Synopsis: Coulson and the team set out to rewrite the course of humanity’s fate; they’re unaware that their efforts will dramatically change one S.H.I.E.L.D. agents life.
Review: Having returned to the present. The team seeks to try and prevent the future from which they have come from and stop the Kree attack on Earth. Unfortunately for them. S.H.I.E.L.D. and all agents of the organization are public enemy number one in America and a certain General Hale will seemingly use pretty much any and all tactics to capture them. Which includes using her daughter who seems to have an obsession with Daisy Johnson aka Quake.
Helping Shield on their mission, but seemingly not as much help as Enoch was is another member of his race called Noah. And one immediate problem, which Daisy has to deal with is the emergence of Deke who has somehow found himself zapped to the present day from a future where we all assumed he’d died.
Deke adds some much-needed humor to what was otherwise a by the numbers episode, which almost felt like it was opening up a new story arc as opposed to continuing one. I suspect this is the absence of the Kree, which have been a huge part of the season thus far.
The one element that connects this second half of the season to the established arc is Yo-Yo’s fate, which is portrayed really well and a genuine shock even though you kind of know it is coming at some point.
Daisy leaving the base in order to rescue Deke also presented a fun moment in which she poses as a very bad social worker listing off various issues that Deke has. The “He hasn’t soiled himself.” line was particularly well delivered and got a laugh.
Overall. Aside from Yo-Yo’s fate. This felt like a rather average run of the mill episode. Not great, but not particularly bad either. It has me curious to find out who General Hale is working for and why is her daughter so key to her plans?
I should imagine we’ll get these answers in the weeks to come.
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