Secret Invasion gets personal in its penultimate episode, but is it too little, too late?

There’s no better time than the present to finally get some clarity on the big evil plot behind the entire show, especially with only one more episode left. The other major highlight of the hour comes from the return of Olivia Colman’s Sonya Falsworth, who embarks on her own personal quest for the Skrull. After discovering Principal Weatherby as an alien impersonator (“Who the hell it’s not a Skrull these days?” she hilariously comments to Fury once he’s informed about Rhodey later on), her research leads directly to Dr. Rosa Dalton (Katie Finneran) and her scientific work for Gravik. Among the information Pulling from the good off-screen doctor and Fury’s information in Finland as they travel to one of his fake graves, the exact parameters of the Harvest come into focus.

In “Battle for Earth,” the epic defeat of Thanos as seen in “Avengers: Endgame,” virtually all of the Avengers inadvertently left behind DNA for interested parties to recover after the fact. Some of the “collectors” sent out were Skrulls, and according to Fury, this is how Gravik came up with the idea for Super Skrulls in the first place. It is not entirely clear why he took this plenty of time to figure out why Fury takes responsibility for his current situation and for him to articulate that this it was the reason he came back to Earth from SABER in the first place, but better late than never I guess.

In any case, all the talk about the Avengers leads Fury to reaffirm why he can’t call them out to get them out of this bind. This is his problem, for better or worse, and it’s up to him to prove himself again by doing the right thing. After retrieving the vial of DNA from the Avengers and donning his famous eyepatch from a nearby safe house, the episode ends on the resounding note that Fury is finally back and ready to save the day.

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