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What If Episode 7



“Alert the Realms! Party on Midgard!”




The seventh episode of What If…? is entitled “What if…? Thor Were an Only Child?” The episode stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Kat Dennings as Darcy, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. The episode also consists of Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Alexandra Daniels as Captain Marvel. Although Brie Larson didn’t voice Captain Marvel, Alexandra Daniels did a great job in being the voice actor for the aforementioned character. At some point, she sounded like Brie Larson.



RECAP

This episode is all about Thor Odinson. In fact, some elements are kept the same as the first Thor movie. The episode started with Dr. Jane Foster and Darcy observing the cosmos, but this time, it was the sudden death of a distant star in the Earth’s atmosphere. Soon after, Thor and the Warriors Three decided to go to Midgard (Earth) to throw a party. In this timeline, aside from being the God of Thunder, he is also a Party God. Thor also has his friends from various planets such as Yondu, Korg, Nebula, The Grandmaster, and many more. Then, Thor and Jane meet at one of his parties in Las Vegas. They eventually started hanging out. Nick Fury drops by his Las Vegas party and tells him to stop partying on Earth. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. theorize that Thor was the reason why the distant star from Earth’s atmosphere died.



Thor not only stays in one place on Earth, but he also goes to several different countries as well to party. Halfway through the episode, frost giants, including Loki, enter the scene and seem to crash his party, but it turns out they went there to party as well. Thor and Loki talk and hang out as if they were actual brothers in this episode. Just like what Loki said, Thor is his brother from another mother. The party never stops since S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t make Thor leave the planet. Thus, Maria Hill contacts Captain Marvel via the beeper left by Nick Fury.



Captain Marvel soon arrives at Thor’s party. Similar to Nick Fury, she tells him that he needs to leave Earth. Of course, Thor won’t stop and keeps calling Captain Marvel a party pooper, making the party people boo her. Both Thor and Captain Marvel engage in a fight due to this. Thor still won’t leave Earth.



AUTHOR’S STATEMENT

This episode is way different from the other episodes of What If…? but it brings back to the first episode where one choice can branch out into new realities. We can see that the episodes aren’t connected at all. Some other episodes ended with a cliffhanger where it leaves fans wondering if there’s going to be a sequel of the episode in the second season. This episode brings me back to where it all began in episode one, that if Captain Carter chose to be a super-soldier led to Thor being the only child of Odin. The previous episodes don’t actually connect to the other episodes, but the need for episode 7 got me thinking: What if everything is connected?



We all thought that the ending of this episode was a happy ending, but it turns out, the Watcher himself thought so too as he was surprised and caught off guard when a portal opened, and Ultron Vision, along with his sentries, came out. Watching this scene made me realize that maybe Marvel Studios is setting up the plot of the whole What If…? Series, culminating in the season finale, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, or the second season of the series. Since Ultron Vision came to Party Thor’s timeline, maybe he already conquered the universe where he belongs and took the infinity stones to use their power to conquer the other existing universes.


After this episode came out, there have been a lot of theories going around the next episodes of What If…? would be. Most people think that the next episode/s will be a multiversal war wherein heroes from the previous episodes will all assemble to fight Ultron Vision.



The animation of this episode was well executed. The voices are on point, considering that most of the characters here were actually voiced by their own actors in the live-action movies that they’re in. The effects were so great, as if it wasn’t edited at all. The storyline is unique yet precise because it answers some of the viewer’s questions, thus creating a new plot and plenty of theories on the remaining episodes of the season. Overall, I would rate this episode a 10/10.





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