Friday, June 17, 2022

Ms. Marvel - Crushed

Aside from a SHAZAM!-ish montage of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) testing out her powers and the mixed results of a late save attempt, the second episode of Ms. Marvel continues to keep the focus on , her friends, and her family. Kamala convinces Nakia (Yasmeen Fletcher) to run for an election at the temple and, in her attempt to earn the vote of Kamal's father (Mohan Kapur) we discover why you don't want to get on her bad side. We get a potential love interest with a new boy at school (Rish Shah), although there are plenty of hints throughout there is more to him than what he seems which will confirmed in the cliffhanger ending as he saves Kamala from the creepy government agency who attacks her for daring to attempt to save a young boy in trouble (did Captain America have to put up with this?).

"Crushed" is another fun episode, even if most of it continues only to be super-hero adjacent. While Kamala does search for answers about her bracelet and family, she doesn't learn much by the end of the episode. Given the cliffhanger, and the next episode marking the halfway point of the season, I would expect we'll get more answers in terms of who Karman is, just who this shadowy agency is, answers about the bracelet and Kamala's family, and possibly the introduction of a villain for the series (as we still don't have one yet). I've enjoyed the slower pacing of the series, and the exploration of Kamala and her world, but now a third through the series I would expect the pace to pick up a little heading into the halfway mark.

  • Title: Ms. Marvel - Crushed
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