The Marvel fans are getting hyped up for the release date of What If…? Season 1 Episode 6. The animated series from Marvel Studios has been making rounds on the internet. The fans and the audience, in general, are discussing the episodes from every week. In addition to that, the concept of having a different story every week has given Marvel an edge over the other animated or live-action television shows out there. The viewers can watch every episode in a sequence as they release. However, they also have the option to watch different episodes without following the releasing sequence. Each episode in What If…? follows a different and new storyline from the vast multiple realities in the Marvel Universe. Also to note, this has given the viewers and the fans a different perspective on their favorite Marvel characters.
Watching different versions of the already popular characters from the Marvel movies and series, fans are getting to experience new sides of those characters. Therefore, the series has been perfectly titled “What…If?”, as it depicts exactly what the show is all about. What would have happened in a different universe to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, and other Marvel characters if there would have been the slightest of change in their destiny. Moreover, the show also depicts what actually happened in a different universe than compared to what we have already seen those characters accomplish in the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe. The popular American writer A.C. Bradley has created the series. Moreover, this is the 4th installment in the MCU’s list of series. Before discussing the upcoming What If…? Season 1 Episode 6, we should go ahead and take a quick recap of Season 1 Episode 5.
What If…? Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: What All Happened?
Episode 5 of What If…? Season 1 has been just released on Wednesday 8th September 2021, that is today. The episode is now streaming on Disney Plus at 12:30 pm IST, 12 am PT, 3 am ET, and 8 am BST and viewers can watch the show if they have a premium membership. In addition to that, the episode is titled “What If… Zombies?!” and as it suggests, the story of this episode focuses on Zombies.
The episode opens up with The Hulk being sent back to earth with the help of the Bifrost. This scene references back to the “Avengers: Infinity War” movie when he fell in Doctor Stranges’s place and warned him and Iron Man about Thanos’ arrival. However, in this episode, he sees the streets silent and thinks Thanos has already arrived. But to his surprise, he sees Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Wong has turned into zombies who try to eat him as well. Although, he is saved first by Doctor Strange’s magical cape and then by the remaining Avengers. The remaining heroes include Spiderman, The Wasp, Winter Soldier, and the leader of the Dora Milaje Okoye.
There is also Sharon Carter and Tony’s friend Happy. They all group up and begin their search for a survivor camp that might have a potential cure for the virus. However, while on the way to the camp, Happy gets infected by Zombie Hawkeye and Sharon by Captain America. Wasp also gets infected due to a cut on her arm that allows the virus to enter her body. However, she manages to get the others to the camp safely while crossing the zombie army in the way.
What Happened To The Others? Did They Survive?
After making it to the camp safely they realize that the zombies are not crossing the line which is a bit strange. They soon find out the reason behind it when they meet Vision. He explains that the mind stone on his head emits some kind of frequency that irritates the zombies which is why they stay at a distance from the camp. Moreover, they all meet Scott aka Ant-Man there whose head is placed in a machine of some kind that is keeping him alive.
New hope comes to light when they all learn that the mind stone can be a gamechanger in making the cure and turning everyone to their normal selves. However, they will have to head to Wakanda to harness the energy required to develop the cure. On the other hand, Bucky finds an infected Scarlet Witch deep inside a cell and also Black Panther with a half-cut right leg. Soon they all find out that Vision had abducted T’challa to feed Wanda so that her anger is in control.
However, she breaks out of the cell to feed and gets angry. Vision realizes his mistake and decides to take them to the jet so they can leave for Wakanda. During all this, Okoye gets in the hands of Wanda. Vision then rips out the mind stone from his head to give it to Bruce Banner and dies instantly. Winter Soldier also tries to fight Wanda to distract her but gets thrown far away as he is no match for her. At last, Bruce decides to sacrifice himself by fighting her and the zombie army to help the remaining one escape. Spiderman, Black Panther, and Scott escape with the stone to make a cure in Wakanda. However, the ending shows that an army of zombies and an infected Thanos with all other infinity stones on his gauntlet are waiting outside the shields of Wakanda.
What If…? Season 1 Episode 6: When Will It Release?
Episode 6 of What If…? Season 1 is going to release on 15th September 2021. The Marvel shows have a schedule of releasing on Wednesdays every week at 12 am PT, 12:30 pm IST, 3 am ET, and 8 am BST. Therefore, this pattern will follow with the upcoming episodes as well on Disney Plus, unless the showrunners make some changes. The title for Episode 6 has not yet been revealed as the 5th episode has dropped today only.
Although, we can expect a title and synopsis anytime before the release of the sixth episode. There are a lot of multiple realities to be told yet. We have the storyline feature the party Thor from another universe. Then we have the reality where Killmonger saved the life of Tony Stark in Afghanistan and they became friends. There are still four more episodes to go in the series that will bring us more interesting stories. So stay tuned for them.
More About What If…? Season 1
The American superhero animated series has been gaining a lot of popularity since it first premiered on 11th August 2021. The show is based on the characters of Marvel, especially from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has managed to make the comic book movies a huge deal since it started the MCU in 2008 with Iron Man. All the movies from the studio have since managed to take them to greater heights. After finishing off the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios decided to expand their storylines. They did this by introducing the concept of the multiverse in Marvel and bringing in different versions of the same characters.
They also started developing high-budget series exclusively for Disney Plus that are directly linked to the movie in the MCU. However, they have managed to develop those series in such a way that people can watch them even if they have not watched the movies. This can be reversed too, as those who only watch the movies can go ahead even if they do not watch the series. What If…? is one such television series in the Marvel multiverse that tells us different stories. The narrator at the beginning of each episode is The Watcher. The Watcher in Marvel universe is like a God that overlooks anything and everything. All the universes and realities are known to him.
However, he does not interfere with any of those ever. The reason behind that is interfering with how the events unfold can have severe consequences. This was better explained in Episode 4 where Doctor Strange’s evil side took control and he decided to alter time with magic. He failed several times while trying to save his love so he went on a darker path. This in turn led him to become evil and perform dark magic. Although, he destroyed the world in doing so and eventually regretted what he had done. There are more interesting stories left in the series before the show finally concludes on 6th October 2021.