Marvel Studios' What If...? finally returned to screens for its second season. A festive treat for fans, the Disney Plus series produced new episodes daily throughout the holiday season, offering up a new standalone adventure each day while, much like the first season, also alluding to the promise of an overarching story that could culminate in its season finale.
Festivities were part of the theme of What If...? season 2, with its third episode dominating much of the marketing because of its Christmas theme, but the show's return was a series of emotional highs and lows, full of adventures that stretched across different timelines and universes. And we got to join The Watcher with some front row tickets to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's reimagined tales.
The standalone flavor of each of What If...?'s episodes makes comparing them a fun exercise. We all did it for the first season, so it's only fitting that we do it for season 2 as well. So, from Hela's escapades with the Ten Rings to the continuation of Captain Carter's compelling story, which episodes of What If...? season 2 stood out among the pack, and which ones didn't quite live up to expectations? Let's rank them all and find out.