I’ve been sick this past week, but I didn’t want to skip over the latest Agents of SHIELD episode, as it was both emotional and exciting while also marking a big change to our beloved show. Last week brought General Talbot back into the midst in an effort by the global community to come to a consensus on the Inhuman problem, while also revealing a potential vaccine against Terrigenesis. This week’s episode was a direct follow-up to last week’s, dealing with SHIELD’s pursuit of Gideon Mallick and his attempts to strike a bargain with Russia to further HYDRA’s plans. It was a fun mission, with most of the team working together for a change, but the most important developments of the episode occurred in its final minutes. So let’s jump right into “Parting Shot” written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Michael Zinberg.
I’m so glad Agents of SHIELD is back! As much as I love Agent Carter, I just couldn’t get as excited about it as I do with SHIELD. Perhaps it’s SHIELD’s ability to tie into the MCU more easily, or just the fact that I’ve had many more episodes to grow attached to these characters, but the return of my favorite show gives me something to really look forward to each week on TV (especially now that Galavant is over). Last week’s spring premiere gave us a look at the sort of cases Coulson’s Secret Warriors team will be investigating due to the growing presence of Inhumans in the world, while this week’s twisty episode focused on a more global aspect to the Inhuman “threat”. We got the return of two familiar faces, one a former enemy and the other an ambiguous frenemy. In addition, we also got to dive a little deeper into the relationship between Daisy and Lincoln, as well as some more insight into the creature that returned from the alien world Maveth wearing Grant Ward’s skin. So let’s take a look at “The Inside Man” written by Craig Titley and directed by John Terlesky.