In Review: Agents Of Shield – Boom

The Shield team try to find a way to contain an explosive Inhuman while Coulson and Mack discover Radcliffe's inspiration for Aida.

Synopsis: The Shield team try to find a way to contain an explosive Inhuman while Coulson and Mack discover Radcliffe’s inspiration for Aida.

Review: This episode boast some fantastic visual effects and a story, which will tug on the heart strings of your most cynical of cynics.

The Russian who has been working with Radcliffe comes up with a plan, which backfires on him.

As apposed to abducting senator Nadeer. Shockley winds up becoming an Inhuman that can explode and reconstitute himself. His first explosion kills Nadeer and pretty much throws a spanner in the works, but it isn’t to long before Shockley convinces the Russian that he can still be used in their twisted battled to save humanity.

Elsewhere Coulson is determined to find the real Agent May and with some help from Mack. He finds the woman that Radcliffe based his LMD Aida on.

At first Coulson wants to try and push Holden Radcliffe’s ex into helping him and Mac locate the scientist, but Mac talks him round.

The episode also holds an interesting story development for Mace who is having a crisis of confidence after having given up the drug, which created his powers. This is nice set up for what is to come because Mace plays a crucial part in helping Daisy and the team contain Shockley, but in doing so gets himself captured by the Russian.

This was a pretty solid episode with some interesting ideas and great acting and effects.

I loved the visuals when Shockley exploded and reconstituted himself.

With ‘Agents Of Shield’ being on the cancellation bubble with ABC. It will be interesting to see how they resolve this LMD, Inhuman and Darkhold storyline. Hopefully they get Agent Mays smiling face back soon.

Agents Of Shield - Boom
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