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Recap / Inhumans S 1 E 4 Make Way For Medusa

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While Maximus tightens his rule, the rest of he Royal Family still tries to find their way on Earth.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It's not clear what exactly Dr. Declan's motives are and what's going on inside his science compound. He is apparently manipulated by Maximus under a false alias.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Louise and Medusa show up and rescue Black Bolt right as he's about to be taken captive by Auran.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Declan tells Maximus that they need Black Bolt alive to successfully harness his DNA samples.
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  • Dynamic Entry: Louise and Medusa come speeding into the scene with a stolen car to rescue Black Bolt from Auran and Mortis and Medusa promptly takes Mortis out with the door.
  • Entitled Bitch: Both Medusa and Crystal really show off how bossy and demanding they can be due to their royal status.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Gorgon and the surfers. Medusa and Louise are starting to show signs of this, as well.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: One of the drug dealers gets pretty jealous about Jen's affection towards Karnak.
  • I Have Your Wife: Auran tries to bluff Black Bolt into coming with her with this. It doesn't work, as Medusa arrives on the scenes moments later.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: The vet's reaction when Crystal belittles her abilities of treating Lockjaw towards her ex.
  • Interspecies Romance: A relationship starts developing between Karnak (an Inhuman) and Jen (a regular human).
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  • It's All My Fault: Gorgon is really heartbroken about one of the Surfer Dudes dying for him.
  • I Work Alone: Gorgon sends the rest of the surfers away after one of them died fighting Maximus' group, as they feel like family to him and he doesn't want to lose another.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Maximus is revealed to be manipulating Dr. Declan.
  • Mythology Gag: Karnak has, now that he is working alongside the narcotics farmers, changed from his royal uniform to his modern, more well known outfit, down to the tattered front ends of the open hoodie; later in the episode, after the beach, he even wears the hood up and looks very much like his comic counterpart.
  • Never My Fault: Crystal doesn't even think about entertaining the thought that Lockjaws injuries are also partially their own fault by, y'know, teleporting right on a road.
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  • No Sympathy: Medusa is extremely unympathetic on Louise's story of how she lost her dad, despite losing her own parents.
  • Oh, Crap!: Like Gorgon before him, Black Bolt becomes very unsettled when he sees Mortis.
  • The Purge: Maximus lures the Genetic Council into a trap to dispose of them.
  • Reunion Kiss: The minute Black Bolt and Medusa make eye contact, they run straight for each other, and engage in a very relieved kiss.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Louise's and Medusa's conversations throughout the entire episode essentially are this.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The little toy rocket ship Louise keeps with her contains her father's ashes.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Medusa evidently just sees Louise as a means to an end and ditches her when she finds where Black Bolt's helicopter ended up without so much as a thank-you. Louise catches up to her and calls her out on it.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Louise chews out Medusa for acting like a huge Ungrateful Bastard despite everything she did for her.

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