Secret Invasion season 1, episode 4 recap: “Beloved”

(L-R): Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Des Willie. © 2023 MARVEL.
(L-R): Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Des Willie. © 2023 MARVEL. /

In this latest episode of Secret Invasion titled “Beloved,” things escalate to a whole new level. Nick Fury, our beloved leader, faces a heartbreaking betrayal from Priscilla, the woman he loves.

The emotions run deep as Samuel L. Jackson and Charlayne Woodard deliver powerful performances, showing the vulnerability of their characters. But that’s not all—the surprises keep coming!

We discover that Rhodey, a trusted friend, is not who he seems to be. The deceit deepens as Gravik’s plans unfold, pushing the world toward chaos.

The Skrulls have a secret machine that makes them almost invincible, and the consequences are enormous. “Beloved” offers an incredible mix of action, suspense, and emotional turmoil.

It sets the stage for a thrilling climax in the final two episodes, as Phase V of the MCU unfolds before our eyes. The twists and turns keep us guessing, ensuring an exciting and unpredictable journey.

Don’t miss out on the gripping drama and fantastic performances of Secret Invasion. The world’s fate hangs in the balance, making this series a must-watch.

Buckle up and get ready for an adrenaline-filled ride as Secret Invasion propels us toward an unforgettable conclusion.

Secret Invasion season 1, episode 4 recap

In season 1 episode 4, something surprising happens—G’iah is still alive! It turns out her resurrection has something to do with a secret machine being built by Dr. Rosa and her husband at the nuclear plants.

We’ll learn more about this later. But first, let’s go back to 2012, right after the Avengers’ heroic mission in New York.

Nick Fury was a powerful and confident leader back then. In Paris, he goes on a romantic date with Priscilla.

They have a significant moment when she recites a poem called, “Last Fragment.” However, it’s strange because Priscilla is planning to betray Fury.

Priscilla meets Rhodey in a church, and it seems like he’s involved in some bad plans with Gravik. We’re left wondering if Rhodey is also a Skrull like Priscilla.

He is determined to kill Fury that day, regardless of Priscilla’s pleas. She believes Fury is weak and no longer a threat, but Rhodey won’t change his mind.

Fury has been listening to their conversation through a wire. He can’t believe Priscilla would betray her “beloved.”

He’s hurt and confused about her motives. G’iah meets with Talos to discuss their plans.

She has chosen her side, but she questions Talos’ plan to find a home for the Skrulls. Talos explains that they will demand refuge for the Skrulls from the U.S. President after defeating their enemies.

Talos believes the Skrulls should live as humans to stay safe. G’iah disagrees and walks away, unsure of what lies ahead.

Fury confronts Priscilla about her plan to kill him. He tells her she’s the biggest mistake of his life, but he still loves her.

Priscilla reveals that she took the appearance of a dead human named Dr. Priscilla Davis to get close to Fury. She explains that the real Priscilla made a deal not to hurt Fury.

They recite the poem “Last Fragment” together and shoot at each other but purposefully miss. It shows their love is stronger than their desire to harm each other.

Fury leaves Priscilla in a bittersweet moment. It turns out Rhodey is indeed a Skrull!

Fury confronts him in his hotel room and knows his secret. Rhodey shows a video where Gravik, disguised as Fury, kills Maria.

He uses it to threaten Fury, saying he’ll make it difficult for him to defend himself. Fury realizes he’s in a vulnerable position and leaves the room.

Meanwhile, Gravik and the other Skrulls continue their plan to turn the world’s superpowers against them. This time, they have an even bolder plan; Gravik wants to take control of the situation completely.

The President arrives in London for a meeting with the British Prime Minister, but it’s a setup. Gravik and his team are waiting to attack them.

They use rocket launchers to target the vehicles. The attack is severe, but the President survives.

Gravik and his team pretend to be Russians to make it seem like they’re responsible. Fury and Talos are nearby and help fight back.

Amidst the chaos, Fury’s presence confuses everyone. They focus on rescuing the President.

Secret Invasion season 1, episode 4 recap: Beloved
Ben Mendelsohn as Talos/Keller in Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

Talos uses his strength to break a window, gets shot but keeps going. Half of his body transforms into his Skrull form, but he doesn’t give up.

They save the President, and Fury takes him to safety while a soldier helps Talos. But it turns out the soldier is Gravik himself.

He stabs Talos, and he falls to the ground lifeless. Fury shoots Gravik in the face, but he quickly comes back to life, just like G’iah did.

The secret machine has made the Skrulls almost invincible. Talos lies on the road, and Fury drives away with the President to keep him safe.

Secret Invasion season 1, episode 4 review

This episode revealed the secret machine that has given Gravik a significant advantage. The show has kept this weapon hidden until now, making Gravik a powerful antagonist.

It sets the stage for an explosive final showdown. G’iah will play a crucial role, driven by her desire for revenge but facing a lasting emptiness.

The emotional journey between Fury and Varra was well-portrayed in this episode. Jackson and Woodard delivered exceptional performances, capturing the vulnerability of their characters.

Rhodey’s true identity as a Skrull was also a surprising twist. We’re left wondering what Fury will do next, and that uncertainty keeps us engaged as Phase V of the MCU begins.

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