Thursday, January 19, 2017

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Patriot

An assassination attempt on Director Mace (Jason O'Mara) leads to the Director, Coulson (Clark Gregg), and Mack (Henry Simmons) being cut-off by the rest of the team and hunted by former Hydra agents. The return of (a well-funded but even less impressive version of) Hydra feels like a bit of a step back for the show. However, the episodes does include one important twist which will shake up the S.H.I.E.L.D. hierarchy and return Coulson to his rightful spot in calling the shots. As for Mace, even if his abilities were cooked-up in a lab, the man knows how to frame and sell a story. It doesn't look like the public face of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going anywhere anytime soon.

The remainder of the episode continues the half-season LMD arc. There's no big movement on the storyline as May's (Ming-Na Wen) feeble attempt to escape is put down rather easily. Robo-May on the other hand is injured during the rescue of Coulson, leading the android to discover just what she is. As to just what the means for her programming, we'll have to wait and see.

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