What If…? changes how time travel can work in the MCU

What If…?’s Doctor Strange episode has, predictably, played with time. But it’s gone even further…

What If…?’s Doctor Strange episode has, predictably, played with time. But it’s gone even further than that – and introduced a concept that could have far-reaching consequences for the rest of the MCU.

In the first act of the episode, a frenzied Doctor Strange continually goes back in time to try and save Christine. No matter what he does, she keeps on dying: car crash, heart attack, and a hold-up at a pizzeria are just some of the ways Rachel McAdams’ surgeon shuffles off this mortal coil.