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Recap: Doomsday
The Fantastic Four has just finished dealing with a monster escaped from another dimension when a much worse problem is brought to their attention — Reed is rumored to have let the shields fail to test his theories on the effects of cosmic rays. Could the FF's intrepid leader be capable of such a thing, or is there more to this situation?

This episode includes the following tropes:

  • Attack of the Fifty-Foot Alien Bugs: At the beginning of the episode.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Reed is fascinated by the existence of the Negative Zone creatures and Susan has to snap him back to getting rid of them.
  • Clear My Name: Reed attempts to do this, and gets to the bottom just before his framer shows up.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Johnny, for a few minutes.
    Susan: We can't free ourselves, but maybe we can free each other. Johnny, do you remember when you made Ben's soda can explode just by looking at it?
    Johnny: Oh, that was so great; it went all over him! I just concentrated really hard and—oh, I get it!
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: Guess who's behind all this.
  • Frame-Up: Doom forged part of the journal entry leaked to the media.
  • Guinea Pig Teammates: What the paper seems to suggest Reed did.
  • It's All My Fault: In spite of the fact that in this universe, it was Doom's fault the shields failed, Reed still feels this way about what happened to Susan, Johnny, and Ben.
  • I Would Say If I Could Say: Alicia (who is blind) asks an ironic question.
    Reed carries so much guilt about what happened to all of you—and especially you. If I can see that, why can't you?
  • Mad Scientist: Doom is trying to make Reed out to be one of these.
  • One-Word Title
  • The Power of Friendship: Reed mentions it when talking to the Big Bad.
    "You're right, Victor [about him being weaker than the villain on his own]. But you forgot one thing. Unlike you, I'm not alone!"
  • Power Nullifier: The Big Bad's cells were built to counteract Susan, Johnny, and Ben's powers.
  • Power Strain Blackout: Reed, in midair, when he finishes closing the Negative Zone portal.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: When Doom opens the Negative Zone portal.
  • Shout-Out: When Johnny thinks Reed may be guilty, he refers to him as "Dr. Evil".
  • Understatement:
    Reed (upon finding an alien loose): You know there's sensitive equipment in my lab.
    Ben: Sensitive? Way to put it mildly, Stretch.
  • Whip It: Reed "realigns the creature's molecular configuration" to send it back to the Negative Zone.
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