Review – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “What If”

Hello everyone! After a few weeks of hiatus, I’m back with my thoughts on this week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. When we left off with S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy and Simmons had decided to embed themselves into the Framework to attempt to get Coulson and the others to remember that the world they are currently living in is fake. Bringing the crew, back, however proves to be much harder than the pair imagined.


Daisy wakes up in a relationship with Ward and working for Hydra while Simmons claws her way out from being dead and in the ground. As Simmons has been dead, she has a hard time maneuvering through the world as Hydra has taken over and requires identification to get around. After fighting her way through some Hydra operatives, Simmons is able to find Coulson. Coulson, teaching children about the evils that Inhumans present to the world, tells Simmons that he has no idea who she is and calls Hydra to come take her away.

While Simmons is chatting with Coulson, Daisy goes to Hydra headquarters, where she now works, and comes into contact with completely different versions of both Fitz and May. Fitz has become an evil doctor who is trying to stop Inhuman kind and May is his underling. May comes to Fitz while Daisy is in the room with him and reveals that they have gotten a report that a woman is harassing a teacher and someone should be sent to help. Daisy quickly leaves the area and goes out to search for Simmons.

When Daisy finds Simmons, the two prepare to run away from Hydra and go back to the real world to hatch a plan. Before they can do so, however, Ward shows up and lets them know that he is working for the resistance. Ward then lets on that he knew that Daisy was an Inhuman and helps the two escape Hydra’s clutches. While Ward disposes of their getaway vehicle, Daisy and Simmons try to escape the Framework using their machine. It turns out that Aida has blocked their escape route and is currently the one in charge of Hydra. She is also in a relationship with Fitz.

The episode ends with Daisy confronting Coulson in his car and after some prodding it appears that Coulson has started to regain some of his lost memories. I thought this episode was a great introduction back into the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. Things in the Framework are an almost exact opposite of things back in the real world and the team is going to be hard to get back together. On the bright side, it appears as though Ward may be a great resource for Daisy and Simmons now that they are stuck in a new place with little to no support. I think that having things in the Framework be as close to perfect as they are is a brilliant move that Aida and Radcliffe came up with. Now that Aida has gotten rid of Radcliffe and has not tethers, I am sure that things are going to get more and more complicated as the weeks go on.  Just as a heads up that I may not be able to review next week’s episode as I will be on vacation and have a lot of things planned. I will definitely try to still review it, but if not I will be back for the episode after next for sure!


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

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