Marvel’s Runaways: Top 5 Moments from “Tsunami”

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Marvel's Runaways - Episode 108 "Tsunami"
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It’s funny that the previous hour felt slow and this one did not, because in reality not a whole lot happened. PRIDE came together thanks to Janet texting ‘Tsunami,” which had not been used since Molly’s parents died. The members attempted to deal with a dying Victor, until Tina squealed to Jonah. It was pretty fun watching the so-called “family” turn on each other when it came time for someone to get in the box. Though Victor’s fate ultimately remained a mystery (between life and death?), Chase took a stand at the end to save his family. There are so many mysteries to be addressed, and just a few episodes left in which to address them. Enough with the soapy-drama already, guys. Do you think our teen heroes will finally “Runaway” in the season finale? Anyway, let’s tackle some of the top moments from the episode.

1. We’re Not Doctors

Though I’m still upset with the Yorkes for sending Molly away, the duo did try their best to save Victor. Naturally had they stabilized him early on, the episode would have ended before it started. Failing to fix their mess without Jonah was admirable, but it’s slightly ridiculous that PRIDE behaves like clueless children most of the time. You’ve really got to wonder how they managed to achieve any type of success in their individual fields. They’re just such screw-ups! I mean, it’s their teen children that have their shit together. The roles feel totally reversed, right? The “Victor’s dying” schtick took way too long, but the fact one of the PRIDE members might be offered up as a sacrifice was an excellent twist. Who would it be? Any would work for me.

Marvel's Runaways - Episode 108 "Tsunami"
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2. Magic Mittens

Leslie bringing Frank in to heal Victor with his glowing gloves was unexpected. Of course, that couldn’t work either as there was still too much episode left to go. For a dead guy, Victor sure was hanging in there. It was interesting that someone mentioned Frank being “back in.” We knew his memory had been wiped, but this was the first hint at the fact Frank was originally part of PRIDE. I loved the way Frank stood up to Leslie, finally. Still, when he was offered up as a sacrifice, her “not the worst idea” reaction was just awful. Seriously Leslie? Janet blamed the “Jonah juice” for the turn of events, while Robert decided to take her place as the sacrifice. The real surprise came when Tina annihilated the box with the staff. What?!? Didn’t see that one coming. Clearly Jonah is dying to get rid of someone, otherwise he would have put Victor on ice from the start.

Marvel's Runaways - Episode 108 "Tsunami"
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3. Find Elian

In my previous Top 5, I predicted Molly’s relative would provide important information on her folks. Well, luckily the writers wasted no time in that regard. While the way she connected the missing Elian elephant with a train station was a stretch, the adventure was fun. Molly’s reaction to seeing that old VHS tape was hilarious as well. She’s never seen one of those in her life. Obviously, the tape contains details regarding her parent’s deaths. Possibly even who killed them. What did the Hernandez parents learn and threaten to expose that got them killed? Any thoughts?

Marvel's Runaways - Episode 108 "Tsunami"
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4. Amy’s Flashbacks

I’ve got say, it was nice that the writers switched up the formula and didn’t give us a flashback right at the start of the episode. Amy’s story continues to be one of the more interesting and now we know her own mother hacked her. Tina is a piece of work, isn’t she? The fact Alex was scared and chickened out about sharing what he knew didn’t surprise me. However, Nico dropping the inquiry about him knowing Tina’s password… well that’s another story. Did she simply assume Amy had shared so much with Alex, that she gave him their mom’s password? That whole situation still seems fishy to me. How did no one think to look under Amy’s bed in all this time? I realize Tina had prohibited entrance into the room, but a missing backpack and cellphone might just contain damning evidence, no? One thing that’s somewhat clear now, the mysterious figure that stepped into her doorway probably ended Amy’s life.

Marvel's Runaways - Episode 108 "Tsunami"
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5. Chase Destroys the Laptop

It was frustrating that we’ve been waiting for Alex to decrypt those files for what seems like the entire season, only to have Chase destroy the laptop. I get it, there’s so much the teens don’t understand yet and Chase only recently began bonding with his Dad. Still, it was a very selfish move and if I were the others, I would have lost some faith in Chase at that moment. Is it possible Alex had time to back up the files to a server or is the blackmail video now off the table? While I’m disappointed in Chase, his motivation is clear. The kids need to focus their energy on bringing down Jonah. When will they connect the dots and realize he’s the baddie pulling all the strings?

 

What did you think of “Tsunami?” Is Jonah looking to eliminate some of the bumbling PRIDE members? He did mention only Victor is vital to his plans moving forward. What’s on that old VHS tape Molly found? Do you think Chase should have destroyed the laptop? Please hit the comments and share your thoughts on this latest episode of Runaways.

Marvel’s Runaways hits Hulu with new episodes at midnight on Tuesdays and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Showcase in Canada.

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