Mutant X is a science fiction television series about the genius geneticist Adam Kane and his heroic team of four young human mutants: feral Shalimar Fox, molecular Jesse Kilmartin, psionic Emma deLauro, and elemental Brennan Mulwray (later joined by the light-manipulator Lexa Pierce). The show's three seasons (66 episodes in all), filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, originally aired in the U.S. from October 6 2001 to May 17 2004.
"I am Adam Kane. I was a pioneer of genetic research, manipulating DNA to save human lives. But in many their genes unexpectedly mutated. They developed super-human abilities. Together with four of the most powerful, I fight to protect a world that doesn't even know we exist. We are MUTANT X."
John Shea as Adam Kane | Lauren Lee Smith as Emma deLauro | Forbes March as Jesse Kilmartin | Victoria Pratt as Shalimar Fox | Victor Webster as Brennan Mulwray | Karen Cliche as Lexa Pierce | Tom McCamus as Mason Eckhart | Andrew Gillies as Dr. Ken Harrison | Michael Easton as Gabriel Ashlocke | George Buza as Lexa's Dominion Contact | Guest stars
Overview: The genius geneticist Adam once worked at Genomex, a government research facility where he attempted to save fatally ill children through DNA manipulation. His research did help some, but many of the children developed abnormal abilities as a consequence of the experiments. Guilt-ridden about his role in their creation, Adam stole the database of these new mutant "Children of Genomex" and fled Genomex to build his own secret homebase in the mountains, Sanctuary. After the death of the project's creator, Dr. Paul Breedlove, the former head of Genomex security, Mason Eckhart, formed The Genetic Security Agency (GSA) with the goal of containing potentially dangerous new mutants. Adam responds to this new threat by recruiting a team of four of the most powerful new mutants, feral Shalimar Fox, molecular Jesse Kilmartin, psionic Emma deLauro, and elemental Brennan Mulwray. Together, they aid him in his efforts to rescue their fellow new mutants from GSA capture.
S1 episode synopses: 101-114 are here, 115-122 are here. S1 episode quotes: here and here.
*Note: One generally confusing point is that the season one finale, "A Breed Apart," (ep. 121) actually aired before the second-to-last episode, "Dancing on the Razor" (ep. 122). Thus fans watching the episodes in numerical order will see Mason, who was podded 'for all eternity' in episode 121, pop back up unharmed in 122, only to mysteriously become podded again in the first episode of the second season.
#101 "Shock of the New." On a mission to protect the unwitting subjects of a covert human genetics program gone awry, Adam and his MUTANT X team set out to find these new mutants before they can be hunted down and exploited for their special powers.
#102 "I Scream the Body Electric." Brennan and Emma join the Mutant X team in fighting off Eckhart's Genetic Security Agency forces.
#103 "Russian Roulette." Adam and his Mutant X team match wits with a Russian duo who are working for Eckhart.
#104 "Fool for Love." Shalimar falls for a research scientist who has developed a serum to reverse genetic mutations.
#105 "Kilohertz." When a mysterious new mutant uses his extraordinary powers to wreak havoc throughout the city, Adam leads the Mutant X team on a crusade to stop him.
#106 "The Meaning of Death." Adam and his team face their biggest challenge yet when a deadly virus spreads through the city, causing infected mutants to lose control over their powers.
#107 "Lit Fuse." Adam leads the Mutant X team on a mission to protect Ashley Elliot, a new mutant whose insatiable consumption of electricity is causing city-wide blackouts.
#108 "In the Presence of Mine Enemies." The Mutant X team embarks on a dangerous rescue mission to save Jesse's new mutant girlfriend, who has been kidnapped by the GSA.
#109 "Crime of the New Century." The Mutant X team sets out to rescue a young boy who's been mysteriously kidnapped.
#110 "Dark Star Rising." The Mutant X team struggles to save the last two survivors of an international anti-terrorist unit.
#111 "Whiter Shade of Pale." Adam must save the lives of an old flame and her daughter.
#112 "Double Vision." Emma is split in two by a synergetic energy blast.
#113 "Blood Ties." Jesse is roped into a deadly undercover mission when his estranged father mysteriously shows up.
