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Synopsis for "The Uses of Restraint"

Staking out a criminal, MK stands on a roof wanting to act but this is after the events of Civil War and non-registered vigilantes are prohibited. MK is cautious but Khonshu wants his solider to act. Meanwhile, Dect. Flint is starting to put a case together where criminals have been branded with MK’s crescent moon on their foreheads; he wonders if this is his former trustees work. As Flint thinks about MK, Frenchie has night terrors over Marc and leaves to visit him, Ray is working in MK’s garage, and Marlene is starting to think about her life with Marc on a date night with Taylor.

As they are walking home, Marlene tries to defend her contempt in boredom to Taylor as the men in her life have either died or were aggressive, but when the two are being jumped, she manages to fight off their attackers by stabbing them in the eyes with her house keys. Taylor left the date. At an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, Marc goes to check- in; he is applying for his S.H.I.E.L.D. Registration Card. The debriefing room is having its locked fix by a mechanic but Marc and Dr. Depford continue with the on-camera interview. Depford tries to provoke Marc as the lock mechanic is actually a security personal, but Marc passes the test and the interview can continue without the extra protection.

During the interview, Depford asks questions to clarify some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s records; age/physical condition, abilities, connection to the moon, and his different identities. Depford manages to get Marc to look into the moon, and by doing so, he was able to extract Steven Grant. Depford trips Steven to look at the moon once again causing him to fall into a sleep so Depford can record his official failure report, however, he only managed to summon Khonshu. With Marc unconscious but Khonshu speaking, Khonshu tears apart Depford by revealing his darkest secrets. If he wants them protected, he will pass Marc. Marc awakes and Depford passes MK. Marc walks to Flint’s car and thanks him for the radioed intel on Depford. MK later takes out the criminal for who he was stalking, brands his forehead, and shoves his Superhuman Registration Card in the criminal’s mouth.


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