Thursday, December 7, 2023

Invincible - In About Six Hours, I Lose My Virginity to a Fish

Mark (Steven Yeun) and his mother (Sandra Oh) attempt to prove to themselves and each other that they are fine, Mark continues to throw himself into his super-heroing which nearly causes him to miss his own graduation and cuts into his planned summer fun with Amber (Zazie Beetz). Invincible keeps quite busy here in saving the Washington Monument (mostly) from Doc Seismic (Chris Diamantopoulos), defeating the new Darkwing (Cleveland Berto), and heading to Atlantis which is what gives the episode its name.

Due to some miscommunication Mark mistakenly believes he needs to marry the queen because of Omni-Man killing her husband. What the Atlanteans really want however, is for Mark to fight a giant sea monster as some kind of atonement. Nothing about the visit goes exactly as planned, but Mark is at least able to head home with tensions between the surface and water worlds less tense than what they were at the start of the episode.

That doesn't even get into the struggles of the Guardians of the Globe working out their kinks as a team, Mark spending short amount of time with his friends, Debbie attempting to sell the house, the inner turmoil of the Lizard League, and the thread of the stowaway Martian who decides to become a super-hero and attempt to join the Guardians under the name Shapesmith (Ben Schwartz). There's almost too much plot jammed into a single episode here, with the title feeling a bit randomly chosen from one of several stories, but all of them work well enough building on the weight Mark feels on his shoulders and the struggles that he, and others, must deal with in Omni-Man's absence.

  • Title: Invincible - In About Six Hours, I Lose My Virginity to a Fish
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