This week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally revealed who the dreaded Lash was, but that I will save for closer to the end of my review. To begin the episode, Agent May is anxiously awaiting whether or not Andrew survived the attack on him from Ward’s goons. Coulson informs May that to everyone’s surprise, he is still alive! May vows revenge for the attack and recruits Bobbi, who Coulson has said is still not ready for duty, to come with her to try to get her revenge. Meanwhile, Ward has also found out that Von Strucker has survived the explosion and must be dealt with as he now knows too many of Hydra’s secrets. Von Strucker realizes that Ward is going to come after him and goes to see Gideon Malick, a man who used to work with Von Strucker’s father and whom he hopes will help him to hide from Ward.
While this is going on, Coulson is, once again, hanging out with Rosalind Price. Coulson is trying to get Rosalind to finally take him to the ATCU facility and, at the end of the episode, succeeds in being brought in. Here, Coulson sees that Rosalind is putting the Inhumans to sleep in order to keep them safe until they can find a cure for their powers. Coulson seems to understand Rosalind’s plight, especially when Rosalind reveals that she lost her husband to cancer and only wants to help people, and their relationship seems to grow even stronger. Daisy, Hunter, and Mack see Coulson hanging out with Rosalind using Fitz’s new drone after they ambush Rosalind’s number two, Banks, and test his blood to make sure he is not Lash. It turns out Banks is human and the search for Lash continues.
Bobbi and May, also on the hunt for Von Strucker as he is the best lead to Ward, find Von Strucker’s safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands and figure out that Von Strucker is at his penthouse in Germany. Upon arriving at the penthouse, Hydra agents are already on the scene trying to dispose of Von Strucker. The two are able to get rid of Hydra’s goons, but Von Strucker is mortally injured. While dying in May’s arms, Von Strucker reveals that ANDREW IS LASH! Andrew is hanging out at the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility with Daisy and the others recovering from his injuries and casually asks Daisy if she has any idea where Lincoln is, as Daisy just got off the phone with him. Lincoln has not revealed is location, but Daisy does tell Andrew that she will let him know if she hears anything.
This episode caught me off-guard. I did think it was strange in the beginning that Andrew survived such a big explosion, but I did not think it was because he was Lash. I figured the show would explain it away with Andrew jumping through a window or something along those lines right before everything blew up. Now that Lash had been revealed, I hope that Lincoln does not tell Daisy where he is before someone can tell Daisy who Andrew is, or Lincoln will be the next causality of Lash. All of these revelations explain exactly why Daisy is still alive after multiple encounters with the Inhuman killer, however. I am ready for next week’s episode to see how this new news is given to the rest of the team and to hopefully see Daisy confront Coulson about his new best friend Rosalind.
Catch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC on Tuesdays at 8/7c!
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