Purifiers and his own beliefs
Two months ago, Clarice does not believe she deserves to be happy because of her past; John says everyone deserves redemption, even Lorna and Andy. In the present, John saw her fall into a portal, unsure if she survived. While Jace processes what he has done, his partner Ted finds Reed. Reed's powers activate, killing Ted. Caitlin and Lauren take cover in an abandoned building as Lauren's powers return. Reed and Marcos rescue them. Reeva prepares her plan; she and Andy will attack and kill SS headquarters through the sewers, Lorna will take down communications, the Frosts will telepathically impose the idea of a mutant homeland as the solution, and the rest will destroy government buildings. Lorna tells Andy of Reeva and Benedict Ryan's arranging the attack on the Morlocks to clear out the sewers. Andy does not believe he can return, convinced he is a monster. Reed, empathizing with Andy, confesses to killing Ted out of anger. Jace confronts Benedict Ryan, who tells him another mutant attack is coming. Andy and Lorna reunite with the Mutant Underground; while John hears Clarice's voice. Upon learning Andy and Lorna defected, Reeva declares they will be killed.
Guest Starring Edit
- Chris Claremont, a comic book writer known for his work on Uncanny X-Men and its spin-offs, appeared in a cameo as the theorist that Jace Turner looked up online. Claremont was responsible for the creation of many characters and concepts used in The Gifted, including: the Morlocks, the Hellfire Club, the Inner Circle, Andrea Von Strucker, Andreas Von Strucker, Sage, and Evangeline Whedon.