Hello Superfans, I’m Swapnil, and welcome to the breakdown of Secret Invasion Episode 5, “Harvest.” In this blog post, I’ll be delving into all the hidden details and exciting Easter eggs from this thrilling episode. So, if you haven’t watched it yet, be warned, there are spoilers ahead! Without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
The Hospital and the Skrull Controversy:
In the episode, President Ritson is gravely injured, and Fury suggests it was not the Russians but something else behind the attack. Meanwhile, the news claims that Talos, a shape-shifting alien, saved the president. Gravik and his operatives are enraged that Ritson survived and continue their search for something known as “The Harvest,” which is later revealed to be DNA samples of the Avengers.
The Skrull Agenda and Varra’s Revelation:
Gravik eliminates one of his subordinates, Pagon, and orders the Skrulls to attack Varra’s house. Meanwhile, Rhodey, who is revealed to be a Skrull named Raava, is shocked by Gravik’s plan to implicate the Russians and the Skrulls in an attack on Ritson. Fury confronts Rhodey and reveals that he killed Maria Hill, which sparks a tense confrontation between the two.
The Scientists Behind Gravik’s Plan:
Sonya seeks out Dr. Rosa Dalton, one of the scientists responsible for helping Gravik create the Super Skrulls machine. During their encounter, she learns about the dangerous weapon they developed and tragically ends Victor, who is also revealed to be a Skrull.
The Harvest and Nick Fury’s Secret Plan:
G’iah informs Fury that Gravik seeks The Harvest, and it becomes evident that this is the Avengers’ DNA that Fury had gathered during the Battle of Earth. This revelation sheds light on Fury’s contingency plan for the Avengers and his resourcefulness in the face of a formidable threat.
Easter Eggs and References:
Throughout the episode, we find several Easter eggs and references to the broader MCU. Varra’s mention of the last thing she said to Fury before his dusting by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War adds depth to his character. Additionally, the appearance of Rick Mason from Black Widow highlights connections within the MCU.
The Photostatic Veil and Fury’s Grave:
Fury’s use of the Photostatic Veil, a face-changing technology similar to Black Widow’s in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, allows him to maneuver discreetly. Additionally, Fury’s gravestone in Finland conceals The Harvest, and he reclaims his iconic eyepatch, signifying his return to his true self.
The “Harvest” Plan and Rhodey’s Skrull Origin:
Fury’s “Harvest” plan, involving the Avengers’ DNA, reflects his strategic thinking and parallels Batman’s contingency plans in the DC universe. The revelation that Rhodey is a Skrull suggests he was likely replaced more recently than previously assumed.
As we approach the finale, “Harvest” delivers some shocking revelations and exciting Easter eggs that deepen the intrigue of Secret Invasion. Fury’s cunning plan and Rhodey’s true identity keep us on the edge of our seats. So, be sure to tune in for the thrilling conclusion and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And if you haven’t already, check out my breakdown of the Black Widow movie. Don’t forget to like this video, and I’ll see you in the next one!