Happy Wednesday readers! Megan_Highwind back again with this week’s review of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. During last week’s episode we were introduced to the Darkhold, a mysterious book full of incredible power that should not be left in the hands of just anyone. The ghost scientist Lucy went to visit husband Joseph, who was in a coma, to try to get some answers. Lucy woke Joseph by reaching inside of his head and waking him up. This not only caused him to awaken abruptly, but also made it so that he became infected by her touch. Lucy gets the information that she needs and leaves shortly before Coulson and Mack show up to question Joseph. They are able to get the information they need from him right before he dies from Lucy tampering with his brain.
Coulson decides that the only solution is to go back to the prison and break Morrow out so that he can be used for his knowledge to help take down Lucy and the other ghosts.Coulson decides to keep this information from the new director and brings Mack, May, Daisy, Reyes, and a few other agents along for the breakout. May and Coulson arrive at the prison first to try to speak with the man in charge of the facility. Unfortunately for them, Lucy has already gotten to the prison and infected all of the guards. Daisy comes by to save May and Coulson while Mack and Reyes work together to find Morrow. The two find Morrow and are on their way out of the facility when Mack stops to help some distressed guards. Reyes and Morrow almost make it out the door when Reyes encounters the man who paralyzed his brother, Gabe. Unable to control his temper, Reyes tells Morrow to go out along and kills the man after turning into Ghost Rider. Because of this move, Lucy is able to take Morrow and brings him back to the lab to try to turn her back into a normal person again.
While this is all going on, Director Mace is having an interview with a news station and debating how to handle Inhumans with Nadeer, who does not appreciate the Inhumans being in the same space with the rest of the human race. Mace is already a high power player in the public’s eyes after he saves lives in a bombing in Vienna. He garners more favor when he reveals to the world that he is an Inhuman himself and that is part of the reason that he believes so highly in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s mission.
Before and after the interview, Simmons is still trying to keep AIDA a secret from the director. After the interview is completed and Simmons is going back to finish her lie detector test, she finds a way to get out of having to let the director know what she knows. Simmons suggests that she knows that Mace is lying about saving anyone in Vienna and Mace allows her to skip the lie detector test from now on. The episode ends with Mace and Nadeer sitting in a car talking when Nadeer threatens Mace stating that she will leak the footage of the agents storming the prison if Mace does not work with her.
I enjoyed the amount of action in this week’s episode. We are finally getting to the point of the season where things are coming together and the characters are facing the threat head on. We are told that the Darkhold has an unknown power level but should be considered dangerous. Now that Lucy has her hands on the book and is forcing Morrow to help her I can see the season taking a turn in one of two ways. Either the agents are going to find Lucy and Morrow and feel sorry for Lucy and try to help save her or, more likely, something will go wrong when Morrow attempts to help Lucy and the agents will be forced to take Lucy out of the picture for good. I hope that Reyes is able to control his Ghost Rider side better as the season continues so that Coulson and the rest of the team will not have to lock him up again as they have with some others. Finally, can someone please get Daisy to stop whining and trying to get herself killed?!
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