Secret Invasion 1×03 “Betrayal” filled in a lot of blanks that we had from the beginning of the season, especially regarding where G’iah’s alliances are. In this episode, Gravik outsmarts Fury and Talos and makes the one move we were fearful he would make from the beginning of the season.
After Fury’s passionate reunion with his wife, this episode starts at the Skrull camp, where the Skrull, who G’iah showed around is being recruited for a top-secret mission. From the documents on screen, he and other Skrulls have been tasked to shapeshift into Royal Navy members. Their mission is to direct a Navy sub to shoot down a plane carrying a UN delegation which would start a civil war. While the humans fight each other, the Skrulls would take over in secret. At this point, things look grim for Fury and his gang, but he has a plan. Or Talos does.
Fury Questions His Wife’s Loyalty
After the credits, we cut to a young Fury in what looks like a restaurant collecting top-secret information from a young Priscilla Fury/Varra. They flirt a little, and this is when their relationship begins, and that’s all we get from the flashback. Fury makes breakfast before she asks Fury why he’s back.
In Fury-style, he says the reason he’s returned is because he retired and plans to take up revenge in his free time before questioning Varra about her alliances. If she joined Gravik’s side. Varra complains that after Thanos’ snap, she mourned Fury, but he returned with no interest to continue their relationship. Instead, he ran to space. As Priscilla puts her husband in his place, she gets a mysterious call that shortens their reunion.
At the camp, Gravik returns to G’iah and questions her about Grogan’s death. He finds it hard to believe that Grogan could have known about their safe house when only he, G’iah, and those in the car knew of the location. Gravik is weird to ask about this AFTER putting a bullet in Grogan’s head. We wouldn’t be here now if he had just returned Grogan to the camp. But G’iah explains that the captured Skrull was forced “to make an educated guess” before bragging about how good of a liar she is. You can feel the distrust in Gravik’s voice and intense stare, so it’s only a matter of time before he finds her out.
Is G’iah a good enough liar to be a double agent?
Talos and Gravik Discuss The Future Of Skrull’s On Earth.
G’iah and Gravik land in London and visit a gallery where the Skrull General rants about those in power making the decisions while the soldiers like him have to do the dirty work (killing). The two Skrull leaders finally sit down, and Talos says he just wants the deaths of innocent Skrulls to stop. Then the popular scene from the trailer pops up when Gravik tells Talos he should be grateful he didn’t send G’iah back to him in a body bag – everyone in the restaurant turns into versions of Gravik.
With a swipe from Gravik’s hand, everyone stands down.
Talos shuts down Gravik’s hopes for an easy invasion and says humans don’t give up so quickly, but his fellow Skrull can’t believe Talos thinks his species is inferior. Talos is hell-bent on warning the humans to give them a fighting chance. When Gravik mentions G’iah the second time, he is stabbed in the hand. Yes, Talos! I like this side of Talos that’s finally fighting back. He chokes Gravik before removing his hand from the blade. He heals immediately, showing off how strong he’s become because of the experiments going down at the camp to make Skrulls more powerful.
When Talos leaves the restaurant, an older man hits him from the back and drops their phone before handing him a phone that looks very similar to G’iah’s burner phone. I’m 100% sure G’iah is the older man because when Gravik left the building, he ran so fast to get back to the car. A white van slowed down Gravik, making me think those on Talos’ side are more powerful than we see now.
Gravik’s Latest Plan Was Set To Fail
Fury finds Talos while eating at a bar and demands an apology from his friend. Furry was stubborn but still swallowed his pride and asked for the Skrull’s help. Fury asks for help from Falsworth, who found the listening device he hid in her Owl statue. (She named it Fury and made it an eye patch to match – the only funny moment in episode 3) The British operative gives them the name and location of the Neptune submarine’s captain before he goes through with the mission.
The duo has a heated argument while in the car, and Talos calls out Fury for giving him credit when he deserved it. Talos said since 1995, his spy network helped Fury so much that he helped build his badass reputation in the galaxy. Talos and Nick bring back the action as they break into Bob Fairbanks’s house to stop the disaster. They tie him up and ask nicely for the codes to stop the launch, but it doesn’t work.
Fury gets impatient and shoots the Skrull to get the code before the UN plane is shot from the sky. When the Gravik agent accuses G’iah of being a mole, Talos knows her cover could have been blown already. Still, he sends her to get the codes from The real Fairbanks, who is held in one of their pods so they can harvest his memories. Talos uses the codeword to abort the launch.
G’iah Is Caught, And Fury’s Wife Is Hiding Something
The mission is aborted on time, thanks to G’iah’s quick actions. But Fury is suspicious of Talos’’ intentions, but they pull it off. Too easily. Talos had told his daughter to run, and G’iahh got on her bike and rode out past the Skrullos camp gates only to be stopped by Gravik. The Skrull general reveals it was all a trap to weed out the actual mole in their ranks, and it works. G’iah begins a speech about leadership, only for Gravik to shoot her mercilessly.
Is G’iahh dead?? No way, because there are scenes from the Disney+ trailer with her in it that we have yet to see. So she might appear in the three remaining episodes. They already killed Maria Hill; there’s no way they’ll do the same to Emilia Clarke’s character. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone thought after the events of recent episodes.
In the last scene, Fury’s wife picks a gun from a safety deposit box. Then she calls Gravik to plan a meetup, but she doesn’t get to speak to him, making her visibly anxious. So is she working for Gravik? At this point, Fury can’t trust anyone except Talos.
Marvel’s Secret Invasion airs new episodes on Wednesday on Disney+.