Sunday, May 15, 2016

What I’m Watching: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 19 “Failed Experiments” (B)

Things are intensifying as this show hurtles towards the end of its third season, and I don’t even feel like I’m missing anything despite the fact that another major Marvel movie came out the week this episode aired and I haven’t yet seen it. The big development in this hour was that Hive summoned the Kree to Earth and revealed his plan to turn humans into inhumans. That Daisy supported that plan as a way to get her friends and former allies at S.H.I.E.L.D. to understand what she was feeling was troubling, and she was really about to rip out Mack’s heart before the team showed up to save the day. So much for Dr. Radcliffe resisting the evil temptations of what he was doing, since he was so excited about the scientific advances that he was making that he didn’t bother to weigh the ethical consequences. When Hive’s spell wears off, Daisy and Alisha are going to be very upset at themselves and have a difficult time getting past what they did. James, on the other hand, is pretty much immune, just being himself and reveling in the awesome nature of his position. May found the perfect use for him and executed her plan very well. I like that Fitz and Simmons were competing over who had the worse experience with a former ally and that they are taking careful steps not to let work disagreements get in the way of their newfound relationship. Now, if only Lincoln could get on the same page as them and help the team strike back as their one remaining inhuman weapon.

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