This Article Contains Spoilers on the finale of Ms. Marvel
With the finale of Ms. Marvel Season 1, Marvel has made one of its best MCU shows to date.
Episode 6 did not disappoint and did not waste time in getting us back into the story after our trip to the past. Kamran and Bruno are on the run from Damage control and Kamala is made aware after she announces that she has abilities to her family. Kamala’s friends and family are the heart of this show and the motivation for our hero. Marvel did an exceptional job fleshing out and building the bond of the Khan family and surrounding community.
Muneeba has an important moment with Kamala as she gives her daughter the iconic costume she had made for her, showing support for Kamala’s desire to do good with her abilities.
Damage Control forces are led by Agent Sadie Deever (Alysia Reiner) who is easily one of the most unlikable characters in the MCU, showing her blatant disregard for the Mosque and the people within. Sheikh Abdallah has provided some of the most eloquent lines of the series.
The ultimate show down occurs at the high school with assistance from Bruno, Nakia, Zoe, and Aamir (Sent by their parents to watch out for Kamala). The group team up and provide distractions and traps for the Damage Control Officers giving time for Kamala to get Kamran to the pier so she can get him to Pakistan to Red Dagger/Kareem (Aramis Knight).
What ensues is a fun and elaborately executed Scooby Doo plan in Marvel style. Unfortunately, Kamran discovers the fate of his mother and appears to lose control of himself and his newly discovered powers. Kamala then has to begin protecting officers and civilians from him.
As Damage Control continues to press and with her friends and family at risk from the destruction caused by Kamran, Kamala takes her powers to a new level while whispering the word “embiggen”. This is a reference to an ability Ms. Marvel has in the comics to enlarge her size, and it was glorious. Kamala is able to convince Kamran to stop by telling him, “there is no normal, only us and what we do with what we are given.” As Kamran escapes, and Damage Control attempts to apprehend Kamala, her community rallies around her, including local police, allowing her time to escape herself.
As this episode wraps up, we see Kamala finding acceptance from online posts praising her. The conversation that she has with her father is beautiful. As he talks about how they struggled to become pregnant to have her it leads into her discovering that her name actually means Marvel and that she is his little “Ms. Marvel.”
A week later Bruno tells Kamala that there is something genetically different about her from the rest of her family, some type of “Mutation”-queue X-Men theme song. Kamala Khan is officially a Mutant in the MCU! Considering that Ms. Marvel was first introduced in a Captain Marvel comic book in 2013 and her first run in 2014, during the time 20th Century Fox had the rights to the Marvel Mutants license, it makes sense that her being an inhuman was to keep her with Marvel/Disney, and the best way to start introducing the concept of mutants in the MCU proper.
There was an end credit scene that will make you excited for The Marvels coming out in 2023, but you will just have to go check that out on Disney+ for yourself!
Go watch the entire 6 episode Ms. Marvel story, now streaming on Disney+