Secret Invasion Ep 3 is the third chapter in an American television miniseries created by Kyle Bradstreet for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name. It is the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. It follows Nick Fury and his allies, who attempt to thwart a Skrull invasion of Earth. (Wikipedia)
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Entitled “Betrayed”, Secret Invasion Ep 3 continues to fly in the face of the MCU continuity for its own sake. The Youtube pundits have been focusing about how this or that character was secretly a Skrull all along and somehow that all makes sense. It does not. It stopped making sense the moment it was revealed that contrary to the ending in Captain Marvel, the Skrulls were never looking for a new world but a million of them had settled on Earth since 1997. Huh??
Secret Invasion Ep 3 wants to have us believe that everybody else is clueless about the Skrull invasion except Nick Fury. Even Fury’s previously unknown wife is also a Skrull. Well, of course, why not, eh? Not only that, his wife is working with the Skrull terrorists, as well! Sure! And Fury is utterly clueless. Whatever happened to Nick Fury? So is that Disney’s go-to for every old hero – they become useless? Talk about a paucity of ideas.
For a spy thriller, there are hardly any thrills to be had here. The only real action comes when Fury and Talos, stop a nuclear disaster that would have triggered World War III. Which seems to be the Skrulls’ plan. And what would Fury do without Talos? He seems to be impotent without the Skrull. So is this the real Nick Fury, his reputation propped by alien beings, whom he exploited and manipulated for his own gains? Yikes.
Secret Invasion Ep 3 would also have us believe that Gravik has killed G’iah but we never see her body? If so, why does he leave her body behind? Wouldn’t she have reverted to her natural form, and how would anyone explain a dead alien? So much for keeping their existence a secret! One more thing. The underlying arc of granting super-powers to the Skrulls is never quite explained – how is that possible? Also, the concept of Super-Skrulls seems hollow in a MCU where the Fantastic Four have not been introduced yet. A godawful mess!
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