THE GIFTED episode 8 will feature Marvel’s villainous twins Fenris and a Stepford Cuckoo.

Since the beginning of Fox’s THE GIFTED, comic book fans wondered if mutant siblings Andy and Lauren Strucker were actually very different interpretations of Marvel’s Fenris aka Andreas and Andrea von Strucker. Since their last names are similar and they’re brother and sister, it made the speculation valid.

But thanks to a new synopsis for episode 8 (airing November 20) titled “Threat of eXtinction,” we know that’s definitely not the case. That’s great, because Andreas and Andrea are twincestual white supremacists who are the children of terrorist organization HYDRA leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. In the comics, they were genetically modified supervillains who fire bio-energy powers when in physical contact with each other.

But the familial ties are there and we’ll get to see them in the episode portrayed by actors Paul Cooper and Caitlin Mehner.

We’ll also see another familiar character from the X-Men comics, Esme Cuckoo, who is 1/5 of Emma Frost’s protégés The Stepford Cuckoos. She’ll be played by actress Skyler Samuels.

Read the official synopsis below:


More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family’s past could prove useful in the all-new “threat of eXtinction” episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GIF-108) (TV-PG L, V)

Cast: Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker; Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker; Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson; Coby Bell as Jace Turner; Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker; Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker

Guest Cast: Elena Satine as Dreamer; Hayley Lovitt as Sage; Jermaine Rivers as Shatter; Garret Dillahunt as Dr. Roderick Campbell; Zach Roerig as Pulse; Paul Cooper as Andreas Von Strucker; Caitlin Mehner as Andrea Von Strucker; Ilan Srulovicz as Interpol Officer; James Dougherty as Pastor; Liza Fagin as Norah; Skyler Samuels as Esme; Renes Rivera as Hulking Mutant; Michelle Kim as Chloe Tan (“Vicious”); Marco Schittone as Young Boy; Raymond J. Barry as Otto Strucker; Stephen Alderfer as SS Agent”

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