Review – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Team”

Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here. This week’s episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. started with Daisy calling together the Secret Warriors to infiltrate Hydra and save the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. The team is composed of Daisy, Lincoln, Yo-Yo, and Joey. The warriors make their way into the facility and decide to split up in order to try to find the team. Daisy is able to find the S.H.I.E.L.D. ship while Lincoln finds Malick. Meanwhile, Yo-Yo and Joey take down a bunch of Hydra soldiers with their combined powers.the-team-179592

While the Secret Warriors are trying to find out where the rest of the team is being hidden; Coulson and the others are preparing to try to fight their way out. Before they can do so, however, the Secret Warriors arrive and fly out of the base in their ship along with their prisoner, Malick. Back on the plane, Coulson interrogates Malick who reveals that Hive has taken over one of the members of the Secret Warriors but is not sure which one. Coulson and Malick decide they both want revenge on Hive and Coulson tells Mack to lock down the facility while they search for the infected team member. 

One of the Inhumans working with Hydra was killed during the commotion and, therefore, Fitz and Simmons gather the brain and deduce that Malick was not lying when he confided that the brain can be controlled by Hive. Coulson decides to lock up the Inhumans until he can figure out which one is being controlled. While Malick is waiting in his cell for Coulson to return, he appears to be killed by a bomb that was placed in the room. However, when Fitz and Simmons examine the area, they are able to tell that Malick was dead before the explosion even went off. 

Coulson gathers the Inhumans and reveals that he believes that Lincoln is the one that is being controlled by Hive. He believes that Hive has been controlling Lincoln for quite a while and is trying to gather the team’s secrets. While Lincoln is being held, Daisy shows up and tries to persuade Lincoln to run away from S.H.I.E.L.D. with her. Knowing that Daisy would never leave S.H.I.E.L.D., Lincoln comes to the conclusion that Daisy was the one under Hive’s control all along. After her conversation with Lincoln, Daisy takes the Kree artifact and leaves the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, destroying it on her way out.

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This week’s episode felt a bit like filler to me. The Secret Warriors were not very compelling when brought together and are quickly and easily torn asunder when things get tough. I also thought that from the moment that they revealed that one of the Secret Warriors was under Hive’s control, it had to be Daisy. If anyone else was under the control of Hive it would not have had the same impact so the “reveal” held little to no surprise for me. On top of that, I felt like the episode was slower paced than previous ones and it definitely felt as though they were simply trying to set up things for the rest of the season. Since I know that this episode was setting up for things to come, I am hoping that the last few episodes of the season bring back the hype!

-Catch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC on Tuesdays at 9/8c!

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