Invincible Season 2 Ending Explained: What’s Next In Season 3?

After eight episodes and a far too long wait Invincible Season 2 is over. The final episode, “I Thought You Were Stronger,” is streaming today on Prime Video. And with the episode, as usual, there are a lot of questions about what’s going to happen next in Invincible Season 3… Particularly given that surprisingly sedate cliffhanger. So you’re probably wondering about the Invincible season 2 ending explained.

I’ve got some stunning news for you: that’s what this piece is about! So we’re going to explain to you what happened in the ending, what it means for Season 3 — which is happening — and whether — spoilers — Angstrom Levy (Sterling K. Brown) is really dead.

But first, let’s recap how we got here.

Invincible Season 2, Episode 8 “I Thought You Were Stronger” Recap:

Picking up on the cliffhanger of Season 2, Episode 7 “I’m Not Going Anywhere,” Angstrom Levy is holding Invincible’s (Steven Yeun) mother Debbie (Sandra Oh) and baby brother Oliver hostage. Levy blames Invincible for the destruction of his world… Except the problem is, it wasn’t his world. As we saw in the season premiere, “A Lesson For Your Next Life,” Levy was trying to get knowledge from all his multiversal counterparts, which he got, but he also inherited their trauma as well. And on most worlds, Invincible (aka Mark) went evil and killed Levy’s family.

What follows is an increasingly frustrating experience for Invincible as Levy throws him through portals to other universes. We get a sort-of cameo from Spider-Man (Josh Keaton), Batman, Masters of the Universe, and even a non-Walking Dead zombie universe, and a universe where dinosaurs talk.

After Levy horrifically breaks Debbie’s arm and threatens Oliver, Mark loses it. They fight through multiple portals, ultimately ending up in a post-apocalyptic world where Mark proceeds to beat Levy into a bloody pulp. At which point he utters the title phrase, also known as the online meme: “I thought you were stronger.”

After wandering for a while, Mark gets picked up by this dimension’s future version of the Guardians of the Globe, who open a portal back home for him. Before they do, though, Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs) tells Mark she loves him, and that he shouldn’t wait too long to tell his version of Eve how he feels, too.

Mark walks through the portal, and heads home, which leads us to…

Invincible Season 2 Ending Explained:

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There is still a lot to unpack at the end here. Cecil Stedman (Walton Goggins) and the Global Defense Agency once again rebuilds the Grayson house brick by brick, the same way it was before. But both Debbie and Mark seem worse for the wear, with Mark sobbing and saying he needs to be better, and do better. He still doesn’t want to be his father, who turned out to be a murderous villain. And in Mark’s eyes, killing Angstrom Levy is the next step towards becoming the monster Levy — and Mark — was afraid of.

Later, Mark flies to a bridge, and meets Atom Eve, who consoles him through everything he’s gone through. The touch hands. He tells her has something to say. But still fresh from his trauma, as well as his relationship with Amber (Zazie Beetz), he can’t tell Eve how he feels. He’s worried that if he falls in love with Eve he’ll hurt her, just like how Omni-Man hurt, and continues to hurt the Grayson family.

Speaking of Omni-Man! Nolan (J.K. Simmons) is in space, held by his fellow Viltrumite warriors. They’ve been waiting for him to prove himself strong enough to be executed, which he does. At the same time, Allen the Alien (Seth Rogen) is pretending to be captured, so he can talk to Nolan and recruit him to the cause of the Coalition of Planets, a group opposing the Viltrumites. Nolan doesn’t want to do that, and doesn’t even think he’s Viltrumite anymore because he feels things… Which to him, makes him weak.

The season ends with Nolan realizing something: he misses his wife.

That’s a huge emotional shift for Nolan from the Season 1 finale where he called her a “pet.” And to be clear yes, he’s talking about Debbie, not his bug wife from earlier this season.

So there you go! Nolan, Mark, everyone is going through it. But there are still more dangling questions!

Is Angstrom Levy Dead?

Invincible Angstrom Levy

Angstrom Levy spewed up a ton of blood and Mark left him for dead in the alternate dimension’s desert. But plenty of folks on the show have come back to life surprisingly, including Rex-Splode (Jason Mantzoukas), Shrinking Rae (Grey Griffin), and this episode Dupli-Kate (Malese Jow) who revealed this episode she had one more dupe hidden away.

So is Angstrom Levy dead? Spoilers for the comic books past this point. No, Angstrom is very much not dead. He gets picked up by a weird alien race and has his body reconstructed, even more horribly than before. And he takes his time plotting an even bigger revenge on Mark. Specifically, at least in the comics, he gathers together an army of evil Invincibles in an event titled “Invincible War,” and attacks Mark’s Earth, killing thousands (including some of your fave characters for real this time), and wrecking the entire planet in the process.

If you thought this season was crazy? Buckle up for Season 3, baby. Or maybe Season 4, I’m not privy to how they plan this stuff out.

What’s Up With That Mummy, Ka-Hor?

Ka Hor the Mummy on Invincible Season 2 finale

Even in the comics, Invincible always throws in some upcoming plot that isn’t resolved. Here we remeet Ka-Hor (Clancy Brown), an all-powerful mummy type guy. Only problem for him? He only possesses dudes, and his tomb was opened by Riley (Chloe Bennet) and Jane (Ella Purnell).

We see Riley and Jane break into his tomb, and then the last we see of them Invincible is sobbing and flying around the Earth past them. So, what’s up with that mummy?

The honest answer is: I don’t know. Ka-Hor is not in the comics, it’s something original for the show — as are the adventurer characters of Riley and Jane. So we’ll just have to see if this is a running joke, or something that pans out into something bigger in Season 3.

When Will Invincible Season 3 Premiere On Prime Video?

Season 3 of Invincible is coming. It’s been in production for a while, and the creators have promised it will be far shorter than the two-year wait between Seasons 1 and 2. So when will Invincible Season 3 premiere on Prime Video?

While we don’t know the exact answer as of yet, given the multiple “it won’t be as long” quotes it’s pretty fair to say the absolute latest it would premiere is sometime in 2025. However, I would feel even fairer speculating it may even be sooner than that. Season 2 premiered in November; I wouldn’t be surprised if Invincible Season 3 premieres in November 2024. And with Season 4 pretty much guaranteed as well, we may be headed to an every Fall type schedule.

Again, just a guess. But given the conversation and how long they’ve been prepping Season 3, we’ll see how close this guesstimate gets(timate).

Invincible Season 2 Premiere Dates And Episode Guide:

Invincible Season 2 Part 2 officially premiered on Prime Video on Thursday, March 14 at 3 am ET / 12 am PT. Though Season 2 is eight episodes long, only one episode will premiere on Thursday, followed by the next three Thursdays.

Here’s the full list of episodes in Invincible Season 2:

  • Thursday, November 2, 2023: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 1 – “A Lesson For Your Next Life”
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 2 – “In About Six Hours, I Lose My Virginity to A Fish”
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 3 – “This Missive, This Machination!”
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 4 – “It’s Been A While”
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 5 – “This Must Come As A Shock”
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 6 – “It’s Not That Simple”
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 7 – “I’m Not Going Anywhere”
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024: Invincible, Season 2, Episode 8 – “I Thought You Were Stronger” *Season Finale*

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