WARNING: This article contains spoilers for this week’s episode of Marvel’s Inhumans, “Havoc in the Hidden Land,” which premiered Friday on ABC.
The Royal Family suffered a terrible blow on last week’s episode of Marvel’s Inhumans with the loss of literal heavy-hitter Gorgon (Eke Ikwuakor), only to discover in Friday’s episode that Triton — whose apparent death early in the premiere set some of the season’s events into motion — is actually alive.
The grieving Royals are brought by Black Bolt (Anson Mount) to a beach in “Havoc in the Hidden Land,” where they’re reunited with the amphibious Triton (Mike Moh), who emerges from the ocean and the time and place previously designated by his king in case the mission on Earth went awry. They’re then teleported by Lockjaw to a bunker deep beneath Atillan.
As Black Bolt and Medusa (Serinda Swan) prepare to deal with the traitorous Maximus (Iwan Rheon) following a failed parley, and Triton sabotages the lunar city’s defenses, Karnak (Ken Leung) sneaks back into Attilan to find Auran (Sonya Balmores). Because she possesses healing abilities so extensive that she can resurrect herself after death, he thinks she can restore his Gorgon to life. Black Bolt and Medusa reject his plan, citing stories of madness or addiction triggered by a second Terrigenesis, but that doesn’t dissuade Karnak.
Naturally, Auran isn’t pleased to see Karnak again, as he previously snapped her neck and sent her corpse to Maximus. But, having slowly grown disillusioned with Maximus and his plans to become Inhuman, she decides to help bring resurrect Gorgon. With the ingredients handily provided, Karnak and Auran wait to see whether Gorgon will come back to life, but …. nothing happens.
Auran thinks that it’s due to her regenerative powers deteriorating, as the geneticist Evan Declan (Henry Ian Cusick) informed her in last week’s episode, but before they can delve into it further, Maximus arrives, aiming to finally give himself powers. It’s only later that Gorgon finally reawakens, back to 100 percent. Or maybe not, as he has eyes on Declan that certainly don’t look friendly.
It appears there may have been some negative side effects to bringing Gorgon back, but we won’t know until the season (possibly series) finale next week.
Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Ken Leung as Karnak, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton and Sonya Balmores as Auran.
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