Marvel's What If? Episode 4 podcast from TV Podcast Industries

09.05.2021 - By Ms Marvel Podcast from Defenders TV Podcast

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It's a tale of love lost on What If? Episode 4 "What If Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?". A beautifully told story we discuss all of it's spoiler filled detail in this week's podcast.

Marvel's What If? Episode 4 Synopsis

Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige

Head Writer: A.C. Bradley

Episode Written by: A.C. Bradley

Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews

One small choice can change the world or destroy a universe!

Christine Palmer accepts Stephen Strange’s invitation to the medical dinner in his honour. But that fateful night results in the death of Christine and Stephen Strange survives the car crash and his hands are untouched. But Stephen realises how close he and Christine were; racked by grief Stephen searches for meaning and learns the mystic arts at Kamar-Taj under the direction of the Ancient One.

Two years later, still grieving his lost love, Doctor Strange attempts to use the Eye of Agamotto repeatedly to save Christine. In all scenarios she dies. An echo of the Ancient One warns Stephen that Christine’s death is an absolute point in the timeline that can not be undone and using The Eye will destroy the fabric of reality.

But the arrogant Strange refuses to listen so the Ancient One splits Strange into two alternate versions on the same timeline. One accepts Christine’s death and heads for tea with Wong, while the other heads on a journey to the lost library of Cagliostro in his attempt to save Christine.

At the library, with the help of the mystical O'Bengh, The Sorcerer Supreme discovers in the book of Cagliostro how to gain the power to break the absolute point by absorbing the magical energy of other mystical creatures, in particular that of a powerful tentacled creature. The more he absorbs the more his grasp of reality fades, taking on the forms and powers of his prey he becomes Strange Supreme. He must finally confront and absorb the energy of himself contained in the alternate Doctor Strange.

In the final battle, Strange Supreme overpowers Doctor Strange and absorbs his powers, using it to finally resurrect Christine. But his actions tear reality apart, disintegrating the universe around him, including Christine. Strange Supreme begs the Watcher for help, but he refuses to intervene. As Christine fades from Strange’s hold, leaving Strange Supreme to grieve alone as his universe collapses.

Marvel's What If? Episode 4 Cast

* The Watcher played by Jeffrey Wright* Doctor Stephen Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch * Doctor Christine P...

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