#114 "Altered Ego." A young mutant from Adam's past shows up seeking revenge for her father's death.
#115 "Lazarus Syndrome." Emma falls prey to a modern-day vampire, who must feed on the life force of mutants in order to survive.
#116 "Interface." Emma's past puts her in grave danger when she is reunited with an old high school friend, now a GSA trainee.
#117 "Presumed Guilty." Adam finds himself framed for murder after encountering Marc Griffin, a mutant with the ability to steal people's memories.
#118 "Ex Marks the Spot." Shalimar's former boyfriend, mutant Zack Lockhart, joins the Mutant X team on a mission to steal a secret genetic formula.
#119 "Nothing to Fear." A powerful mutant practices mind control on the members of Mutant X to punish them for the death of his wife.
#120 "Deadly Desire." Seductive mutant Lorna Templeton casts a powerful love spell on Brennan.
#122 "Dancing on the Razor." A local journalist threatens to expose the existence of mutants to the world.
#121 "A Breed Apart." The Mutant X team faces its biggest challenge yet when Gabriel Ashlocke, the most powerful of all mutants, threatens to take over the world.
Overview: When the podding of Mason Eckhart renders the GSA obsolete, Mutant X focuses on shielding the world from the threat of dangerous new mutants like Gabriel Ashlocke, and saving new mutants from exploitation by covert government organizations and corrupt individuals out for personal gain.
S2 episode synopses: 201-210 are here, 211-221 are here, 222 is here. S2 episode quotes are here and here.
#201 "Past As Prologue." In a desperate attempt to save his own life, Ashlocke revives an ancient Egyptian alchemist who poses a lethal threat to the Mutant X team.
#202 "Power Play." The Mutant X team struggles to take down a military colonel who has threatened a nuclear holocaust.
#203 "Time Squared." The Mutant X team must chase the evil Gabriel Ashlocke back in time in order to stop him from changing the present.
#204 "Whose Woods These Are." The Mutant X team heads into the wilderness to stop a beast that has been killing hikers.
#205 "The Future Revealed." Ashlocke threatens to destroy the Mutant X team and the entire city unless Adam finds a cure to save him.
#206 "No Man Left Behind." When a military plane is shot down behind enemy lines, Mutant X races to recover the secret government weapon that was hidden onboard before innocent lives are threatened.
#207 "Crossroads of the Soul." When Brennan gets trapped inside an invisible town, the Mutant X team must rush to find him before he’s executed for a crime he didn’t commit.
#208 "Sign from Above." The Mutant X team must save Shalimar from a trio of extraterrestrials who pose a dangerous threat to the future of humanity.
#209 "Body and Soul." The Mutant X team sets out to stop the vengeful soul of a teenage boy from killing innocent people.
#210 "Understudy." Shalimar becomes suspicious of an old friend who suddenly reenters her life.
#211 "The Grift." Brennan’s ex-girlfriend enlists his help when one of her grifter schemes turns deadly.
#212 "At Destiny's End." The Mutant X team faces their most dangerous mission yet when they set out to stop a group of eco-terrorists.
#213 "Within These Walls." The lives of the Mutant X team are threatened when they set out to capture a highly dangerous escaped convict.
#214 "Hard Time." The Mutant X team goes undercover in a prison to investigate the recent unexplained deaths of several inmates.
#215 "Under the Cloak of War." After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, Adam sends Shalimar undercover to find out who ordered the hit.
#216 "Once Around." The Mutant X team must protect a key prosecution witness after he is nearly assassinated before the trial.
#217 "Final Judgement." A secret agency forces Adam to stand trial for allegedly trying to take over the world with his super-powered mutants.
#218 "Inferno." The Mutant X team sets out to stop a mutant arsonist who's been setting deadly fires.
#219 "One Step Closer." The Mutant X team must save a prominent senator’s daughter, who is kidnapped when Brennan’s powers begin to mutate out of control.
#220 "Reality Check." Mutant X faces off against a cold war era mutant who can alter a person's reality, shattering their minds in the process.
#221 "Reawakening." Aboard an ocean research vessel, Mutant X discovers the crew are being stalked by a prehistoric creature believed to be extinct.
