Divide and Conquer
- Gorgon and his new allies put up a good fight against Auran's troops, at least until Mortis shows up.
- Crystal's denouncement of Maximus in front of the Genetic Council. "Maximus is king...of no one".
- Which is immediately followed by a clever bit of Xanatos Speed Chess from Maximus, in which he spins Crystal's actions as her running from her problems like the rest of the royals.
- Evan Declan's plan to break Black Bolt out of prison.
Make Way for... Medusa
- Louise gave a "The Reason You Suck" Speech at Medusa for being condescending towards her late father's dream. Considering that it came after Medusa had threatened her at gunpoint and stolen Louise's laptop after Louise was already jeopardizing herself by helping Medusa, who had been incredibly arrogant and dismissive the entire time, seeing Louise stand her ground was impressive.
Something Inhuman This Way Comes
...And Finally: Black Bolt
- Black Bolt finding the will to not kill his brother and let him rule over Attilan. An empty Attilan.
- The Heroic Sacrifice of Eldrac. When it becomes clear that the protective dome over Attilan is going to fail, Eldrac is used to transport the entire population of Attilan—over 1,400 people— to Earth. As previously shown, teleporting others is physically painful to Eldrac. Also, as part of the city, he cannot be physically removed, so he knows that he is going to die when the dome fails. Yet he not only managed to do it, and without complaint, he still had the strength to teleport Black Bolt at the last minute, even finding the strength to urge Black Bolt to go through. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Inhumans of Afterlife maintained that every Inhuman has their powers for a purpose. Saving the people of Attilan was Eldrac's purpose.
- Anson Mount, who plays Black Bolt, was told by Roel Reiné (who directed the premiere) to simply use 15 or 16 signs. Instead, Mount developed a sign system which took over fifty pages, while carefully ensuring that none of it duplicated ASL. Even better? He's expressed interest in developing it into a full Conlang should the series run long enough.