Season Two of X-Men spin-off show, The Gifted continues on UK TV screens tonight with episode eight – the dreaM. I’ll be blogging along live from 9pm, so why not follow along too.

Oh and if you’re running a little bit behind, then here are the blog entries for: eMergenceunMoored, coMplicationsoutMatchedafterMathiMprint and no Mercy. Read, digest and then come back for more.

I’ll see you here just before 9pm.

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8:40pm – I’m here!

8:50pm – So, tonight’s episode of The Gifted is directed by Robert Duncan McNeil – aka Tom Paris from Star Trek: Voyager. McNeil previously the season two opener, eMergence.

8:51pm – It’s possible you’re watching ITV at the moment to see The X Factor finale. I’ll be honest, I’ve watched none of this series, so even if I knew who won I wouldn’t actually know who they are.

8:55pm – Just in case you want to know, apparently Dalton Harris won. His single is a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power of Love.

8:58pm – OK, enough with that, let’s get back to The Gifted. The 8th episode is about to air on FOX. Are you ready?

9:00pm – For those wondering how far behind we are in the UK compared to the US, not far at all – actually it’s only a matter of days. Tonight’s episode was shown on Monday.

9:01pm – It’s starting. 

9:02pm – Opening (as usual) with a flashback. This one takes place just before the start of the second season.

9:03pm – Polaris refusing to talk about Magneto her dad.

9:04pm – I’m guessing this episode will be about fathers and/or Polaris. I’d love to think that we’ll see Magneto in this episode, but I highly doubt it.

9:07pm – “Are you Reed Strucker?” I guess she doesn’t watch this show.

9:08pm – Mutant powers regarded as disabilities? 

9:12pm – Polaris: The Early Years.

9:13pm – So that’s a gift clearly from Magneto.

9:14pm – First ad break of the night.

9:19pm – Oh come on, say MAGNETO!

9:21pm – A school for mutant children? Yet not Xavier’s School for Gifted Mutants.

9:23pm – It’s interesting that this facility is about suppressing mutant powers, in order to help mutants. 

9:25pm – I presume that because this facility seems like a good place it will eventually turn out to be evil. That’s how these things pan out, right?

9:26pm – Another flashback and another reference to Magneto without using his name.

9:32pm – I’m waiting for Eclipse to say “you’re just like your dad.”

9:33pm – Ad break two. So, what do we all think about The Gifted? Are you still into it? Struggling with it? Personally I like elements of the series, but I’m finding myself becoming more frustrated with it. The show keeps alluding to characters who will never appear in the series and that’s annoying. Plus, we’re now 21 episodes into the entire run of the show and we still don’t know where the X-Men are.

9:37pm – Speaking of the X-Men, who is reading Marvel’s new weekly X-Men comic? I’ve yet to start it (issue #4 is out this week), so if you’re digging it then sound off in the comments section and tell me what it’s like.

9:38pm – I do want to read it, but I just haven’t had the time. There’s just too many things to watch/read/catch-up on at present. 

9:43pm – Did he just buy that guys frisbee? Why does no one ever offer to buy my frisbee? OK, so I don’t have a frisbee, but I’ll get one if someone wants to buy it.

9:44pm – Now that Twist has gone solo are we going to see her pop up from time-to-time or is she going to be phased out of the series? I hope we see more from her. Twist’s powers are cool. Gross and deadly, but cool.

9:52pm – So, Dawn is being written out of the show. Well, I guess that’s one way to free Polaris up from mum duties for the remainder of the series. 

9:55pm – Oh… so this facility is looking into a way to suppress all mutant powers. 

9:57pm – Polaris now has a helmet/headpiece, made from a piece of Magneto’s costume. This headpiece is similar to something she has worn in the comics. 

9:58pm – And that’s it for another week. 

9:59pm – I like the reference to her comic book costume, but I feel this is another hint of something that probably won’t go anywhere in the future. 

10pm – Right, that’s your lot for this week. Thanks for joining me. Same time next week? 

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