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Secret Invasion Episode 5 Review: Widow’s Peak


In the penultimate episode of Marvel’s Secret Invasion, “Harvest”, Nick Fury has something that Gravik wants.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Secret Invasion
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This review contains spoilers

If there’s one thing that the MCU has taught us about Nick Fury, it’s that he’s pretty damned good on his own, but when he gets a team together who work towards his cause, whether it be Skrulls, SHIELD agents, or Avengers, he’s a lot better. Secret Invasion has compounded this theme throughout, revealing that some of Nick’s greatest achievements would never have happened without his worker bees. And in its fifth episode, “Harvest”, Nick’s new team begins forming in order to help him deal with the Gravik situation, even as he maintains he’s the only one who can really resolve the conflict and clean up the mess he made.

To that end, the “good guys” are split off into pairs ahead of the show’s climax . G’iah (Emilia Clarke) and Varra (Charlayne Woodard) meet to deal with both Talos’ body and Gravik’s kill squad, while Nick (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sonya (Olivia Colman) set off for Finland to retrieve The Harvest – all the Avengers’ DNA Nick managed to get scraped off the battlefield at the end of Avengers: Endgame thanks to Gravik and his Skrull clean-up crew. Nick posits that Gravik even dreamed up the idea for Super Skrulls after seeing the blood samples collected during the mission. Okay! Sure, why not?

But of all the ludicrous things in Secret Invasion, the montage that follows this revelation somehow takes the cake. It shouldn’t be funny that Nick “suits up” by getting a coat, an eyepatch, and a gun out of high tech storage in a mausoleum, but the fact that he had them all in separate compartments had me roaring. They would easily fit in one! Easily! I don’t know why this sent me, but it did. It’s just so silly.

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