I speculated earlier that I would be surprised if there are not at least references to an episode or two in the multiverse themed films and shows. It might even be more than that. We'll just have to wait and see.
Even if it is a year in the future for the sequel episode, since they are all streaming, all the episodes will be right there on Disney+ and viewers can easily select part 1 to watch before seeing part 2.
I agree that it was quite a powerful episode. Much more Watcher than expected.
It is interesting that they twist the Dr. Strange origin story and then make a new "fixed point" for that.
One other interesting thing is the return of the creature from the first episode.
We have 9 episodes this season. I've no idea what is in the remaining 6 (and haven't looked to try to figure it out). Those two episodes are begging for sequels.
I really do hope we see at least some glimpses of these in other Phase 4 multi-verse stories.
I am hoping that once we have seen...
I enjoyed the first episode. I would be very surprised if none of the stories from this series are not at least referenced in the various multiverse related TV series and movies that are coming. I doubt most of them will, but I think there will be some crossover action.