It’s lastly right here; Secret Invasion episode 1 is now streaming on Disney Plus, introducing us to a hidden battle that most individuals within the MCU aren’t conscious of. A faction of Skrull rebels needs to take over the planet after Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) failed to present them their residence. That’s the general gist of the Secret Invasion plot, and we’re solely beginning to discover it.
In case you’ve already seen the primary episode, you understand it ends with an sudden main loss of life. However given the character of the shape-shifting attackers, we received’t know for sure whether or not the character actually died till subsequent week. In the meantime, that loss of life made me notice I’ve a couple of large questions on Secret Invasion that want first rate solutions. In case you haven’t seen episode 1, it is best to know that large spoilers comply with beneath.
The deaths in episode 1
Secret Invasion begins with a quick intro that explains the plot. Skrulls are covertly attacking Earth, and also you don’t know who to belief. It seems we shouldn’t belief Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) as a result of he’s a Skrull posing as a human.
By the tip of episode 1, we see a Skrull-Fury killing Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). She doesn’t flip right into a Skrull when the digicam strikes off her, so she have to be the true Fury sidekick. Until episode 2 will present Hill’s precise loss of life and her transformation right into a Skrull. When the aliens die, they at all times shift again to their common look.
I think we’ve simply seen Hill die within the MCU. And that’s what’s going to additional inspire Fury to resolve his Skrulls downside.
However these two deaths are sufficient to make me query the Secret Invasion plot and anticipate good solutions for them.
A little bit of Wakanda Endlessly historical past
Like Hill, Agent Ross is a vital MCU character, a type of items of connective tissue that tie the MCU collectively. And like Hill, Ross’s character isn’t explored sufficient. He’s treasured however expandable. We noticed that in Black Widow: Wakanda Endlessly.
Ross helped Wakanda, who saved his life within the first Black Panther. Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) wouldn’t perceive that. That’s why his ex-wife and present CIA boss arrested Agent Ross in Wakanda Endlessly. By the tip of the film, we see him incarcerated and despatched who is aware of the place. Fortunately Okoye (Danai Gurira) seems proper in time to avoid wasting him.
That makes Agent Ross a fugitive. Not less than from the CIA.
I’ll additionally word that the motion in Wakanda Endlessly occurs sooner or later in 2025. In the meantime, Secret Invasion is a 2026 journey. These are MCU years, in fact.
Why is Agent Ross in motion?
We’ve established that Agent Ross dying early in Secret Invasion is a Skrull in disguise. However that Agent Ross fooled one other agent into considering he’s the precise Ross. Doesn’t everybody know the CIA had him arrested?
Why would anybody settle for that Ross is in motion? And on the identical word, why can Ross use safe channels to ask for assist?
Additionally, the truth that Skrulls are impersonating authorities brokers like Ross is thrilling. Anybody might be a Skrull, even Avengers. However, as we study in Secret Invasion episode 1, Skrulls seize and maintain human shells in these circumstances the place they wish to steal their minds along with their look.
So does this imply that the true Agent Ross is trapped someplace?
Talking of people in captivity. We all know from episode 1 that Skrulls select websites of former nuclear vegetation to cover from the world. They’re proof against radioactivity. That’s why they haven’t any downside populating them. However what occurs to the human hosts they maintain in these machines? Wouldn’t they be affected by radioactivity?
Why is Maria Hill in Moscow?
Extra importantly, we’ve Maria Hill answering his name in Moscow and offering an extraction level. We would like Agent Ross, however we love Maria Hill. That’s, she must be positioned effectively above Ross, contemplating the type of world-saving Avengers expertise she’s had up to now. The very fact she’s within the discipline is considerably stunning.
What I’m getting at is that she ought to know that Agent Ross had gone rogue, for Wakanda that’s. And that the CIA had him arrested.
However the extra essential query is why was Maria Hill deployed in Russia? And who’s she working for precisely? We all know that Fury secluded himself in area after his Infinity-Struggle–Endgame expertise. He’s constructing the SABRE protection system and hasn’t been on Earth in practically three years.
Additionally, who’s Hill working for? Come to consider it; we’re but to search out out the reply to this query. And we’ve had this query because the Infinity Struggle credit scenes.
Ought to we fear about Secret Invasion plot holes so early?
Beginning with the tip of Secret Invasion, we want Fury to get mad and again into the sport. For that to occur, we want Hill to die in Moscow. So her presence in Russia is required. That additionally means she has to witness Skrull-Ross’s loss of life to appreciate the Skrull risk is actual.
However the truth that Hill is the primary one to reply and acknowledge Ross is likely to be a Secret Invasion plot gap, contemplating the occasions in Wakanda Endlessly.
One approach to reply all the things is that Ross works for a similar company that employed Hill and Fury. The company that responds on to the US president. And so they’re above the CIA. Subsequently, the true Agent Ross may need been working with Hill in Russia. Till Skrulls kidnapped him.
The opposite rationalization is that Hill was additionally a Skrull in disguise. And he or she was working with a Skrull-Ross for a motive. The 2 won’t be a part of group Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir). However in such a case, why not work with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) who opposes this covert on Earth?
Additionally, what if Agent Ross was already a Skrull in Wakanda Endlessly?
Regardless of the case, there’s a motive why I’m not too involved. This can be a spy thriller. We’re meant to query all the things and suspect that anybody is likely to be a Skrull. We’ll get our solutions quickly.