Here we are at a new episode of SHIELD and this was one looks to be a lot more promising then the last episode. Really the only highlights of last weeks is that Mac can understand Fitz a bit, Raina is back, and we saw Skye’s dad. Yes, they really killed off Xena after one episode.
Agents of Shield is back for another exciting season, if we all remember what happened last season. Garrett and Ward were Hydra agents, SHIELD was destroyed, Coulson was made Director, some alien DNA brought Coulson back, and Skye’s father is some red creature.
Here we are at the season finale of SHIELD, very happy to say that it is the season finale and that we will be seeing the show again next year. The most important things to remember from last episode is that Garrett now has GH325 in him. Ward is possibly an ass because he ejected Fitz and Simmons into the ocean. We learned Ward’s back story and he has always been Hydra. Oh, that the Howling Commandos had some really awesome gadgets back in the day.
Here we are again for another episode of Agents of SHIELD, last week we found out the truth about Ward, I am still rather upset about that. The rest of Coulson’s team found an underground SHIELD bunker to stay at for now.
Well here, we are after last week’s crazy episode where we learned that we pretty much can’t trust anyone. (Still some spoilers for Captain America: Winter Solider)
Well this is one of the most anticipated episodes of Agents of SHIELD. Quick recap, Ward shot Thomas Nash who they thought was the Clairvoyant. Turns out the Clairvoyant is in SHIELD and SHIELD is currently controlling the plane. They found out about May’s secret phone. This episode contains Spoilers for Captain America: Winter Solider – since I have the movie, I will be making tie in references you have been warned.
(Spoilers – last warning this will contain some spoilers for Captain America: Winter Solider.)
After a 2 weeks break we get an all new episode, I have to say I am happy that there will be no more breaks between episodes. Let’s recap last episode, well Lorelei escaped from Asguard and enslaved Ward. Lady Sif came down to bring Lorelei back to Asguard. While Ward was enslaved, we discovered that he cares about someone on the team who is not May.
This episode starts with Agent Garrett and Agent Triplett being attacked by Deathlok. I still don’t like his chest piece.
Deathlok attacking them makes Agent Garrett think that they are getting close to the Clairvoyant.
Victoria Hand, Agent Garrett, Agent Triplett, Agents Sidwell and Agent Blake all come aboard the Bus. Of course, most of them are wondering why they are there. Since the team knows that the Clairvoyant is on to them, Coulson has come up with a plan, where they do not tell everyone all the information so it is harder for the Clairvoyant to ‘see’ all the information. Coulson mentions that he has an amazing hacker who can help them. Victoria Hand mentions how she would have to be a SHIELD agent and Coulson says that is something else he wanted to discuss.
Fitz and Simmons are talking about how they cannot find anything in Skye’s blood and how they wish they could send the sample out. May over hears them and asks if either Coulson or Skye are showing any weird symptoms. Simmons tells her no and then May tells them to let her know if they do. What does May know? What was she sent there to find out?
The team meets with Skye, where Coulson presents her with a SHIELD badge, telling her that she earned it. Garrett mentions how she took 2 bullets which is more than Sidwell has. Coulson’s team congratulates her, even May and it was obvious that Ward likes Skye during this scene.
Victoria Hand and Sidwell will not be participating in the mission but Victoria agrees to monitor and help them from HQ. I wondering if Sidwell could not participate because he was busy on Captain America. Skye then tells them that she will come up three different possible people who could be the Clairvoyant. Three teams of two people will go out after that person, she will only tell one member of that team where they are going and then send the information about the target to the other member of the team. This way only those team members know where they are and whom they are going after.
The Clairvoyant gives Deathlok a gift, a wrist gauntlet that at first kinda looked like the bracelets that Wonder Woman has. The Clairvoyant tells Deathlok that they are going to meet because the team is closing in on him.
Garrett and Skye finally meet officially because you know being in a coma doesn’t count, Garrett asks her how she is doing. Garrett then shows off his war wounds. Nothing says team bonding like showing off your war wounds.
Ward and Triplett are one team; Triplett says how he will kill the Clairvoyant when they find him. Ward reminds him that the mission is to bring in the Clairvoyant not kill him.
Triplett tells Ward how the Clairvoyant killed his partner, Triplett wonders if Ward would feel the same way if Skye hadn’t made it. Does everyone know that Ward likes Skye?
Coulson and Garrett are the another team; they are talking about a past mission that Garrett had completely forgot that Coulson was there.
Also they are going after a female, I am pretty sure everyone has said the Clairvoyant is a male.
