Ms Marvel Episode 3 is out now! Created by Bisha K. Ali, the series stars Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel along with Matt Lintz as Bruno Carrelli, Yasmeen Fletcher as Nakia Bahadir, Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan, Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan, Saagar Shaikh as Aamir Khan, Rish Shah as Kamran, Fawad Khan as Hasan, Laurel Marsden as Zoe Zimmer, Arian Moayed as P. Cleary, Adaku Ononogbo as Fariha, Alysia Reiner as Sadie Deever, Laith Nakli as Sheikh Abdullah, Travina Springer as Tyesha Hillman and Aramis Knight as Kareem/Red Dagger.
Produced by Marvel Studios, the second episode of Ms Marvel is directed by Meera Menon and written by Kate Gritmon. The runtime for the episode is 44 minutes. The episode synopsis reads: “Ahead of Aamir’s wedding, Kamala may face grave consequences due to a crucial decision she makes.”
– Ms Marvel Episode 3 Review Does Not Contain Spoilers –
Ms Marvel Episode 3 is finally here to take us off the cliffhanger that the last episode presented us with. The episode opens with a shot of 1940s British India, where we see Kamran’s mother, who also happens to be the woman from Kamala’s visions, Najma along with Kamala’s great-grandmother, Aisha finding the ancient and mighty bangle.
In the present day, Kamala gets to meet Najma and other friends of Aisha, who tell her the purpose of the bangle and their origin story, leaving Kamala overwhelmed with answers that are too scary for her to contemplate. All of this happens as Aamir’s wedding preparations take place. With her mind in two places, Kamala feels lost and confused but, the kindness in her keeps her going.
As the Damage Control Department doesn’t put their search to rest, Kamala seeks Bruno’s help to understand what Aisha’s acquaintances want. But, the decisions she takes for herself and the people around her only complicate the course of things, putting her life in unseen danger.
Ms Marvel Episode 3 follows the MCU theme of the exposition. Kamala gets to understand the purpose of her power, although its nature and origins of it are still tightly kept under wraps. The episode also brings back the old superhero trope of living with a secret identity, which in the present day with the Avengers being the world’s most mainstream superheroes has been lost over time.
For the old-school audience, Kamala’s story resonates a lot with how Peter Parker’s story in Spider-Man– discovering powers, taking on a secret identity, getting to hear varied opinions about one’s alter ego and inviting unprecedented dangers. Even the dialogues in this episode are as inspirational as the ones we can connect to Peter’s.
For example, when the Moulvi tells Kamala ‘Goodness is not a thing you are but, what you do’, the dialogue shares an uncanny resemblance to Uncle Ben telling Peter, ‘With great power, comes great responsibility.’ For the new generation audience, this particular secret identity trope is definitely something new to bank on that provides all the thrills needed for this story.
The highlight of Ms Marvel Episode 3 has to be Iman Vellani’s most adorable range of expressions. She is funny and cute when the time requires her to be that and, goes from being fearful to strong as the story progresses.
Ms Marvel Episode 3: Final Thoughts
Overall, Ms Marvel Episode 3 was a conflicting ride for Kamala to be on. It was surely an important turn in her coming-of-age story and, yes, it did again end up on a cliffhanger leaving us wanting for more. Hopefully, the story will focus on what kind of powers Kamala has once it is done understanding its origin. That will surely be impressive because we will understand the depth of this future Avenger.
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