Secret Invasion episode 3 killed off a key character, however it’s not what you suppose

We’re now midway by way of Secret Invasion, with episode 3 obtainable to stream on Disney Plus. We’ve simply realized extra particulars concerning the destiny of the Skrulls on Earth, together with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and his relationship with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Additionally, since Secret Invasion is a spy story, we’ve seen loads of dying, together with what gave the impression to be the untimely passing of one of many present’s key characters.

However in the event you’ve been following Secret Invasion advertising and the MCU normally, you already know higher than to belief what you noticed. This isn’t even an actual cliffhanger as a result of I can already clarify all the pieces. Whilst you received’t have to attend till episode 4 to see how this character returns to life, it is best to know that spoilers will comply with. Be sure to watch the primary three Secret Invasion episodes earlier than studying any additional

You may’t pull the identical trick twice

You don’t rent Emilia Clarke, “Mom of Dragons,” to play a key MCU character in Secret Invasion after which kill her character in episode 3. That’s why that dying scene wasn’t stunning in any respect.

Sure, Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) found that she was the mole. She was working with Talos to forestall an assault that will result in World Battle 3 on Earth. And sure, Gravik shot G’iah proper within the coronary heart. However we’re not performed seeing Clarke in Secret Invasion.

Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) in Secret Invasion trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

In spite of everything, Marvel already pulled the dying cliffhanger in Secret Invasion episode 1. Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) died on the finish of the episode. And we would have liked to attend till the second installment within the sequence to see whether or not she was actually gone.

I’ll level out that we nonetheless haven’t seen her physique, however it appears to be like like Hill died for actual. So you’ll be able to’t repeat that stunt with Clarke. Or in the event you do, G’iah shall be resurrected by some means in episode 4.

Additionally, you don’t kill two essential MCU characters performed by girls. Particularly high-profile stars you would possibly wish to make use of for different MCU adventures.

Why G’iah shall be again in Secret Invasion

You don’t even have to comprehend all that to know that Marvel didn’t actually kill G’iah. For those who’ve watched Marvel’s trailers for the sequence, you’ve most likely observed that we’ve but to see a number of the scenes that includes G’iah in these clips.

Whereas Marvel’s trailers will be deceptive, we nonetheless have loads of scenes that includes G’iah. And let’s additionally keep in mind that G’iah isn’t the one MCU character with Emilia Clarke’s face — extra on this later.

As for Gravik, taking pictures G’iah was the one option to go. He knew he had a traitor in his ranks, and Talos’s daughter can be first on that checklist. Killing her was his solely possibility, reasonably than risking a combat together with her. Too unhealthy Gravik didn’t additionally retrieve the physique.

G'iah (Emilia Clarke) in Secret Invasion trailer.
G’iah (Emilia Clarke) in Secret Invasion trailer. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Is it G’iah? Or another person?

I informed you a couple of days in the past that Secret Invasion episode 2 teased the arrival of the Tremendous Skrulls. Gravik simply talked about them by title in episode 3. He’s working with scientists to include overseas DNA into Skrull genetics.

Particularly, we noticed 4 forms of creatures whose DNA the Skrulls obtained. The checklist consists of Groot, Frost Beasts, Cull Obsidian, and Extremis. The latter is the virus from Iron Man 3. Extremis offers you unbelievable energy and allows you to heal sooner.

G’iah was the primary to find the experiments. What if she used a few of this Tremendous Skrull Soldier serum on herself? Extremis might be the genetic mutation that saves her life regardless of being shot by way of the guts in episode 3.

In spite of everything, the occasions in episode 3 inform us that Gravik already acquired the Extremis mutation. Simply rewatch the scene the place Talos stabs him within the hand, pinning the villain to a desk. As soon as Fury’s ally leaves, Gravik manages to extract himself from that predicament and heal the hand. That’s probably Extremis at work.

Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) has Mr. Fantastic-like powers.
Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir) has Mr. Improbable-like powers. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

However what if G’iah is useless? Let’s keep in mind that the Skrulls preserve the people they replicate in a type of stasis utilizing particular equipment. Meaning the human host that G’iah stole have to be in a coma someplace in a Skrull compound.

Early Secret Invasion rumors stated that Emilia Clarke would possibly play a personality named Abigail Model, who was the director of SWORD within the comics. After WandaVision, SWORD doesn’t appear to exist. And we don’t know whether or not Model is coming to the MCU anytime quickly. Nevertheless it’s at all times attainable for the human model of G’iah to look within the TV present.

Whoever this human host is likely to be, she’s going to deal with weapons in scenes we’ve but to see within the TV present.

With all this in thoughts, it’s abundantly clear that Emilia Clarke’s days within the MCU aren’t over. And we’ll probably see at the very least one in every of her characters in Secret Invasion subsequent Wednesday.