This episode begins with so much tension between our team. Coulson still thinks May is reporting to the Clairvoyant, she says the line goes directly to Fury who Coulson hasn’t been able to reach in months, why would May try to shoot Fitz and why was Fitz snooping around there anyway?!
Fitz confesses that he wanted to talk to Simmons who has been trying to uncover what Coulson and Skye have been hiding. Fitz looks like he’s going to cry the whole time. Everyone is defensive and tense and confused. They’re also taking fire and Coulson ends up icing May and dumping her with Ward in the holding cell while Coulson saves Agent Garrett and figures out that HYDRA is behind all this. Oh snap, But we saw Cap 2, right? So y’all knew that. And you weren’t surprised when Fitz fixed May’s line and the person on the other end said that Fury was dead.
There are so many twists that my head hurts even trying to recount them.
“I assembled this team!” -Agent May
Agent May and Coulson are still at odds, but they end up getting closer with the secrets out. It really breaks her out of her ice-queen persona. Also enjoyed her calling out Ward for shooting the wrong man. Coulson chooses to trust her and she walks around looking extra bad-ass with her sleeve ripped off and a bandaged up arm. Ward and Skye make out in a closet because, unlike May, she thinks that him shooting an innocent man was romantic.
The action scenes are intense.
Triplett and Simmons spend some quality time. They’re distrustful of each other, though. Trip makes a move that saves both their hides. But at the end of the episode his Hydra status is unknown.
Agent Garrett is revealed to be the Clairvoyant, he slips up and says something that wasn’t in Coulson’s file, his exchange with Coulson is overheard by Agent Hand (who was never Hydra- she just thought Coulson was Hydra). So Hand and Coulson get back to being buds. For a moment. That scene was awesome, Garrett is being brought in, armed agents arrive, the Hydra aligned over take the true SHIELD agents and it all seems bad. Fitz cries. Then they all kick some serious ass before Hand busts in.
As Garrett is walked out Triplett and Ward appear shocked this scene has music playing over it rather than dialogue. Then Hand takes Ward as well, he will face charges rather than it being dismissed as a romantic gesture. AND I SAID “GOOD!”
But on the plane, Hand arms Ward, asks him if he wants to kill the real Clairvoyant. And he shoots everyone except his Supervising Officer. So… he killed Hand. Well then. So Ward is Hydra. Which is good, because I hate him. He can leave and Agent Triplett can join the team. The Simmons can have a love triangle and Skye can think about her poor taste in men. Yeah, yeah, May didn’t know either. And I’m extra concerned since she assembled the team after all. I’m not saying this is trying to show female incompetence, no one knew. Even Fury didn’t know.
It was great to see the way they worked in everything Agents of SHIELD being at the Hub while Cap was at the Triskelion. The continuity! #itsallconnected Anyway, certainly adding to the fun but still either worked on it’s own (but why not do both if you have the option). This show has certainly hit it’s stride. Red herrings everywhere these past two episodes. Except… I did call Ward as Hydra. That’s why he shot out the fake Clairvoyant so that it would be all “problem solved” …not because of Skye. Garrett’s smack talk about Skye was just a motive. So how much of his backstory is a lie? And how hard is Melinda May going to fucking kick him.
I bet there’s some sappy reason why he stayed around with Garrett. Hydra has his brother and he ends up confiding in Skye. There’s still 5 more this season. It could happen.
Fury’s back in the finale!
I don’t think Ward is Hydra. I mean, this is WARD, who has been loyal to SHIELD and to the team forever. If he wanted them dead, he would have killed them a long time ago. If he wanted Hand dead, he would have done that a while ago as well. It just so happens that the Hydra thing coincides with the Clairvoyant thing so I’m hoping that Ward is just pretending to be on Garrett’s side to get the inside scoop. But that’s just me because I like Ward. I don’t think he actually killed Hand either. I mean, that scene of her at the end with the blood is maybe a hint that there’s gonna more to her than we think. And besides, if Ward felt so bad about killing an innocent man, why did I shoot the two guards and Hand so quick? And what you said about May not knowing about Ward is true. May wouldn’t have let that slide and it had to be known by someone.
All in all, I have faith in Ward and I really really REALLY hope that I’m right. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see. 😛
I read this earlier that leans me toward that it’s the real deal http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/04/09/agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-brett-dalton-was-only-recently-told-of-agent-ward-twist/ but there have been so many twists that I wouldn’t put it past anyone to be a red herring again. But then Hand would have had to be in on it and gave him an icer… it would need to be involved, but I like your style. Thanks for your thoughts!
Triplett? I can’t agree with you about wanting him on the Bus. The way he looks at Jemma makes my skin crawl. When he was talking to her about how she felt about Skye, I remembered a line from a song I heard: “I will tell you things you already know, so you can say, ‘I really identify with you… so much.’” (“Liar”, Henry Rollins Band)