“The series finale of Secret Invasion is a solid and satisfying ending to this riveting spy thriller series.”
It’s already been six weeks since the beginning of Secret Invasion and it has been quite a ride giving Nick Fury his own adventure. But, it’s coming to an end now, so is this a satisfying series finale?
WARNING: This review contains spoilers
FURY AND FALSWORTH
Since the beginning of the series, we didn’t see any superheroes (Rhodey doesn’t count since we saw the Skrull version), just Fury, no back up. Secret Invasion did keep its promise, there are no cameos in this finale, no Captain Marvel, no Thor or any superhero, Fury fights his battle with Falsworth on his side. And that battle is to convince President Ritson that Rhodey is a Skrull, in doing so avoiding the start of World War III, which would lead to the end of humanity. The stakes are high, this is a worldwide threat but the episode stays grounded on the Fury side. It’s a small setting at the hospital with a confrontation betwen Ritson, Rhodey, Fury and Falsworth. That’s why it works. In keeping it grounded, you get the same tension from the previous episodes. It ended like it started as a riveting spy thriller series.
When all is said and done, the ending scene will get you teary eyed. After all the action and tensions, it just goes back to Fury and Varra/Priscilla who share a deeply moving scene. I think it is a great way to end things. This series has always kept in sight what it wanted to be and stayed on this path until the end. There is the right balance between the spy aspect of the series and the emotional aspect. Moreover, this final scene is a wonderful scene of love and acceptance sending the right message to the audience.
BATTLE OF SUPER SKRULLS
Furthermore, on the Skrulls front, things are quite different. Gi’ah fights Gravik in an epic battle as both share the DNA found in the Harvest. They now have the powers of all the superheroes. It’s an intense fight. However, it’s the weakest part of the episode. Obviously, defeating Gravik requires extreme measures and it can only end in a fight. It makes sense storywise but I’m much more interested in the spy stuff with the Fury storyline. Nevertheless, I am glad to see that this episode heavily features Emilia Clarke’s character.
The series finale of Secret Invasion concludes the storyline set up in a satisfying way and it also opens the door for what’s next. By the end of the episode, a lot of things are happening. The extinction of humanity has been avoided by Fury but other troubles have arisen. Ritson has started a witch hunt against the Skrulls, which puts them all in danger. Gi’ah and Falsworth are forming a team to help each other against Ritson’s threat and protecting humanity. While Fury is going back to the S.A.B.E.R. station with his wife in order to organize peace talks with the Kree. This would give the opportunity for the Skrulls to leave Earth and be safe again. That’s a lot and the future is quite exciting for the MCU.
The Kree/Skrull storyline with Fury and Varra is likely going to continue in The Marvels this November. There is also a lot more to explore with Gi’ah now that she is in a way the ultimate superhero of the universe as she has all these powers. It would be interesting to dive deeper into this new duo of Gi’ah/Falsworth.
The series finale of Secret Invasion is a solid and satisfying ending to this riveting spy thriller series.
Secret Invasion are now streaming on Disney Plus.
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