The Gifted Ending Review – Thai Drama on Netflix

The Gifted (Thai TV Series) Thai Drama Plot Summary

The Gifted 2018 (นักเรียนพลังกิฟต์) follows the school life of main protagonist Pang after he mysteriously earns a spot in Ritdha High School’s prestigious Gifted Program. After the thrill of discovering his special powers which led him to the Gifted Program, Pang realizes that there are dark secrets surrounding the Gifted Program and he sees it as his duty to expose those dark secrets to the world.

You might be searching for the sequel – The Gifted Graduation 2020 instead. Check out my post for my detailed review, thoughts and reflections on this series! 🤩🤩

The Gifted Thai Drama Trailer with Eng Sub

The Gifted Thailand Drama Review

The Gifted (2018) is one of the best Thai dramas I’ve ever watched 😍. The storyline is captivating, the character development is complete and it is of little wonder a sequel The Gifted: Graduation was released in 2020😍😍. I look forward to this sequel and to see how (1) the powers of Pang are further developed, (2) how the entire Gifted Class works together to bring down SPOILER ALERT!!! Director Supat. I initially started watching this drama to learn Thai speaking. Similar to The Underclass and other Thai dramas I’ve recommended to watch for those keen to self learn the Thai language, The Gifted revolves around school life – hence the vocabulary you can pick up will be more relevant in daily life. However, I eventually got sucked into the plot and ended up chasing the storyline more than picking out new vocabulary 😛

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The Gifted (2018) Thailand Plot Spoilers

❗❗ BE WARNED – THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD ❗❗

Main Characters in The Gifted and their Powers

Pawaret “Pang” Sermrittirong

A struggling student in Class 8, the lowest of all classes in Ritdha High School’s grade sorting system. Pang has one of the most powerful gifts – The ability to compel someone to do what he wants. This ability was first manifested in Episode 3 when Pang compelled Namtaan’s mother not to remove Namtaan from the Gifted Program. Pang’s ability is similar to that of Director Supot Chueamanee, thus Pang is immune to the Director’s manipulation. After discovering the dark secrets behind Director Supot and Ritdha High School, Pang convinces Wave to join forces and expose the dark secrets of the Gifted Program to the world.

Wasuthorn “Wave” Worachotmethee

A computer and mathematics genius from Class 1, Wave’s special power to control electronic devices he has once laid hands on. Wave starts out on a bad note with Pang at the start of Episode 1. After losing to Pang in the Gifted midterm exams in Episode 8, Wave was determined to prove his superiority over Pang. This drove him to manipulate the school students into wreaking havoc on the entire school in Episode 9. However, it is revealed that Wave has a painful past. He eventually teams up with Pang starting Episode 11 to take down Director Supot Chueamanee.

Chayanit “Namtaan” Prachkarit

One of Pang’s best friends in the Gifted Program. Having a curious personality, Namtaan’s power is to understand the emotions and thoughts of people she touches or the owner of objects she touches. Namtaan discovers the dark secrets of the Gifted Program while tracing an ex-student’s (Non, Ajarn Pom’s best friend) memory in Episode 3. However, her memories were wiped away by the Gifted Program form teacher Ajarn Pom.

Wichai “Ohm” Sai-Ngern

Also one of Pang’s best friends in the Gifted Program. Having a forgetful personality, Ohm’s ability is to make things disappear. After a traumatic experience of making a friend disappear in Episode 2, Ohm expands on his ability to make things reappear and make things invisible.

Irin “Claire” Jaratpun

The childhood friend of Korn and the love interest of Punn. Claire’s ability is to read people’s emotions which are manifested as different colours – purple for fear, orange for happiness etc.

Punn Taweesilp

The love interest of Claire. Punn has the power of imitation – allowing him to master the abilities of other people by observation. The downside of this ability is multiple personality disorder. Puun has the dominant leader personality, the paranoid, the Ah Beng and the suicidal which emerges when the first three personalities start quarelling among themselves.

Thanakorn “Korn” Gorbgoon

The childhood friend of Claire. Korn is a classic case of being careful what you wish for. Wishing he had more time to explore his photography hobby, Korn’s power is that he can go without sleep for days at length. He nearly spills out the secrets of the Gifted program in Episode 7 but is saved from expulsion when Pang uses his powers to compel Ajarn Pom to keep him in the class. Korn however dislikes his power and requested to withdraw from the program.

Patchamon “Mon” Pitiwongkorn

Mon has has superhuman strength with enhanced agility, allowing her to excel in sports and combat. The downside of this ability is that Mon’s sweat and tears will turn people insane and violent. This strains her friendships with the martial arts club and Mon, together with Korn, requested to withdraw from the Gifted program in Episode 11.

