Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters - Will the Real May Please Stand Up?

From the episode's title, you can probably guess that this is the episode the dives into May's (Kiersey Clemons) past and explores what she's been running from. Given the foreshadowing and build-up, the reveal is a bit underwhelming but how events of the episode unfold do have ripples across the MonsterVerse beyond just this series as it relates to Applied Experimental Technologies. Needing help finding the friend they basically already abandoned, Cate (Anna Sawai) and Kentaro (Ren Watabe) team up with Tim (Joe Tippett) eventually leading to Monarch stepping in and helping procure her release, allowing her to rejoin the halfsiblings in their search.

The May storyline, while not as surprising as expected, is still handled quite well offering a short breather before getting back to the larger questions that brought these characters together to answer. The modern version of Monarch has a good episode here, both in finding ways to locate and extricate May out of her situation (which benefits Monarch's search) and in the choice of the organization to come out of the shadows also marks a major departure for the group while providing some comfort to the world that experts are out there doing what they can to limit Titan attacks. With the trio reunited, and now with the assistance of Monarch, the search for Lee (Kurt Russell) can begin again, this time with everyone working together. 

  • Title: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters - Will the Real May Please Stand Up?
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