Marvel’s Inhumans Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Make Way For… Medusa

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Inhumans fourth episode of the season – Make Way For… Medusa.

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If that seems like an odd episode title, Make Way For… Medusa, it is. It’s the title of Amazing Spider-Man #62 by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. Which may be the coolest thing about this episode. As we reach the halfway point of the Inhumans season, let me recap the show quickly. This episode is all about making human friends. Black Bolt and his prison buddy go to Dr. Evan Declan’s secret base where her learns that Black Bolt is a pure Inhuman. We also learn that Declan is working with Maximus but doesn’t know who Maximus is. Medusa and Louise have an uneasy alliance at first but eventually become friends as they track down where the helicopter took Black Bolt and while they run from the cops. Gorgon spends most of the episode explain to Holo and his friends how he now cares about humans and has to fight Mordis and the others alone. Crystal and Lockjaw are on a ranch where Lockjaw is sleeping (again) and Crystal is making friends with the hunky Dave and Karnak seems to have forgotten all about the others, is fooling around with the pot growing girl while her partner is going crazy and killing the third guy. Maximus wipes out the genetic council after they decide to not let him go through Terrigenesis again and we almost get the show down between Mordis and Black Bolt we wanted… but Medusa hits him with a car door. But we end with Black Bolt and Medusa together again and the took the Inhuman that can help them find the others with them.

I really want to like this series, but this episode was not good. Very little happened. The only one who seems to have any sense of urgency is Medusa and she is starting to become likable slowly. And I’m happy that Karnak is getting some, but the fact he just gave up on finding the others… how much pot is in the are at that farm? Half the writer’s job seems to be to find ways to incapacitate Lockjaw and where the hell is Triton? I’m not buying that he’s dead, but he might as well be. At the halfway point this show needs to seriously pick up the pace and get to some action.

The trailer for next week looks to have action… but so did the one for this week. But at least we know that the title, Something Inhuman This Way Comes is from Avengers #95 by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams and starts with Triton coming up out of the water… maybe he’ll be back in the TV show too.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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