In Review: Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – The Patriot

Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, which leaves all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a dangerious position.

Synopsis: Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, which leaves all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a dangerous position.

Review: Those like myself that have thought that there was something a little shady about Mace will not be disappointed in this episode.

In a nutshell. While on a mission Coulson and Mack learn that Mace’s Inhuman Powers were manufactured via a designer drug. As the plot unfolds we find out that it was a plot headed by Glen Talbot to get a military guy at the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. But we learn that Mace truly believes in the rights of Inhumans unlike Talbot.

Elsewhere. We learn that Aida as in the original model is working with Radcliffe in order to keep the real Agent May in captivity by coming up with a demon for her to fight. Meanwhile the android version of May has come to the realisation that she is not human.

It was great to see Adrian Pasdar back as Talbot. Having him square off against Coulson always makes for interesting drama.

I also have to give kudos to Jason O’Mara for his performance in this episode. Especially at the revelation that Mace was powerless without the drugs, but also at the vulnerability shown by the actor of a Mace without powers. 

The stuff between John Hannah’s Radcliffe and Aida was well executed and it will be interesting to see how this all pans out in the weeks to come.

By the close of the story. We see Coulson taking control back as director of operations and Mace being kept on as the public face of ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’, which I think is a good move given that I’ve grown to enjoy what Mace has to offer in his role of a politician putting out bush fires.

Marvel's Agents Of Shield - The Patriot
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