Written by M.
Finally, Hive is behind us and we can look forward to new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Because let’s face it, the whole Hive story line was a bore and getting old really fast. That being said, this doesn’t mean we won’t miss Brett Dalton.
Let’s take a moment to remember Brett Dalton, his abs, his eyes, his abs, his beard and his abs.
We ended last season with Lincoln making the ultimate sacrifice to safe to woman he loves and humanity and the earth with it. And then immediately jumped 6 months ahead in time, a time where Daisy is no longer part of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is actually being hunted by S.H.I.E.L.D.. More specifically, hunted on by Coulson and Mack, and apparently the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. That last scene did make me wonder though, who is that friend that she wanted to introduce Polly Hinton to?
But let’s move on to this episode. With Hive gone, there is room for a new big bad evil and this time it comes in the form of The Ghost Rider, played by Gabriel Luna, so I guess we’ll get to see a lot more of him.
Things have changed at S.H.I.E.L.D. and our favorite team is no longer one team. As we already saw that Daisy is no longer part of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that Coulson is now longer the director. But now we find out that Coulson and Mack are the new dynamic duo. May, as a S.H.I.E.L.D. trainer, is stationed at the Head Quarters, also home of Fitz who remains an engineer. Simmons on the other hand now work as the right hand of the new director and has the fancy job title of ‘Special Adviser to the Director In Science and Technology’. Or we could just use Fitz’s brilliant abbreviation S.A.D.I.S.T.. Which basically means she has daily lie-detector tests and is higher in ranking than Coulson and May. But in this episode the new director remains the be unseen.
Daisy seems to have decided to embrace the color black, not only is she wearing only black clothes and has hair a beautiful black shade. She has also decided to go with the panda look concerning her make-up. But on the plus side, she has found her way back to her beloved van. And she is not really alone. She gets her S.H.I.E.L.D. scoop from Yo-Yo, who also happens to help to some medication. Apparently having powers comes with a cost. Daisy’s wrists are covered with bruises and given the medication she got from Yo-Yo, they hurt as hell too. Especially since ‘you can’t get these over the counter’ as Yo-Yo said to Daisy while handing her the drugs.
Daisy comes across The Ghost Rider and where Daisy goes, S.H.I.E.L.D. can’t be far behind. This time in the form of Coulson and Mack, send by May in the hopes of crossing Daisy. But where Daisy follows the trail of The Ghost Rider, who kills bad people, Coulson and Mack follow a trail that leads them to a mysterious box. When this box opens a mist comes out, which apparently is some sort of a ghost. And when the ghost touches you, you seems to grow really paranoid and make you see things that aren’t really happening. This can lead to you killing everybody around you, as shown by the men in suits. May ends up being touched by the ghost. And at the end the episode she showed the first signs of it, as she saw Coulson’s face morph into a character of The Walking Dead.
Daisy founds The Ghost Rider and her encounter with him wasn’t really a big bowl of sunshine. It looked more like the fires of hell, since The Ghost Rider can set things on fire, including his own skull. But Daisy actually says to him ‘Do it, I deserve it’ implying that he should kill her, that she deserves to die. But instead he stands up and walks away.
The next day we see The Ghost Ride, who goes by Robbie Rayes when his head isn’t a burning skull, helping his disabled brother out of a car and into his wheelchair. And as we see Daisy keeping an eye on him from here van, she says ‘Everybody’s attached to something’, as Yo-Yo said to her earlier.
In other events, Fitz seems to be close to Radcliffe who has build computer voice Aida a body, a naked body as Fitz quite cleverly noted. And Fitz seems to think it’s a good idea to work together with Radcliffe to make Aida some sort of a super S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. All of this reminded me a lot of Buffy and her robot double.
So at the end of this episode, we have one new big bad, one mysterious box and Fitz wanting to make robot agents, which can only go wrong. And we’re left with a promo for next week’s episode
And off course we’re left with the following;
- Since when is Fitz watching soccer?
- Apparently Yo-Yo signed the Sakovia accords, what’s up with that?
- How sweet was it to see Fitz-Simmons cuddle up together in bed.
- In one episode there where two mentions of ‘the friends we’ll never see again’. Is this a hint to what’s coming? Because I’m hoping for the return of Bobbi and Hunter.