Secret Invasion proved to be one of Marvel Studios' more divisive Disney+ shows, and it's probably fair to say that even staunch defenders of the bleak sci-fi thriller were let down by the season finale.
The episode had its moments, but felt very rushed overall, and the final battle between CGI Super-Skrulls came in for a lot of backlash.
The sequence itself was reasonably well-orchestrated, but felt tonally inconsistent with the previous episodes, and responses to G'iah powering-up and displaying the abilities of various other MCU heroes were... mixed.
Even so, Emilia Clarke clearly had a lot of fun shooting these scenes, and seems to be very much looking forward to returning as one of the MCU's most powerful characters down the line.
A video clip of Clarke talking about her experience filming G'iah's big moment is doing the rounds online, and the Game of Thrones alum's infectious enthusiasm has resulted in some fans re-evaluating the finale and how they feel about this character in general.
So, a G'iah solo series when?
"In Marvel Studios’ new series Secret Invasion, set in the present day MCU, Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury joins his allies, including Everett Ross, Maria Hill and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth. Together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity."
The series stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Charlayne Woodard, Killian Scott, Samuel Adewunmi, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher McDonald, Katie Finneran, with Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, and Don Cheadle.
Ali Selim directs and executive-produces, along with fellow executive producers Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Selim, Kyle Bradstreet and Brian Tucker. Kyle Bradstreet is also the head writer, and Jennifer L. Booth, Allana Williams and Brant Englestein serve as co-executive producers.
If you want to know my thoughts on Secret Invasion, and much more besides, you can have a listen to the first episode of the Roll Credits podcast below.