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Marvel’s Inhumans Roundtable: Wrap Up of Season One

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The 8-episode limited series Marvel’s Inhumans debuted on ABC on September 29, airing a new episode every Friday since then, finishing up with its final episode on November 10.

The show explored the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt (Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels), the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escaped to Hawaii where they were greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. They had to find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life was destroyed forever.

The cast includes Serinda Swan (Graceland) as Black Bolt’s wife and Queen Medusa; Ken Leung (Lost) as Karnak; Eme Ikwuakor (Extant) as Gorgon; Isabelle Cornish (Home and Away); Ellen Woglom (Californication) from Louise and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Maximus

Please join Roz and Rueben as they talk about the last half of Marvel’s Inhumans:

Did you have a favorite scene from the last 4 episodes?

Rueben: I think I liked the scene in the finale between Louise and Medusa, when the latter showed up at Louise’s place, asking for help with all of the people of Atillan. Louise truly seemed very happy to see Medusa again and, despite her avid coldness toward humans, Medusa actually seemed glad to see Louise.

Roz: The moment Auran decided that Maximus had gone too far and truly cared for himself. As soon as she said she took her leave, I knew he would die alone on the moon, as a solitary king.

Do you think the Maximus got exactly what he deserved?

Rueben: When the teen who could see the future said that Maxiums would be the undisputed King of Atillan, I had a feeling that meant he would be alone on the moon. So, at least I was correct in that assumption; but part of me wanted to see Black Bolt end Maximus given all the bad things he has done, but he was a better man by leaving Maximus to “rule” all alone.

Roz: Maximus found out that absolute power corrupts absolutely and it felt apt to me that he would suffer as he did. He had been working for so many years to get power, at the expense of his parents’ deaths.

Given that we only saw the silhouette of The Boss, where do you think New Attilan is and how might it connect to this season of SHIELD?

Rueben:  I’m not really sure at this point.  It certainly was a non-descript location; but I have to think that they chose some deep dark part of the country to hide them to keep them safe until they integrate better.  As for The Boss, I’m unclear about that too since I am still very much a novice when it comes to the Marvel Universe.

Roz: I like to think that The Boss is some US leader with New Attilan being part of some state, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they are on some island alone.

At the end we saw some humans who were willing to work with the Inhumans. Do you have a favorite human at the end?

Roz: Louise did so much to get the Inhumans to Earth, but I think Dave opening up to Crystal and allowing her to see the other side was most important.

Rueben:  I can see your point with Dave, but for me, I really liked Louise.  She really hung in there with Medusa – even when she was being her Queen Bitchiness; and she also came through in helping them find a new home on Earth.

What did you think of the series?  Please share your thoughts below.

ABC has yet to announce if there will be more episodes of Marvel’s Inhumans at this point in time.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.

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