Porama “Pom” Wongrattana

Form teacher of the Gifted Program and one of the Gifted Program’s ex-students. Ajarn Pom has a powerful ability to manipulate memories, hence everyone on the brink of discovering the Gifted Program’s dark secrets forget everything before the truth is exposed. It is later revealed in Episode 12 that to develop Pom’s ability, Director Supot arranged for illegal experiments to be conducted on misbehaving students – with students becoming mentally disabled in the process. Non wanted to expose the truth but his memories were wiped away by Pom, who betrayed his friend to safeguard his own future. Pom was then overcome with guilt and wiped away his own memories of Non. Despite this, Pom was a good teacher who genuinely cared for his students. 

Director Supot Chueamanee

Director of Ritdha High School and the founder of the Gifted Program. He believes that brilliant people are above rules and it is acceptable for other normal students to be sacrificed in order to bring out the full potential of the gifted students. It is revealed in Episode 13 that Director Supot has an advanced version of Pang’s gift of manipulation – which can take place without physical contact. As such, Pang’s and Wave’s plans to bring him down fails.

Episode Recaps – The Gifted 2018 (นักเรียนพลังกิฟต์)

The Gifted Thai Episode 1 Recap

Pang makes history as the first ever student from Class 8 to enter the Gifted Program, at the cost of his friendship with Nac. Wave discovers his power and the reality behind the Gifted program.

The Gifted Thai Episode 2 Recap

Director Supot reveals the truth of the Gifted program to the students. Ohm discovers his potential through a traumatic experience of making a friend disappear.

The Gifted Thai Episode 3 Recap

Namtaan builds on her potential by revisiting ex-student Non’s memory as she was curious as to why he would quit the program. She discovers the ugly secrets of the Gifted Program and passes out.

The Gifted Thai Episode 4 Recap

Sassy Claire is all out to use her powers to get the lead role in the Drama Club but makes lots of enemies in the process. Tensions worsened when a racy video of Clarie was exposed.

The Gifted Thai Episode 5 Recap

Head student Punn signs up for all categories of the Academic Excellence Competition. When Wave beats him to the Mathematics category, the multiple personalities within Punn explode. The 4th suicidal personality then emerges to kill Punn.

The Gifted Thai Episode 6 Recap

Mon’s martial arts friends was exposed to her sweat and suddenly turned violent against her and injured other students. Pang unexpectedly unleashes his power against his former best frient Nac. 

The Gifted Thai Episode 7 Recap

Korn falls in love with a victim of Episode 6. He reveals the secrets of the Gifted Program and nearly gets expelled.

The Gifted Thai Episode 8 Recap

The students learn of the founding of the Gifted Program by solving a “murder case” for their midterm exam. Wave excels initially but Pang turns tables around as he uncovers the bonus point/the real truth of the “murder case”

The Gifted Thai Episode 9 Recap

Wave is furious for losing to Pang in the midterm exams. Ajarn Pom and Pang suspect Wave is the mastermind behind weird events in the school. Namtaam checks on Wave and learns his painful past.

The Gifted Thai Episode 10 Recap

It is revealed that Wave developed a game and manipulates the students into wrecking havoc – destroying school property, attacking teachers etc. The other Gifted Program students work together to stop Wave.

The Gifted Thai Episode 11 Recap

Mon and Korn resign from the Gifted Program. Pang and Wave bond over their mutual hatred for the school. They join hands to bring down Director Supat.

The Gifted Thai Episode 12 Recap

Pang and Wave discovers the red file that contains the dark secrets of the Gifted Program. They confront Ajarn Pom and the painful past of Ajarm Pom is revealed.

The Gifted Thai Episode 13 Recap

Pang and Wave attempt to expose the truth during Director Supat’s board meeting with the Ministry of Education. They fail due to Director Supat’s powers. Pang’s memory is removed and he is expelled from the Gifted Program. The episode ends with Pang regaining his memories with the help from Wave and reuniting with all his fellow classmates from the Gifted Program.

 

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Joanne Tan is an aspiring polyglot and has so far mastered English, Chinese and Thai languages. She first started learning Thai in 2015 before staying in Bangkok for 5 months, and then continued studying Thai up to Advanced Levels at the National University of Singapore. In 2017, Joanne was awarded ‘Advanced Thai Proficiency’ by the Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute of Chulalongkorn University. Today, Joanne continues to teach her friends basic Thai speaking and helps her Thai friends actively promote Thai culture.