Secret Invasion season 1, episode 3 recap: “Betrayed”

(L-R): Emilia Clarke as G'iah and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Des Willie. © 2023 MARVEL.
(L-R): Emilia Clarke as G'iah and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Des Willie. © 2023 MARVEL. /

The third episode of Secret Invasion, titled “Betrayed,” delves deeper into the complex world of deceit and hidden agendas. Shocking betrayals come to light as tensions rise and alliances shift, leaving us questioning who we can trust.

Let’s take a closer look at the key events and surprising revelations from this intense episode.

Secret Invasion season 1, episode 3 recap

In this episode, the Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens, gather to discuss their plan to infiltrate the Royal Navy and launch a missile strike on an important UN target. Their goal is to create chaos among humans, taking advantage of their vulnerability.

We are taken back to 1998, where Fury meets a woman named Priscilla, who is actually a Skrull named Varra. In the present day, Priscilla is happy to see Fury again, but she is also upset that he was gone for so long, leaving her to deal with heartbreak and uncertainty.

We’re left wondering whose side she is truly on. Gravik, one of the Skrulls, suspects there might be a traitor among them.

He questions G’iah about the police discovering their safe house. Gravik had previously punished another Skrull named Brogan for a supposed betrayal, but now he suspects G’iah might be the mole.

Gravik and G’iah travel to London, where they meet Talos, another Skrull leader. Gravik unknowingly reveals crucial information about the UN delegation’s arrival to an unknown recipient.

Talos warns Gravik about his plan to wipe out humanity and claims that humans are most dangerous when threatened. Talos promises to inform the nations about the different factions within the Skrulls.

Fury and Talos meet in London, where their complicated relationship is strained further. Fury informs Talos about a valuable Skrull asset within the US government, but Talos demands an embarrassing request from Fury before agreeing to help.

A submarine called Neptune, controlled by Skrulls, is preparing to attack the UN delegation. Fury contacts Sonya, who is dealing with her own mole problem and cannot assist directly.

She gives Fury the name and address of Captain Robert Fairbanks, the submarine’s commander. Fury and Talos rush to Fairbanks’ home to stop the attack.

However, Fairbanks is aware of their presence and stalls in providing the codes to halt the strike. Talos eliminates Fairbanks and contacts G’iah for the termination password.

G’iah retrieves the codes from the real Fairbanks’ memories at the Skrull base, successfully preventing the attack. Unfortunately, G’iah’s cover is blown, and Gravik confronts her, ultimately shooting her for her betrayal.

The episode ends with Priscilla obtaining a weapon from a bank vault and receiving an invitation from Gravik to meet him at St. James Church, suggesting she may be aligned with him.

Secret Invasion season 1, episode 3 review

Episode 3 of Secret Invasion offered a slower pace compared to previous episodes, but it still managed to advance the story in interesting ways. While the show follows the typical Marvel formula of convenient plot points, it also throws in unexpected twists to keep things fresh.

The ending of this episode was quite shocking, leaving viewers excited for what’s to come. It gives us confidence that the rest of the season will be even more compelling.

Unfortunately, Charlayne Woodard’s character, Varra, had limited screen time, which was disappointing considering her talent. However, her loyalty remains uncertain, and she could play a crucial role in future episodes.

The nature of the Skrulls allows the creators to be creative and easily navigate challenging situations. Talos and Fury have received proper attention and development in their storylines.

Overall, episode 3 keeps the story moving forward, despite a decrease in action. It surprises viewers with unexpected turns and keeps us engaged.

While some aspects may not meet expectations, the series continues to deliver surprises and maintain an intriguing atmosphere that keeps us eagerly anticipating the next episode.

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