The third team is May and Blake, Blake is apparently nervous or something because he keeps trying to ask May if she is a Scorpio. Which prompts May to say, ‘you don’t believe in the Clairvoyant but you believe in Astrology.” May and Blake are going after Thomas Nash – once they are inside the building Deathlok shows up.
Well I am guessing that May and Blake are on the right track. Deathlok begins firing at them and May fires back with a gun, May is using a gun, I get shocked every time I see it happen. Deathlok goes after Blake and knocks him out. May calls to let them know that they have an Agent down and Victoria sends people.
We learn that before Blake got injured that he managed to put a trace on Deathlok so they know where he is going. Triplett talks with Simmons about something before he leaves to go after Deathlok. Simmons looks very happy to see Triplett, does she return his crush? What is up with the bus does everyone on here have a crush on someone. Also I would like to point out that Fitz did not seem jealous about this at all which proves that my theory that they are do not like each other but more like siblings or best friends.
The team gets ready to enter into the abandon building where Deathlok is currently. Skye does her hacking thing to find him but somehow he knows what she is doing and cuts the feed.
The team knows where he had been so they head in that direction. They find Deathlok who fires on them and takes off with May chasing after him.
Deathlok runs to another part of the building where Coulson who is using a rather large gun follows him. I have to say I really want to see Coulson use this gun, because it’s almost bigger then him.
As Coulson is pursuing Deathlok he runs into Garrett. Both Garrett and Coulson find Thomas Nash who is confined to a wheelchair and is using a computer to talk. In front of Nash are bunches of monitors where he can view various parts of the outside world.
Nash says that he is the Clairvoyant, the rest of the teams enter the room. Thomas Nash taunts them with information that he knows but when he brings up Skye, well Ward shoots him. Everyone looks at Ward as if he has lost his mind because Ward killed Nash.
I would like to say that I am not buying Thomas Nash as the Clairvoyant because it seems too easy.
Back on the bus Skye visits Wards asking him why he shot Nash and what will happen to him. Ward will be sent through a hearing and probably disciplined for what he has done.
Fitz is tinkering about in the bottom of the bus where he finds a secret phone line. Coulson and Skye talk about how they don’t think Nash was the Clairvoyant and they both come up with how the Clairvoyant knows everything that SHIELD seems to know. Since Coulson’s records were never released that is why the Clairvoyant could not ‘see’ it. That is when they realize that the Clairvoyant is in SHIELD. Coulson goes into the interrogation room where he demands Ward to tell him who told him to shoot Nash. Ward tells Coulson that no one did.
Fitz tells Simmons about what he found only to have May walk in on him. May ushers him out of the room and she begins to use the phone. Simmons tells Coulson how there is a secret phone line in the cockpit that only May could be using. Coulson tells her to cut the line so Fitz cuts the line before May can make her phone call. May realizes what happens and chases after Fitz. Poor Fitz, I would not want May chasing after me. Coulson finds May in the hanger bay after she tries to shoot Fitz, why is May all gun happy now?
May tells Coulson that the bullets are not real; Coulson tells May that his gun and bullets are real. Coulson is pissed and his inner badass is coming out. Skye also comes out from the shadows holding a gun pointing at May.
Coulson asks May about who the Clairvoyant is and who she is working for. May says she know nothing about the Clairvoyant and cannot tell him who sent her. May tries to convince Coulson that she is not the bad guy.
Out of nowhere, the plane reroutes and Coulson’s demands that May tells him what is going on. May has no idea who is controlling the plane.
Back at HQ, Victoria Hand is saying that they need to bring Coulson in but everyone else on the bus can be eliminated.
I knew it was Victoria Hand because I have never liked her.
This was a good episode; it started off a bit slow but not in a bad way. I like their plan to find the Clairvoyant and I really liked how Coulson told Skye how much he trusts her. Coulson knows that Skye can pick up different things because she does not think like everyone else. I would also like to remark on how everyone seems to know that Ward likes Skye even Garrett. I feel really bad for Deathlok because he has no choice in what he is doing and he really just wants to see his son again. I was on the edge of my seat when May was chasing Fitz, because I really wanted to see what she might do to him. I really think May is working for Fury because he just wanted an eye kept on Coulson. While I think it might be too easy for Victoria Hand to be the Clairvoyant, I really don’t like her so I would like it to be her. That means I am also willing to get over the fact that they usually say that the Clairvoyant is a guy.
Next, week’s episode looks to be a really good one because it seems that no one can b trusted. The team has to deal with the fact that the place is flying on its own. I am also curious to see if the next episode ties into Captain America: Winter Solider.
Until next week.
The first images of J. August Richards as Deathlok have been revealed.
