Secret Invasion episode 2’s mind-blowing cliffhanger has already been defined

Marvel’s Secret Invasion collection is advancing steadily, with episode 2 now streaming on Disney Plus. I’ve already mentioned one massive reveal from the second episode and talked about the mind-blowing cliffhanger on the finish. It’s not a credit scene, but it surely certain appears like one, because it provides one other layer of depth to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his MCU journey.

It’s additionally the type of ending that may go away you guessing, just about like the tip of episode 1. Nonetheless, in contrast to final week, we didn’t have to attend till subsequent Wednesday to search out out the reply. We have already got an official rationalization for the event on the finish of episode 2.

Earlier than I can share it with you, I’ll warn you that massive spoilers observe under. You’ll need to meet up with Secret Invasion on Disney Plus earlier than studying any additional.

How episode 2 ends

The primary Secret Invasion episode ended with a Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) posing Fury so he may get near Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to kill her. On the time, I stated it wasn’t clear whether or not Hill died on digital camera or whether or not she was a human or a Skrull herself. Episode 2 cleared that up proper from the beginning. Sadly, Maria Hill is certainly useless.

However that’s a particularly essential element for Fury’s arc within the present and his need to interact with the Skrull rebels.

Add to that that the truth that James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) simply fired Fury, and Fury parted methods with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) early within the episode, and also you notice that the previous SHIELD boss is low on allies. And Fury doesn’t need to ask the Avengers for assist for worry of the Skrulls changing them. Sadly, he may be too late on that entrance.

I’ve cause to consider that Warfare Machine may be a Skrull in Secret Invasion. However that may be only a sleight of hand from Marvel.

Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) in Secret Invasion trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

The top of the episode reveals us Fury returning dwelling. He’s driving a automobile with the steering wheel on the appropriate aspect, so he have to be someplace within the UK. We then see a Skrull lady making ready dinner at dwelling simply earlier than Fury enters. She switches to a human look simply as he goes by way of the door.

Earlier than greeting him, she reminds him of the obvious rule of the home. It’s a must to put on your marriage ceremony ring whenever you come dwelling, Fury!

Why that’s such an enormous deal for Fury

That’s proper, Fury is married to a Skrull. However does he realize it? That’s the large cliffhanger of episode 2. If he does realize it, then we’re one more reason why this secret warfare in opposition to the Skrulls is private for him. If he doesn’t, which may be much more thrilling, then the Skrulls have infiltrated the house of probably the most highly effective individuals on Earth.

Whatever the reply, Fury being married is a large legal responsibility. Enemies may all the time goal him by way of his spouse.

Then once more, we’ve all the time recognized that Fury was married. He stated so in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We simply by no means met Priscilla Fury prior to now.

I’ll additionally level out an attention-grabbing factor about this marriage. Fury has been absent from Earth because the occasions in Avengers: Endgame. However he’s coming dwelling for dinner so nonchalantly that you simply’d assume that is what a traditional day in his life appears to be like like. To not point out that Priscilla doesn’t appear too aggravated. Has Fury been visiting her all these years whereas ignoring everybody else?

James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) firing Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Secret Invasion episode 2.
James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) firing Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Secret Invasion episode 2. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Marvel’s rationalization

Marvel didn’t let followers speculate for too lengthy. We will now verify that Fury is aware of his spouse is a Skrull, because of Secret Invasion director Ali Selim. He informed Deadline that Fury is aware of the reality. They only shot the scene in a approach to make the general public marvel:

Within the script, he is aware of. And after we shot it, it was attention-grabbing that perhaps he didn’t know. We in the end edited it in a manner that made individuals really feel like, ‘I ponder if he is aware of or not. I can’t tease something ahead about his spouse. The dialog within the foyer after the premiere the opposite night time was, ‘Does he know she’s a Skrull? Or does he not?’ And I believe both manner works.

Extra attention-grabbing is the identification of Priscilla. This lady appeared early within the episode in that flashback scene from 1997. On the time, Fury was recruiting Skrulls right into a workforce of spies. That was a superb concept, utilizing shape-shifters for Fury’s line of labor. However it’s the occasion that results in the present battle.

It was Priscilla who introduced Gravik to Fury. And he recruited Gravik and others with a promise to search out the Skrulls a brand new dwelling. Selim teased the significance of episode 2’s cliffhanger for the present:

I believe his spouse is a assist and a complication, and I believe you’ll be taught attention-grabbing issues about their relationship…going ahead. However in the end, that’s the private challenge that he must confront to make this make sense to him.

Secret Invasion episode 3 hits Disney Plus subsequent Wednesday, and it’ll absolutely develop upon that last scene on this week’s episode.