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‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 1 Recap: What Does the Multiverse Have in Store for Mark?

Need a refresher on the ass-kicking madness of ‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 1?

We are fast approaching the last four episodes of Invincible Season 2. After almost a four-month wait, fans are eager to see what happens in the back half of Season 2. Before you dive into the new episodes, remind yourself of what went down in the first part of Season 2.

Invincible Season 2 brings back teenage superhero Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) to deal with the fallout of his father’s (J.K. Simmons) betrayal. This season also features the returning vocal talents of Sandra Oh, Gillian Jacobs, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen. Unfortunately for Mark things are not going to be getting easier.

Invincible Is About To Experience Some Multiversal Mayhem

Angstrom Levy standing in front of a green portal in Invincible Season 2, Episode 6 | Agents of Fandom
Angstrom Levy is a new threat to Invincible with the ability to travel anywhere in the multiverse. Image Credit: Prime Video.

The new season opens with a shocking twist. Mark Grayson (Yeun) is shown working as Invincible with his evil father Omni-Man (Simmons) in an alternate reality. It’s revealed later in the episode that in most other universes Invincible and Omni-Man did not fight each other and instead conquered Earth as a team. In this new reality, we meet Angstrom Levy (Sterling K. Brown), a man who can travel between dimensions and wants revenge against Invincible.

Meanwhile, in the reality we are familiar with, Mark struggles to grapple with his father’s betrayal. As a child, it was Mark’s dream to become the next Omni-Man, but now it is his greatest fear; he distracts himself by focusing on his superhero work.

The Guardians of the Globe are having the opposite problem — the new team is nothing like their predecessors and Cecil makes some changes to try and fix that. He appoints Immortal (Ross Marquand) as their new leader, recruits new hero Bulletproof (Jay Pharoah), and puts Mark on the bench.

After escaping the evil alternate Mark, Levy travels to our dimension and helps free the Mauler Twins (Kevin Michael Richardson) from prison. He asks them to build a device that will give him the memories of all his multiversal variants and in exchange he will send them anywhere they want.

Invincible attempts to intervene but the machine explodes, killing one of the Mauler twins and leaving the other heavily scarred. Despite the machine exploding, Levy does gain the memories of all his variants and has a huge head to go along with it — though he also gains a change in demeanor.

Family and Superhero Tasks Are Hard To Juggle Even for Invincible

Amber and Mark embrace in Invincible | Agents of Fandom
Work-life balance is a lot harder when you’re a superhero. Image Credit: Prime Video.

The second episode finds Mark embarking on a couple of different superhero adventures. He almost misses his high school graduation to fight Doc Seismic (Chris Diamantopoulos), gets into a skirmish with Darkwing II (Cleveland Berto), and battles a monster in Atlantis.

These constant missions cause some rifts between Mark’s mom Debbie (Oh) and government agent Cecil (Walton Goggins). Debbie also runs into Cecil’s right-hand man Donald (Diamantopoulos), which is odd since Donald was killed by Omni-Man in Season 1.

At the same time, Atom Eve (Jacobs) faces some familial struggles when visiting home. Eve tries to use her powers to help her parents, but her father refuses her help. Intent on doing some good, Eve builds a playground on an unused lot in the city. Unfortunately, the empty lot was a sinkhole, and several people on the playground were injured.

The episode also reintroduces the Martian that escaped to Earth in Season 1. He has become the superhero Shapesmith (Ben Schwartz) and joins the Guardians of the Globe.

Invincible’s Friend Allen the Alien Gets the Spotlight

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.

The majority of the third episode follows Allen the Alien (Rogen), who discovers there is a traitor within the Coalition of Planets before getting ambushed by three Viltrumites. After the battle, Allen is left in critical condition at Coalition headquarters, but then the traitor is revealed when Coalition leader Thaedus (Peter Cullen) walks in and pulls the plug on Allen’s life support.

Back on Earth, Mark is settling into college with Amber quite nicely. Debbie goes to a superhero spouse’s support group but when she reveals she was the wife of Omni-Man things don’t go well. Rex Splode also struggles to get over his ex Dupli-Kate. But Monster Girl and Robot’s relationship is just getting started as evidenced by the two sharing a sweet date to the movies.

The episode ends with Mark meeting a bug-like alien species known as a Thraxan who is disguised as his childhood hero Seance Dog (Rob Delaney). The Thraxan begs him to come save his planet from the threat of a meteor shower. Mark feels it is his heroic duty to save the Tharaxans, but when Mark arrives on Thraxa he learns there is no meteor.

Furious, Mark demands to know what is going on and he is repeatedly told “The Monarch” will answer his questions. The episode ends with Mark coming face-to-face with “The Monarch,” but he is not a Thraxan — it’s Mark’s father, Omni-Man.

Mark Has an Unexpected Reunion With His Dad Omni-Man on Thraxa

Omni-Man extends his hand to his son Mark on the planet Thraxa | Agents of Fandom
Despite everything the pair have been through, Nolan and Mark’s reunion still hits all the heavy emotional beats. Image Credit: Prime Video.

In the final episode of Season 2 Part 1, Mark and Omni-Man have an awkward reunion. At first, Mark is rightfully mad at his father for betraying him and leaving, but then they share a tender hug. Matters only get worse when Mark finds out his Dad has a new wife (Rhea Seehorn) and son. To make matters worse according to Omni-Man, the Viltrumites are coming to kill his new son.

But their time to chat is interrupted when Viltrumites invade Thraxa. Omni-Man tries to distract the invaders while Mark hides his half-brother and step-mom in a nearby cave. Two of the Viltrumites get taken down by Omni-Man, but Mark struggles to fight the third.

Mark lets his rage take over and starts to gain the upper hand in the fight. With the help of his Dad, they take out the last Viltrumite. It seems Mark and his dad have won the day, but one of the Viltrumites isn’t quite dead and breaks Omni-Man’s spine. The last Viltrumite calls for backup from General Kregg (Clancy Brown) before passing out. Kregg takes Omni-Man captive and tells Mark to prepare Earth for conquest or else the Viltrumites will kill everyone.

As the first half of Season 2 comes to a close, Invincible raises the stakes with its trademark blend of action, emotion, and jaw-dropping twists. With the multiverse in play and conflicts escalating on all fronts, fans can expect an exhilarating ride as the season hurtles toward its gripping conclusion beginning on March 14.

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