In Review: Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – What If

Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons are the only hope to save everyone in a world controlled by Hydra.

Synopsis: Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons are the only hope to save everyone in a world controlled by Hydra.

Review: Picking up from where the last episode left off Daisy and Simmons have placed themselves into the Framework and set about trying to wake up Coulson and the others.

First however they have to find them, which is a task made more difficult because they find themselves in a virtual world, which is entirely run by Hydra.

This was a fantastic episode in which Daisy and Simmons find themselves in a sea of trouble without any obvious allies.

We get fantastic performances from Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge as the two Shield agents try to find their friends in a tyrannical world that would make even George Orwell proud. 

When they eventually catch up to their friends. They find them to be very different to the loyal Shield Agents that they have served with. Agent May is totally devoted to Hydra as is Fitz who has a line in medical experiments to use on inhuman’s that would make Dr. Frankenstein’s hair stand up. Whereas Coulson is a school teacher who sells out his inhuman students to Hydra.

It’s a lot of fun seeing the likes of Coulson and Fitz as villains. But the one big surprise in this episode was the fact that Agent Grant Ward was back and is actually on the side of the resistance that has formed against Hydra. At least that is what we are led to believe.

The episode concludes as Simmons and Daisy find that their escape route from the Framework back into reality has been severed. Which means it is truly down to them to try and wake up the other agents to their true identity’s and try and beat the Framework from within.

This for me was an enjoyable episode, which sets things up wonderfully for the final couple of weeks to the season or potentially series finale.

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