#222 "Lest He Become." A reluctant Shalimar must reconnect with her estranged father when the Mutant X team learns his company is involved in genetic testing and manipulation.
Overview: With the disappearance of Adam and the deaths of Emma and Mason Eckhart at the beginning of season 3, Lexa Pierce, one of the mutant operatives of a powerful and shady organization called The Dominion, takes over the role of interim Mutant X leader.
S3 episode synopses: 301-308 are here, 309-316 are here, 317-322 are here. S3 episode quotes: here, here, and here.
#301 "Into the Moonless Night." In the exciting season opener, the surviving members of Mutant X emerge from a deadly explosion to meet the beautiful and mysterious Lexa, who makes them begin to question fundamental assumptions about their world.
#302 "Wages of Sin." The Mutant X team must stop the auction of a highly lethal substance that a number of notorious international terrorists are vying to acquire.
#303 "The Breed." The Mutant X team is brought in to help a military base that has become infected with a deadly disease.
#304 "Where Evil Dwells." The Mutant X team must stop a serial killer who leaves clues to his next victims in the form of puzzles.
#305 "The Taking of Crows." When Lexa is unknowingly drugged with a lethal substance, the team must race to find the antidote before it’s too late.
#306 "Shadows of Darkness." The Mutant X team is called in to investigate bizarre activities occurring at a local hospital.
#307 "The Hand of God." The Mutant X team embarks on a mission to locate and capture a powerful super-mutant who possesses god-like powers.
#308 "Wasteland." Jesse is forced to reconnect with his former fiancée when the Mutant X team learns that her company is involved in the genetic manipulation of crops.
#309 "No Exit." A revenge seeking cybernetic mutant uses his powers to overtake Sanctuary's security system in a malicious plot to destroy Mutant X.
#310 "Brother's Keeper." The Mutant X team learns about Lexa's estranged twin brother when he becomes the main target of an underground operation harvesting mutant organs.
#311 "Possibilities." Brennan and the Mutant X team join forces with a time traveling mutant to diffuse a bomb threatening devastating consequences.
#312 "Conspiracy Theory." While Brennan and Shalimar investigate a mysterious plane crash, Lexa contemplates her future with the Mutant X team.
#313 "The Art of Attraction." As the Mutant X team fights to retrieve a formula hidden in a collection of artwork, Shalimar is given vital information from a mysterious source.
#314 "A Normal Life." Mutant X tracks down a rogue scientist while Shalimar breaks away from the team to help Adam save the scientist and uncover the real bad guy.
#315 "Divided Loyalties." Brennan is forced to return to his criminal past when Mutant X discovers that his old partner is involved in stealing secrets from the Dominion.
#316 "The Age of Innocence." Mutant X unearths an old military experiment involving an age-reversal serum and is surprised to discover that Jesse's grandfather is one of the test subjects.
#317 "She's Come Undone." Discovering that their teammate Lexa is the subject of a covert experiment that is controlling her, the Mutant X team hunts for the doctor responsible.
#318 "In Between." When Jesse’s life hangs in the balance, Brennan must connect to him and lead him through past memories they’ve shared in order to save his life.
#319 "Dream Lover." Mutant X must stop a scientist from cloning women for use as slaves in his ultra-exclusive men’s club.
#320 "The Prophecy." Brennan battles with a Guardian of the Prophecy to stop the late mutant Ashlocke’s plan from beyond the grave of world domination.
#321 "Cirque des Merveilles." Lexa's suspicions lead Mutant X to unveil a traveling death camp, which is posed as a circus for mutant refugees and Mutant X's enemy within the Dominion.
#322 "The Assault." The team uncovers many of the mysteries surrounding Mutant X after the Dominion captures Lexa and Jesse.
Season Four: The Best of Mutant X
'Season four' is something of a misnomer, since it does not include any new Mutant X episodes. From September 27 2004 to September 19 2005, Tribune aired "The Best of Mutant X", a collection of 52 selected reruns from the first three seasons, calling this 'Season 4.' The episodes chosen for this distinction were: 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 112-115, 117, 119-204, 206, 207, 210-301, 303-310, 312-317, and 319-322. To find out why there was never a real 4th season of Mutant X, click here.
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