I am not sure how I feel about his outfit, I like the cyber leg but I am not sure how I feel about the shield over his shirt. I will admit I wish the cyber leg wasn’t hidden under his pants.
We will be seeing Deathlok on April 1st, which is also when we will be seeing Agent Garrett, Agent Triplett, and Victoria Hand again.
What do you think of Deathlok’s look?
Now that the Olympics are over, Agents of SHIELD is back, yay. Lets recap where we left off, Mike Peterson is officially Deathlok and wishes that he could see his son. Ian Quinn is an asshole because he shot Skye, left her for dead and now Skye is fighting for her life.
This episode starts with the team getting Skye to a hospital.
The team looks rather upset while they wait for work from the doctor. Poor Fitz is blaming himself because he did not go in there with Skye.
The doctor comes out and tells them that the damage was too much and they are doing all that they can to make her comfortable but her family needs to be called because a choice will have to be made. Coulson tells the doctor that they are Skye’s family, thus causing the doctor to give her condolences. Seriously, Agents of SHIELD this is how you want to start the episode with all the feels.
Agent May is pissed off so she goes into the interrogation room where they are holding Quinn and beats the shit out of him.
I have said it before I never want to be on May’s bad side well this moment proved it. Coulson tells May to stop and they leave the room, where Coulson tells her they are going to the facility that brought him back to life. The likelihood is that one of the doctors there can save Skye. May pilots the jet with Ward as the co-pilot.
Coulson decides that Levels be damned and give his file to Fitz and Simmons to read. He is hoping that they can find something in there that might help Skye. After going over everything Simmons admits that they only understands about 70% of what is in the file. That worries me because FitzSimmons are well brilliant. There might be something in there that will help Skye, GH325. What is a GH325? No one seems to care because all they want to do is help Skye, GH325 might work because it apparently helped Coulson’s heart begin to repair itself.
While they are flying to where they think that Coulson had been treated (let’s be fair they have no idea) they are boarded by another SHIELD plane. Coulson was worried that they might scratch the paint. This plane contains Agent Garrett (Bill Paxton – very excited to see him) and Agent Triplett.
They are there to take Ian Quinn to the Fridge; of course, Garrett knows Coulson and Triplett knows Ward. Triplett asks Ward how Coulson got the Playboy jet, Ward replies, “he died”. Triplett lets Ward know that he will do whatever it takes to take Quinn off the plane this causes a fight between Ward and Triplett. I swear Ward needs to hit something every episode. Coulson stops the fight because he tells them that Garrett has permission to question Quinn on the Bus.
Coulson and Garrett go into the interrogation room where Quinn does not look so good. Well that’s what he gets for shooting Skye and pissing off May. I do not have any sympathy for him. Garrett is a bit upset that he can’t do the bad cop routine because well May beat him to it. Garrett starts to question him about Deathlok and Cybertech.
During questioning Quinn decides to be a smart ass, not the best idea, because Garrett pulls Quinn’s tongue almost out of his mouth. Quinn is pretty much told that if he does not help them or if Skye dies, that Coulson will push him off the plane. Quinn eventually tells them that he shot Skye because the Clairvoyant told him too. I would like to mention I am over the Clairvoyant this character needs to go. The only thing, that the Clairvoyant cannot see is how Coulson survived. Basically they were set up, the Clairvoyant is worse than the Game of Throne characters when it comes to this. The teams debates if they should take Skye to the facility because it could lead the Clairvoyant there. They decide to that they need to save Skye.
Fitz gets access to the all of SHIELD administrative files from a friend of his, which comes in a really cool look blue cube. When it is enlarged, it is full of files, lots and lots of digital files. Fitz and Simmons just begin swiping their way through all the information and some how always manage to find what they are looking for. I have no idea how they do that because I would be absolutely lost in that thing. They find a piece of information that is encrypted, which leads Fitz to ask what would Skye do. I feel like WWSD should be a thing now. Well Fitz pushed on everything and it turns out the file was not encrypted but that it was actually a map of where the facility that worked on Coulson is, WWSD for the win.
They land in front of the facility, Coulson, Ward, Garrett, and Fitz go in while Simmons, Triplett and May stay behind. I would like to also comment on how pretty much everyone is wearing battle gear and bulletproof vest, you know protection, and Coulson is still just wearing his suit. I am beginning to think Coulson is like Fred Flintstone and that he has nothing else in his closet. Coulson rings the doorbell of the secret facility because let’s be fair they all have doorbells. The two guys inside ask Coulson a secret question that if you are supposed to be there you know the secret answer to. Well of course, they don’t know the answer so Coulson tries to appeal to their human side. Well apparently, they don’t have one because they will not let them in. Ward then shoots the camera as Fitz prepares to break them in. The two guys on the inside prepare to be breached.
