This week’s episode featured the smallest number yet of returning MCU stars.
[Editor's note: The following contains spoilers for Marvel's What If…?, Season 1, Episode 8, “What If… Ultron Won?”]
It may have originally been billed as an anthology series of stand-alone episodes, but with What If…? Episode 8, the series has taken on a new level of narrative cohesion. Up until now, each episode has focused on a different MCU alternate reality being observed by the all-knowing The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright). But not only does “What If… Ultron Won?” actually pick up where things left off with the dramatic surprise ending of Episode 7, but it flipped the script on the Watcher, who became the observed for once.