The third episode in the What If..? series came out yesterday and boy, was it a good one. This episode had it all: a great plot, good voice acting, and a satisfying twist. On the whole, I believe this one will be a crowd pleaser so let’s dig deeper and see what I liked.

(Far left): Brock Rumlow and (center) Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The storyline deviates from what we have come to expect from the first two episodes.  Whereas those episodes have been a retelling of a familiar Marvel story, this plot is original in that it has never been told before.  In this episode, we find the Avengers fighting for their lives against an unknown assailant as Nick Fury does everything in his power to protect them. It is a carefully crafted episode and the writers did a great job of borrowing some moments from the MCU timeline to create a new, but cohesive, storyline. 

The Watcher (voiced by Jeffrey Wright) in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The voice acting in this episode is top-notch.  Marvel fans will be happy to hear that many of the original actors reprise their roles in this episode including Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Frank Grillo, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, and more.  This episode will keep fans guessing until the very end when they are presented with a great and unexpected twist. Unlike most twists, this one does not feel forced and provides a very satisfying conclusion to the story. Overall, I enjoyed this episode very much. It was well crafted with great performances and an awesome twist. I am giving this episode a 9/10.