This week’s episode of Marvel’s What If… focused on Nick Fury trying to reach out to the individuals we know would become the Avengers only to have those breadcrumbs leading to the success of that mission eaten before his very eyes. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Nope. When it comes to these What-If… episodes, you can’t take everything at face value.
I found this episode to take on a darker tone which is much appreciated & the story written by A.C. Bradley & Matthew Chauncey was balanced enough to keep me engaged. This “Who did it?” episode had me placing the blame on quite a few people, & I ultimately was wrong across the board. Out of all of the scenes they tied into this episode, I thoroughly enjoyed the Hulk scene, which some may remember was from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
We also got to see Loki teaming up with Nick Fury to take down the antagonist of the episode which was a short but delightful battle. I mean, it’s Loki & you know that he’s always up to mischief.
To watch a universe where the Avengers never become the heroes they’re meant to be was an interesting approach. I promise you that the root of everything going wrong was not easy to get to but was definitely satisfying when revealed. This universe got the short end of the stick when it came to a bright future; however, we did see a bounce back at the end of the episode, which is something they’ll hopefully continue in the next season.
All in all, this was another great episode that keeps you on the edge of your seat & leaves you wanting to see more from this universe.