In What If S1E5:
In What If S1E5, Hank Pym tries to find his lost wife, Janet VanDyne, in the quantum realm. When he does, he discovers that she is infected with a quantum virus that has made her a flesh-eating zombie. Janet returns to the world and the zombie infection spreads like wildfire. The Avengers are infected, leaving only a few heroes to try and save the earth. Along with a returning Bruce Banner, Spider-Man, Happy Hogan, Wasp, Sharon Carter, Bucky Barnes, Kurt, and General Okoye are on a mission to Camp Lehigh in hopes of finding an antidote. After battling a lot of zombies, including Cap, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Wong, most of the gang makes it into Camp Lehigh, thanks to a heroic Hope VanDyne.
They find Vision, who is immune to the virus, working on a broad spectrum cure for the virus. Using the Mind Stone’s power, Vision has already cured Scott Lang, whose talking head is alive & well. But Vision has a secret: he is keeping his wife, Wanda Maximoff, alive as a zombie at Camp Lehigh. Vision has been feeding her pieces of King T’Challa, whom he kidnapped for that purpose. Wanda is unleashed, but Vision finds his conscience at the last moment. Vision removes the Mind Stone from his head. While Dr. Banner & Hulk create a diversion, Spider-Man, T’Challa, Kurt, and Scott head to Wakanda, the only place with the technology to harness the Mind Stone for a global cure. However, we then see Zombie Thanos, who appears ready to snap his fingers any moment.
Episode 5 stars Jeffrey Wright, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Danai Gurira, Paul Bettany, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Evangeline Lilly, Chadwick Boseman, Jon Favreau, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, David Dastmalchian, and Hudson Thames.
To start our What If commentary series from the beginning, check out Episode 1.
References in our episode:
Kurt was a little less stable while he was working for the Joker:
What If zombies looked a lot like Edith’s “ghosts:”
If you haven’t seen Shaun of the Dead, do it now:
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