Monday, October 17, 2016

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 4, Episode 3 “Uprising” (B)

These are dangerous times for inhumans, and this is hardly the first time in this universe – and so many others – that those who are being persecuted are framed as the enemy so that the true menace can rile up anger against them. Setting off EMPs and cutting power to cities was an enormous show of power for this militant human extremist force, and demanding that inhumans not be forced to register was an appropriate redirect that was far from their actual mission. The ending reveal that Parminder Nagra’s senator is the one behind it all and that she’s doing something freaky and alien with her brother is worrisome, and it’s a good thing that Director Mace is on the side of the good guys. Though he didn’t come out as inhuman, since that would probably be bad timing, he did a masterful job of triumphantly announcing S.H.I.E.L.D.’s return and giving the agency full credit for saving the day. After she was forced to hide her true identity and then faced immediate dismissal and hatred from her friends, Yo-Yo sprang into action in the most impressive way. Mac is obviously very angry at her and isn’t soon going to get over that, but it’s nice to see them working as a team. I’m very glad that Simmons and Dr. Radcliffe were able to save May, bringing back another reliable member of the team. Unfortunately, Daisy is not in nearly as good shape, encouraged by Robbie’s brother that she was the problem and now relegated to suffering silently and alone, a very worrisome position indeed.

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