Secret Invasion Episode 6
With the release of the last episode of Secret Invasion, I can confidently say that this was one of the better shows that Marvel has released in a long time. Although this ending does leave me with more questions than answers, I’m excited to see how these characters return in future Marvel projects.
If you’ve watched until this point, it should almost be a no-brainer that you have to watch the season finale for Secret Invasion. As a whole, I have to say that the show was quite entertaining, and it brought up some interesting ideas that can be explored later in future Marvel projects. If you’re reading this review to decide if you should start the show, I can confidently say it is worth a watch.
As per usual, this review will contain some spoilers for this episode, and the season as a whole. If you’re somehow reading this review before watching the show, definitely finish the show before reading this. With the spoiler warning out of the way, let’s get started.
So, today’s finale is split between two major plot threads: G’iah’s confrontation with Gravik, and Fury stopping the Skrull impersonating Rhodes. As a whole, I loved each section of the episode on its own. Both provided some tense moments and eye catching action. I personally liked the final confrontation between G’iah and Gravik since it had many references to other characters in the MCU.
I think my favourite moment in that fight was when G’iah used Mantis’ powers to put Gravik asleep in midair. It was a smart tactic that would have finished anyone else off if they weren’t a superpowered Skrull.
Leading up to this fight, I also liked the discussion between Gravik and “Fury”. At the time, I didn’t realize that G’iah impersonated Fury, so I was intrigued by Gravik’s outburst. He wasn’t wrong, but he wasn’t completely right either. I also liked “Fury’s” responses and how he showed how tired and defeated he is after all his years of fighting. Even though that was G’iah, the ending did show that the feelings were true.
Speaking of the ending, I have to say Fury’s ending was bittersweet. Now, I understand that Fury is exhausted after all his fighting, but it does disappoint me that this is what he’s become. It makes sense, but I do miss the old Fury. I also don’t quite understand why Fury didn’t try harder to prevent the declaration of war on the Skrulls. I thought his whole mission was to stop the fighting, but clearly, he was just trying to tie up loose ends and let go of the situation.
Now, this revelation does add for some interesting events that’s set up for the future. I’m mainly excited to see how the Skrulls come back in the future. Having shapeshifting enemies, and one as powered up like G’iah, make for some very interesting villains. This show did a job setting the foundation for itself, and now it’s doing a good job setting up the future. Overall, I’m quite impressed and ready for more.
To wrap things up, of the Marvel T.V. shows available, Secret Invasion is easily in my top three. With a great cast of characters, interesting ideas, and good set up, it was a fun watch all the way through. Now, I will miss the old Fury, but his time is pretty much done in the spotlight. He did his best for peace, but it never worked out. Even though he’s out, I’m sure he’ll be coming back in the future.