I wouldn’t think so. But I saw this as affecting everyone in the story in that it regards superheroes and why they are illegal, or seen as a nuisance. Are you thinking it would be part of the RS throughline? Or are you thinking that scene is strictly a story driver?
What conflict does being mind controlled lead to? It has supers fighting for instead of against Evelyn, I guess, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the story of heroes being illegal. What would you add to that?
Also, the goal is pretty clearly to make heroes legal again, which I don’t think solves mind control problems. What it does is allow the heroes to fight villains again without being arrested for it.
I think at the moment I’d say that the physics of getting a new law leads to the conflict of the Screenslaver taking over people’s minds and making heroes look bad.
I’m not sure if it is, but this sounds a bit like you could be referencing the idea that complete stories are more memorable and that this one, being so hard for everyone to agree on or remember, isn’t a complete story. If that’s what you’re going for, I’d just say that this movie may not be complete, in which case all of this discussion is really just an exercise. But I’ll also point out that I pretty much seem to be the odd man out on where throughlines fall (at least at the moment, I can’t remember if earlier in the conversation anyone might have a made a case for this) which means there is some agreement going on. So, you know, it could just be me causing problems.
This is where things get muddy for me. But Bobs problem seems to me to be that he wants to be the one out there doing things. He thinks big problems call for big solutions. Math is math! It’s this attitude that prevents him being chosen as the face of the campaign or causes him to get angry when helping Dash with homework. He wishes he were stopping trains and chasing villains instead of Helen doing that, and there’s some conflict there, but does that affect the relationship? Do they grow closer of further, stronger or weaker, as a result? Just to be clear, they absolutely might, but I’m not seeing that reflected in the movie (or what I remember of it).
Instead, I’d say I possibly see a change in relationship when they discuss who should work to provide for the family and whether they did anything wrong by breaking the law to stop Underminer. I could also see some relationship throughline between Bob and the kids, though I’d be even less prepared to discuss.