When it comes right down to it, we’re not exactly certain if Triton died or not. Sure, he was shot during the premiere episode and fell into the deep blue. And hasn’t been seen since. Apply a little logic (and five full episodes since that time) and logic dictates he’s not coming back. Even the rest of his family has given up.
Gorgon, on the other hand, is a different story all together. He mandated his own demise. But his is a little more challenging a death than Triton’s. He did really need to off himself; it looked as if he could manhandle Mordis (who I’ve mistakenly referred to as “Mortis” previously) easily. Especially as the Inhuman’s go to guy when it comes to personal defense. And yet he’s gone.
Now, we’ve see a few Inhumans with the ability to come back from the dead or regenerate to some degree. But that isn’t a power Gorgon has in his possession. Guess our time with Hoofy is done. It seemed like a senseless death, unnecessary. But if Marvel Comics history has anything to say about it, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gorgon comes back alive and well before the season is over.
Speaking of deaths, one person definitely not returning to the fold is Tibor, Maximus’ former “right hand man.” That slit to the throat was with authority. So much for any usurping of Maximus’ rule.
Still, did that vision Maximus have of the royal family suddenly appearing foreshadow the inevitable? I believe it did … but I don’t think it’s going to come about as simply as that little mind trip showed.
One of the things I found a bit intriguing about this episode of Marvel’s Inhumans (“The Gentleman’s Name Is Gorgon” … another slam-bang title in the series) was Medusa’s intuitiveness when it comes not only to Black Bolt but to Attilan as well. Whereas Black Bolt is ready to return to his home and give his brother a major ass whipping, Medusa is his calm, cool and collected reasoning side. She knows it’s better to show Maximus in the light he’s created for himself, in full view of the kingdom’s people. Black Bolt’s desire isn’t without warrant but it’s not what’s best. As a benevolent king, you’d think Black Bolt would be more understanding of this line of thinking. He’s not the impulsive sort like Gorgon. And the fact he has to curb his vocal power every minute of every day should account for some internal discourse that would naturally fall in line with his discipline. In other words, ripping his brother a new one isn’t really an option, much as he might like that to happen. Guess it’s a good thing he’s got a voice of reason for a queen.
Did we get anything of substance out of this episode of Inhumans? Not really. Karnak’s a little better after the bop on his noggin, Lockjaw’s back to his old self, the family is back together for the most part and we’re about ready to head back to Attilan to deal with the politics of the place Maximus has thrown a wrench into. It was more filler with a few tidbits thrown in to tide us over.
The previews keep promising a rousing finale. And I would like to see that promised be kept. But the up and down (lackluster would be a better describer) plots we’ve witnessed to date don’t foster a great deal of hope.
Marvel’s Inhumans airs Fridays at 9:00 PM on ABC.
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