Episode 2 has been released and while I was looking forward to it, that very quickly dissipated. Let’s jump in for a quick round up but before we do, I’ll try to be vague but there may be slight spoilers for episode one so be forewarned.
Before the dust has even settled from the events to finish off episode one we see Nick Fury on the move trying to cover his tracks and hide from the law that is closing in all around. Believing Fury was the perpetrator, world leaders are calling for his head as a new world war looks to be looming. You’d think that Fury would be all over the threat and yet cracks are starting to show within his usual cool and calm demeanour.
Episode two felt like a filler episode. Focusing on telling numerous small stories that will later fit in within the overarching narrative.
We get some more knowledge on what it is the Skrull uprising is planning on doing and how they are using their operatives already embedded within human society. Gravik is moving his chess pieces into check calmly while taking power over the Skrull uprising as he sees fit. I am not sure of the intentions of Talos’ daughter G’íah as her story seems to be much like her and hidden in the shadows for now.
Talos and Fury are at each other’s throats in a rare showing of being uncooperative after Talos lets slip just how many Skrull are on Earth. Fury is beginning to question why he wasn’t contacted sooner to return and yet even if he had could he have done anything different to stop the events currently in motion?
Episode two continues the dark gritty feel from the series opening yet without any real set pieces the MCU is known for. Fury’s failings are starting to catch up with him as we see a raw side to him highlighting his humanity. He is facing an alien invasion that the world at large knows nothing about and instead of facing the problem head on he continues to do what he knows and work within his world of shadows. Unfortunately, this post-blip world has filled Fury with more doom than hope and he will need to recover some of that optimism and empathy for the Skrull if he is to save Earth from them.
With a major twist to round out the episode, it will keep me coming back for more to see how and if in true Marvel fashion, the story pulls together in the final act.
Secret Invasion drops each Wednesday on Disney Plus.
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