A new synopsis for episode 6 of Inhumans teases a death within the Royal Family. It is fair to say that nothing has gone according to plan for the Inhumans. Once intended to be a Phase 3 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters have since been relegated to the small screen on ABC. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the alien race in season 2, but it wasn't until later that the Royal Family was finally given a moment in the spotlight with Inhumans.
Unfortunately, from almost every leaked set photo and promotional material, fans continued to lose faith that they would be properly brought to life. While the IMAX box office results and initial ratings were far from terrible, the series' reception has not been positive. With half the miniseries nearly over, there is little time for the show to turn itself around, and it now appears as though the series is set to make a bold move in episode 6.
SpoilerTV has revealed the plot synopsis for the sixth episode of Inhumans - titled 'The Gentleman's Name Is Gorgon' - and it teases a death within the Royal Family. Thanks to Gorgon (Eme Ikwuakor) and Karnak (Ken Leung) taking it upon themselves to stop Auran (Sonya Balmores), that decision may lead to the death of a main character.
A FATAL TRAGEDY STRIKES THE ROYAL FAMILY, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS,’ ON ABC
“The Gentleman’s Name is Gorgon” – Gorgon and Karnak take on Auran and her Inhuman army with disastrous results, on an all-new episode of “Marvel’s Inhumans,” airing FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 (9:01-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
While synopses can sometimes be dramatized to increase interest, a tease such as this is a rather clear indication that one of the Royal Family members will not be around at the end of the episode. With Gorgon being featured in the episode title and directly confirmed to be involved in the "disastrous" battle, he appears to be the likely candidate. That said, he at least still has his Inhuman abilities, whereas Karnak's powers have been on the fritz, which might put him in mortal danger.
The other Royal Family members are presumably safe, as killing Black Bolt (Anson Mount) or Medusa (Serinda Swan) would be shocking and Crystal (Isabelle Cornish) is not even really involved with the story at this point. Then again, Lockjaw was previously shown injured on Earth, but it would be very surprising to see the show kill its giant, lovable CGI dog. If Inhumans does wind up killing a member of the Royal Family (or two if Triton is truly dead), it may cause further frustration for fans of these comic characters. How it happens and who dies remains to be seen, but it will have to be done incredibly well for the show to pull it off and have it mean something.
Marvel's Inhumans continues Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, with 'Make Way For… Medusa' at 9pm on ABC.