Ms. Marvel has been quite the enjoyable ride thus far on Disney+, earning acclaim from both critics and the character’s fans across the board. However, one of the major creatives behind the show is a little worried the series’ fifth episode will put that reputation in jeopardy. Sana Amanat co-created the character of Kamala Khan for Marvel Comics back in 2014, and is now a writer and producer for the live-action adaptation. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Amanat revealed next week’s entry to Ms. Marvel’s growing legacy might be the riskiest one yet:
The next episode is going to be an interesting one. Full disclosure, it’s the episode I’m most nervous about. I think it’s really great, but we took some risks with that episode. So, I’m curious to know how people are going to respond to it.Sana Amanat
Last we saw our intrepid heroine, she had somehow been transported back in time to a train station in Karachi. It’s still unclear whether Kamala is actually existing in the year 1947, or if the whole ordeal will simply be a wildly realistic vision. Either way, it’s implied Ms. Marvel‘s fifth episode might concern the lively protagonist learning firsthand what happened on a tragic night during Partition. Telling stories set around real historical events can be nerve-wracking, considering the genuine emotional weight that comes with diving into reality’s darkest corners. It makes sense that Amanat might be stressed about how people receive the storytelling, but with how the series has gone so far, it’s way more likely that fans will be happy with what they see.
Ms. Marvel‘s first four episodes are now streaming on Disney+.