Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What I’m Watching: Ms. Marvel (Series Finale)

Ms. Marvel: Season 1, Episode 6 “No Normal” (B+)

This finale did a good job of tying up its specific storylines while preparing Kamala for a much bigger adventure in the upcoming film “The Marvels.” I had a feeling, as I’m sure most viewers did, that Brie Larson would show up as Captain Marvel, but she seems to have done so right after Kamala got sucked away to some other place by the bangle, and she was understandably startled to be surrounded by so much fandom about herself. This was a celebratory occasion for the superhero who has yet to fully declare her identity as Ms. Marvel, ensuring that no one got hurt when they had to defend the school from being attacked by Damage Control and Kamran not being able, or not wanting, to control his powers. Having her family and friends, plus the new addition of a more enlightened Zoe, help figure out clever ways to stall was fun, and it was cool to see the gathered crowd run forward to protect her when a desperate Agent Deever tried to take her out one last time. Kamran managed to get what appears to have a happy ending, reluctantly teaming up with Kareem to figure out what’s next for the two of them. Muneeba getting her daughter a costume was the ultimate show of support, and now she’ll be ready to suit up for whatever is in store in the upcoming MCU movie. I’ve enjoyed this show and would be happy to see more of it, and it will definitely be fun to see Kamala back in that film and hopefully more after that.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Iman Vellani as Kamala

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