Secret Invasion – Episode 5: 9.0/10
On today’s episode, Harvest, the foundation for the final battle has been set. One of the top episodes of the season, I wasn’t disappointed with what we got. Instead, it was an entertaining ride. With plenty of action, I’m excited to see how this series wraps up.
If you got this far into Secret Invasion, then of course you need to finish the rest of the season. With only one episode left, this episode was a great set up for the final battle. With the most amount of action to date for this series, it was a fun watch all the way to the end.
So, to start with today’s thoughts on the episode, I’m a bit sad my predictions about Talos were wrong. This right here is your spoiler warning. Obviously, if you haven’t seen the episode, go do that.
Anyways, I’m a bit surprised that Talos remained dead. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize it needed to happen. One, if Talos did actually survive, that would be the greatest amount of plot armor in a very long time. A stab to the heart is quite difficult to survive. But Talos’ death is also a great turning point for G’iah. I know I mentioned in previous review for episode 3, that if G’iah died, it would spur Talos into action. Now, the reverse has happened, and I think it makes more sense in this way. G’iah is essentially the next generation. Talos has passed this torch, and G’iah is reacting in her own way to establish a home for her kind. Because of this, I’m quite excited to see what she does in the final episode to confront Gravik.
Now, besides that point, I have to say that this episode had the most death and blood I have seen in Marvel in a long time. Honestly, I didn’t expect this much brutality. Since the beginning of the show, I knew that this show was darker and more brutal than most Marvel projects, but the blatant amount of killing in this episode was a bit shocking.
I didn’t expect to watch Gravik slit a Skrull’s throat right in front of other Skrulls. Also, the amount of blood that spurted everywhere was quite surprising as well. Now, I have constantly mentioned that Marvel needs a bit more blood, and I think Secret Invasion proves me right. The blood does ground this show a bit more, which I like.
Speaking of the scene of Gravik slitting the throat, I think my favourite scene this episode was watching Gravik’s control slowly slip from his grasp. His take on power was always through his words and actions, but now something has clearly changed since the beginning. Killing Pagon was the worst mistake he made, and I liked how everything starts slipping from Gravik’s fingers. It’s a great way to set up a desperate villain for the end of the season.
I think the final thing I want to mention was Fury’s “suit up” scene. Watching him put on that signature eyepatch gave me some chills. The final battle is upon us, and I’m so ready for next week.
Overall, this episode of Secret Invasion was a fun one. It has great set up for the finale, and it also had some great action scenes. We got to see things fall apart for Gravik, and I can’t wait to see how it gets resolved. If you made it this far, you’ll have to watch this episode, and I’ll see you again for the finale next week.