When they are inside the building Fitz realizes the coms are not working.
Garrett says it is probably for the best, they wouldn’t want the others to hear what is happening. Fitz figures out that they are safe until they get past the bulletproof doors. Once Fitz gets them past the doors, everyone runs for cover because the two guards begin to shoot at them. Coulson tries to reason with the guards again because it worked so well the first time but the guards keep firing. Ward and Garrett do all the shooting; once that is done, they realize one of the guards is wounded, so they follow his blood trail. The boys realize that the guard triggered the explosive devices around the facility. There was a timer set for less then ten minutes and the door are sealed. Fitz remarks that Skye would be able to hack it, again WWSD. Coulson asks Garrett to try and stop the bomb since he knows the most about that.
Back on the plane, Triplett pretty much is telling Simmons how awesome she is and how he hopes when he is in something like this that, she is on his team.
I was not feeling Triplett during the scene I felt like he was up to something, but he was hitting her. I just could not fathom the thought of hitting on someone at a time like that but to each their own. May comes in and tells them that the coms are down and if they do not hear anything from the boys in an hour then she is going in. I love how badass May is; she is just like I will beat up everyone. Skye then goes into cardiac arrest, but Simmons is able to stabilize her. Skye does this a few more times, Simmons wonders if this is what Skye would want.
Back on the facility, Coulson has a mini flashback to being there. Fitz is able to find the GH325.
Coulson tells Fitz to leave with the GH325 while he goes looking around, he finds a panel that says T.A.H.I.T.I. Maybe Coulson really did go to Tahiti after all. Garrett and Ward blow the front door open, Fitz runs towards plane with the GH325. Garrett tells Ward to go with Fitz, while he goes back for Coulson. Garrett goes back for Coulson who is found a bit dazed but leaving the building saying that they can’t give the GH325 to Skye. May is taking off in the plane just as Garrett and Coulson run onto the plane before the facility blows. Coulson tells them not to give the GH325 to Skye but it is too late Simmons had already administered it. Skye’s heart rate goes up, which is good but then it continues to go up, not good. Skye has what looked like a seizure but then stops when her heart rate goes back to normal. Coulson still has the dazed look on his face when he leaves the room. May asks Garrett what happened but Garratt doesn’t know.
May asks to talk with Coulson in his office because she is wondering if he will tell her what is wrong. May questions Coulson about why he was screaming for them not to give the GH325 to Skye. Coulson says that he did not want Skye to have the reaction that he did to it, but she didn’t. Coulson flashes to what he saw in the facility. He was in a room looking around and he saw something that said GH, so he opens it. In a liquid tube was half of an alien, it seems that the GH comes from an alien life form. All I could think when I saw that was WTF. Also maybe Skye is reacting well the GH325 because she is an alien because lets face it she is a 0-8-4.
Garrett takes Quinn from the plane and tells Coulson they will probably see each other again because Triplett has eyes for Simmons.
In the bonus scene we see a newly wed couple who are getting ready to drive off I guess on their honeymoon. The girl goes into the shop to get a map. This weird lady comes up to the guy and starts drinking his water asking him where in Midgard is she. All I could think was Thor; the guy (Jimmy) tells her that she is in Death Valley. The lady is shocked that the Jimmy does not seem to be attracted to her and likes his loyalty to his new bride. Some how she gets the Jimmy to ditch his new bride and to give her a ride, in the car the guy is professing his devotion to her and we find out her name is Lorelei.
I definitely had a lot of feels at the beginning of this episode, they basically told us that Skye was going to die. I should have known that Coulson wouldn’t let that happen. I was not sure what to think about Agent Garrett and Triplett in the beginning because I thought they might be playing them. After awhile it seemed that they were cool, but I am still going to keep an eye on them just in case, you should always trust first impressions. I do appreciate in this episode how everyone on the team showed how much they care about Skye. Ward and May punched people, Fitz blamed himself, and Simmons did everything she could to keep Skye alive. Well Coulson just would not give up on saving her. At first, I was definitely confused about what GH325 was. All I knew is that could help repair damaged cells and tissue. Then I saw Coulson’s flashback and found out it came from an alien, of course I went WFT when I saw the alien. After I saw Skye’s reaction to it, I wonder if she reacted better because she might be an alien herself. Since she is a rather human looking, does that mean she might from Asgard? I am hoping we get some more answers to this because now my interest is peaked.
Next week Lady Sif comes to town.