Marvel’s Inhumans “Make Way for… Medusa” Review
As far as pacing goes, Marvel’s Inhumans hasn’t let up with the momentum it started out with. This is a show that keeps you at the edge of your seat because again it is dangerous to be an Inhuman in the MCU. It is even more dangerous to be lost and considered dangerous in the world we are familiar with. The Royal Family’s back is against a wall and that seems to be when they are at their most dangerous. What works best right now is what happens when some of the others start finding their own way as well.
Black Bolt’s new situation is different, though an improvement on him being stuck in a prison that was trying to break him. I would rather him in a position where he can engage others and actually express himself instead of coming off stiff about everything he doesn’t understand. He slowly has been carrying a stronger presence as well which I’m sure most viewers would have wanted to see more of from the start. The other Inhuman with him I liked since the minute he told Blackbolt his story. We need characters like him who anyone from the Royal Family can relate to. Particularly when they find themselves in need. Having said that, this turn of events has also made Louise more relevant than she has been since her first introduction. The part she plays is still yet to fully unfold, though for now she at least has something going for her as she is forced to deal with Medusa. Her connection with Medusa was rocky, but through this it was easier to appreciate them both. Medusa really just presses her luck as at first it was hard to find the appeal in her based on her actions. However, at the very least it does mean something that one person from the Royal Family was truly active in finding someone else. That determination to defy everything to reach Blackbolt made her a stronger character as one who can’t use her powers either.
Through the episode it is now that we begin to take notice of Maximus showing his true colors. Again it is sad that some viewers really sit there thinking that they need to consider if he the hero or villain just based on his attacks against a cast system. This guy is clearly unstable and just his first scene of this episode made that statement. Even if his intentions are in the right place, his heart and his emotions are not. Maximus making bold moves to cement his status as the new ruler of Attilan was an understatement when you know what he actually did. There’s one thing that was greatly overlooked since the first episode that impressed me, and that was how far Maximus has thought through his plan to take the throne. You do wonder how in the world his reach and influence reached Earth, but it does capture his ability to think steps ahead. Especially when things don’t exactly go his way like current events from these past two episodes.
As I said above, it does grab your attention to see what happens when some of the others start finding their own way as well. Karnak is broken and vulnerable. A position I don’t think he’s all too familiar with having powers like his. It shakes things up when you are also able to see the way he is now able to connect with others when he can’t see how that connection ends. Getting back to Gorgon and the other guys, he may not be exactly forging his own path though he is doing his own thing rather than looking for the others.
If there’s one funny thing I must say about the feelings brought forth through Inhumans, I would say that it was most unfortunate when it cam to Lockjaw getting himself hurt as he and Crystal ported to Earth. Nobody wants to see that loveable dog hurt and I was hoping that this wasn’t come act of inconvenience they created to keep these two from finding the others without difficulty. The only problem here is that there isn’t much to like about Crystal. Still she is that princess and nothing like what you knew most about her. Luckily by the end of the episode you do see signs of both Crystal and Medusa growing into genuine people. Interactions matter which they are finding
Marvel’s Inhumans “Make Way for… Medusa” lived up to its name when the Queen of Attilan let nothing stop her from getting to where she needed to be and who. The start of every show like Inhumans starts of rocky and by the end of this episode you can see where certain storylines and characters are growing to become worthy of your investment. It is more important than ever that next week’s episode does not waste what this one set up. Momentum is everything for a comic book show these days.