The Third episode of Marvel’s SECRET INVASION now streaming on Disney+ and we’re loving this espionage vibe. Nothing and no one is as they seem. Check out the ‘SECRET INVASION’ Easter Eggs Episode 3 Betrayed.
‘SECRET INVASION’ Easter Eggs Episode 3 Betrayed
Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Marvel’s Secret Invasion Episode 2.
The Skrull seen in Episode 1 has officially joined Gravik’s rebellion.
Last week the show showed us some Easter eggs related to the Super Skrulls in the comics; this week they said the words.
Gravik introduces the new DNA-altering technology to the Skrull council, and the term “Super Skrull” is used.
Extremis Healing Properties
Talos stabs Gravik with a knife in the hand, and when Gravik pulls his hand away, the knife rips through his flesh, and we see the fiery glow of Extremis as Gravik’s hand self-repairs its wound.
1998 Dreykov and Black Widow
We see a flashback of Fury and Varra (Charlayne Woodard) in 1998 NYC in 93rd Diner. Varra would later marry Fury and take the name Priscilla.
Priscilla has been working among the Skrulls who have agreed to aid Fury on Earth, in exchange for Fury and Captain Marvel’s help in finding a new home planet. Varra slips a blood-stained envelope to Fury and says, “This should put Dreykov’s men on their heels.”
This exchange links ‘Secret Invasion’ and Black Widow (2021), where we see Dreykov (Ray Winstone), the Soviet General who led the Red Room and its Black Widows. Black Widow took place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, but this scene shows that Dreykov had been active prior to his final confrontation with Natasha Romanoff. This is a direct correlation to the events of “Budapest” that Nat and Hawkeye often discuss in The Avengers.
G’iah sneaks to the fracking pods, in search of the code to abort the missile strike headed for a United Nations plane. We saw the fracking pods last week, but they were introduced in Captain Marvel, when the Skrulls used one to infiltrate the mind of Carol Danvers. Gravik has a fleet of them at New Skrullos.
The pods contain the captive humans the Skrulls are impersonating. We see familiar faces including Chris Stearns (Christopher McDonald) and U.K. Prime Minister Pamela Lawton (Anna Madeley).
Their survival implies that the Skrulls need to keep them alive to fully reach into their memory, meaning Everett Ross may still be alive.
“Nobody calls me Nick.”
There are many theories on how to spot a Skrull but Fury’s fool-proof method, as he made clear to Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel—anyone who really knows him refers to him simply as Fury.
Commodore Robert “Bob” Fairbanks (David Bark-Jones) impersonates Talos, calls Fury, and in an attempt to trick Fury, says “Sorry, Nick” followed by instructions leading to a trap. Fury knows immediately that he’s dealing with a Skull. “Nobody calls me Nick, Bob.”
We see Priscilla at the end of the episode; she’s working as a double agent, aiding Gravik and his rebellion all along.
She asks to speak to Gravik on the phone but is denied, and follows the instructions that she’s given. The instructions come from a voice that sounds for all the world like Colonel Rhodes (Don Cheadle), suggesting that the Rhodey we’ve seen so far is Skrull (which explains the sudden firing from SABER in the previous episode).
“Secret Invasion” Episodes 1-3 are now streaming on Disney+.
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