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‘Invincible’ Season 2 Episode 6 Recap & Review: Planet Earth Is in Shambles

Mark gets a surprise visit, too.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Invincible Season 2, Episode 6.

Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 is now streaming on Prime Video and features the Part 2 debut of Mark’s (Steven Yeun) true nemesis. Angstrom Levy (Sterling K. Brown), absent from the first installment in Part 2, returns at this episode’s end with Mark firmly in his sights. Episode 6 is one of the strongest in the series to date, including all the violent carnage the series is known for while providing layers of emotion to deliver some intense feeling.

The complexities of being a superhero are starting to catch up to Mark like they caught up to his father Nolan (J.K. Simmons). He’s learning he can’t spend weeks in space, return home, and expect everything to be the same with his mom or girlfriend. One glance away from the screen in this installment would be detrimental to the context of the story, so make sure you didn’t miss any details with our Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 recap.

The Guardians of the Globe Fight Off the Sequids in ‘Invincible’ Season 2, Episode 6

Robot, Atom Eve, Bulletproof, Shapesmith standing on the Martian ship ready to face the Sequids in Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 | Agents of Fandom
The Guardians of the Globe hold their own against the Sequids, but they soon realize they are vastly outnumbered. Image Credit: Prime Video.

This episode picks us up at the same moment as the end of Episode 5, and King Lizard (Scott McNairy) shoots Rex Splode (Jason Mantzoukas) in the back of the head. On the Martian ship, the Guardians fight back a seemingly infinite number of Sequids. Rudy’s (Ross Marquand) suit bomb works, but the cost is high. He and Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs) are under Sequid control briefly, but Mark and Immortal (Ross Marquand) save them.

Back at Guardians HQ, Rex recovers from being shot in the head and beats King Lizard to death with his bare hands. Also thought to be dead, Shrinking Rae (Grey DeLisle) emerges from Komodo Dragon’s (Jay Pharoah) corpse and is still, barely alive. In space, the Martians want to keep Shapesmith (Ben Schwartz) for execution, but the Guardians refuse and speed off toward Earth with him in tow.

Mark takes out all the pursuing Martian ships and embraces Atom Eve once he’s back inside. Rudy offers Amanda (DeLisle) some help, but she staunchly refuses. At Debbie’s (Sandra Oh) house, Cecil (Walton Goggins) for a second time insists on taking Mark’s little brother, but she holds him off yet again. The Guardians return from space to find the havoc the Lizard League unleashed on Earth.

Mark and Amber Can’t Get on the Same Page in Their Relationship

Mark and Amber hugging in Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 | Agents of Fandom
Even when Mark is on Earth, it feels like he and Amber are miles apart. Image Credit: Prime Video.

Mark returns home to find Debbie has named his little brother Oliver (Lincoln Bodin). At HQ, Immortal struggles to come to terms with his new reality during Duplie-Kate’s (Melise) funeral. Mark and Amber (Zazie Beetz) grab a coffee together and have an awkward catch-up while discussing the complexities of their relationship. After his date, Mark returns to his dorm to find Rick (Luke MacFarlane) with Donald (Chris Diamantopoulos) and William (Andrew Rannells).

Down in the infirmary, Rex realizes he’s been treating people poorly during a retrospective conversation with Mark. On his way out, Mark runs into Eve in the hallway and they also share an awkward catch-up. Eve heads in to visit with Rex, and he tells her that Mark and Amber’s relationship isn’t going well. At home, Debbie decides to hire April (Calista Flockhart), a GDA Agent with different morals than the rest.

Cecil visits Eve in her tree house and offers her a spot on the Guardians, but she turns it down, and Amber shows up just as Cecil leaves. Mark visits with costume designer Art (Mark Hamill) to talk about his trouble with Amber, and Amber talks with Eve about her troubles with Mark. They share parallel moments and advice, and Art gives Mark some of Nolan’s old books that he wrote under a pen name.

Allen the Alien Needs Mark’s Help in the War Against Viltrum

Allen and Alien and Mark Grayson standing in a doorway in Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 | Agents of Fandom
Allen and Mark may be from different worlds, but they are true allies who will need to stick together if they are to win the coming war. Image Credit: Prime Video.

Rick is having the same problems as Donald, losing parts of himself and struggling to come to terms with who he is. Mark reads some of his dad’s old books back in his dorm and makes a shocking discovery. Up in space, Allen the Alien (Seth Rogen) arrives at Earth while looking for Invincible and gets into a fight with Immortal. He eventually backs down and leaves the two of them to talk.

On campus, Amber contemplates texting Mark while she’s at a party, but decides against it and deletes the message. Mark tells Allen that he can’t come to space with him and shows him some of his dad’s old books, which he believes are the key to defeating Viltrum. Allen tells Mark he knows of a Viltrumite prison that may be keeping his father, and says he’ll ask around.

Inside the prison, General Kregg (Clancy Brown) offers Nolan a chance at redemption, but he refuses. Back in his apartment, Rus Livingston (Ben Schwartz) throws up and a Sequid comes out of his mouth and resumes control of his body. After a few slides of credits, Angstrom Levy appears and skips through several dimensions until he is back on Earth.

‘Invincible’ Season 2, Episode 6 Establishes Multiple Dangerous Threats

General Kregg kneeling over a bloody Invincible | Agents of Fandom
After his encounter with Mark and Nolan, Kregg still holds all the power while Omni-Man awaits execution. Image Credit: Prime Video.

This is the first appearance in Part 2 for General Kregg after his brutal battle with Invincible and Omni-Man resulted in the decimation of Thraxa. Episode 6 returns both popular and despised characters, but none of these many additions sacrifice anything from the story. Invincible is on an unprecedented run of success for animated superhero TV shows, and the final two episodes of Season 2 are set to be all-time greats.

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'Invincible' Season 2, Episode 6 Review

'Invincible' Season 2, Episode 6 Review
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The Good

  • Perfect action sequences coupled with flawless pacing.
  • Each character develops an added layer of depth.
  • Some really exciting teases allude to what's coming in the final two episodes.

The Bad

  • It ended!
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