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

Happy Wednesday readers! Megan_Highwind back with my thoughts of this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The episode begins with Mace holding a conference to celebrate Daisy and everything she had done for S.H.I.E.L.D. while she out of the spotlight. During the ceremony an assassination attempt is made on Mace’s life and the whole conference turns into chaos. Talbot orders Coulson and Mack to get Mace out of the area and Mace orders agent Burrows to follow with the case that he is carrying. They try to escape on the quinjet, but the jet then explodes.

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The group lands in a nearby forest and is forced to fight some ex-Hydra agents who have taken the case that the now dead Burrows was carrying. While the fight is going on, the case comes open and reveals a strange serum inside. Mace gets hurt while trying to recover the serum and Coulson questions him as an Inhuman should not get hurt that easily. Mace then lets Mack and Coulson know that he was never actually an Inhuman and was just given the serum to play one by Talbot and other officials. Talbot and the others were wanting an Inhuman to lead the group and Daisy was nowhere to be found at that point so the officials made up a fake Inhuman to lead instead.

Coulson, Mack, and Mace end up in a shack in the woods where they are fighting for their lives against the backup Hydra agents who have come to find them. Just as the trio is running out of bullets and expects the worst, Daisy and May show up to save the day. Simmons was able to get the information as to the whereabouts of the jet after questioning one of the captured Hydra agents and tricking him into telling them where the jet was after showing him Aida’s head in a box and pretending like she had killed someone to get it. 

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Everyone goes back to headquarters and Mace offers to quit as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. after all of his lies. Coulson insists that for the good of the Inhumans Mace stay as the leader. Mace has pretended to be an Inhuman long enough and drawn enough support that if he were to step down now it would more than likely harm the relations with the Inhumans rather than help. When Mace agrees, Coulson does state that he will be taking over all operations from now on. The LMD of May gets back from the fight after being wounded and discovers her robotic insides before hiding them when Daisy comes to check on her. 

While all of this is going on, Radcliffe is working with the new and improved Aida to try to get May under control when she escapes from their captivity. Even though she did not make it out of the house she was being held captive in, Radcliffe is worried that she will get away and be discovered. He and Aida set up a program involving May fighting a not yet announced enemy to keep her under their control. Radcliffe is determined to keep the LMD of May with the agents to keep track of their actions as he is not allowed inside headquarters. Fitz, torn up about the old Aida’s head being cut off by Mack a few episodes ago, downloads her data onto his phone to try and figure out who was controlling her and why. He lies to Simmons when she confronts him about what he was doing with her head.

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This was another great episode delving back into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. Radcliffe and Aida are finding out more and more secrets with the LMD of May inside of headquarters and the LMD has finally figured out that she is not quite what she believed she was. I would imagine that it would only be a matter of time before the LMD is shown to be an imposter of May and the truth about Radcliffe and Aida brought to the forefront. I believe that whatever data Fitz has recovered from Aida’s memory will definitely assist in this. I am glad that Coulson is back in control of S.H.I.E.L.D. and hope that he stands up to Talbot to continue to work towards making relations better with the Inhumans. I am convinced at this point that Radcliffe and Aida are going to create something terrible with the experiments that they are doing and seeing how Coulson will handle that will be interesting to see. Until next week!

-Catch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC on Tuesdays at 10/9c!

-Megan_Highwind has left the party.

 

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