TV Review: Marvel’s Inhumans S1E3 Divide — And Conquer
The Inhumans desperately search for each other in the wake of Maximus’ coup; They must learn who they can trust on Earth.
While the first two episodes of Marvel’s Inhumans weren’t the disaster that everyone made them out to be, the third episode isn’t much better as it feels like it expands upon the first two and not much else.
We catch up with the various characters whether they’re on Earth, being pursued on Earth or on the Moon. They wander around and try to figure out what’s going on (everyone is) and by the end of the episode things feel like they’re almost in the same spot.
There’s some plot movement in that Black Bolt rallies some allies as does Gorgon. But then there’s groan inducing moments like Maximus allowing Crystal to escape and Medusa attempting to get money from an ATM. Karnak’s issues are explained but overall the episode and plot moves at a glacial pace. Maximus unleashes what’s hinted at as a deadly Inhuman but even that feels rather ho-hum when things get rolling. It’s all rather… boring. Again, it’s not bad, it’s just not very interesting or good either.
The other issue is that Maximus, who’s supposed to be the villain, actually is right in many ways. He wants to throw off the caste system and remove his people’s history of determining citizens’ roles based on their abilities. At its core, he’s right, it’s just he’s also a major creep, especially when it comes to Medusa and Crystal. So, right message, wrong messenger.
With a muddled plot (where the bad guy is right) and characters we could care less about, we’re left with a bore of a show that only feels like it should be watched to see how it connects to the great Marvel universe. The show isn’t good. The show isn’t bad. The show is flat, like its acting.
Overall Rating: 5.0