Our friend Kristy is a big fan of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and she’s going to be writing episode recaps for your enjoyment all season long. Today she’s here to share her thoughts on Season 3 Episode 4! In case you want to catch up on any of her previous fangirl recaps, you can check them all out here.
Summary: Lash is evil and we need to know more, I’m ticked at Hunter, I continue to hate Ward, I want to give May a hug, and I DESPERATELY NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO SIMMONS.
Spoilers below! Obvi.
The fourth episode of SHIELD asked more questions than it gave answers. Something big is obviously on the horizon, and who knows how long we’ll have to wait to finally know all the information. A lot of people harped on the writing for the first season, and it’s clear to me that the writers have finally gotten to a point that we’ve been waiting for: where the movies don’t necessarily dictate what happens in the show. SHIELD is now its own being and has its own path. The storytelling this season has been riveting, and I can’t wait to finally know more! 🙂🙃🙂
This week’s episode had a lot of WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK moments, and some truly interesting questions. It starts, however, with some poor Inhumans getting hunted down by Lash. Even though the dude is basass, he’s kinda evil… not gonna lie. 😬 The thing that really bothers me about Lash is that he hunted down people that weren’t a threat. The two Inhumans that were all cutesy and domestic, were not newly turned, and weren’t attacking anyone. They were simply living their lives, under the radar, making as few waves as possible. I mean, it makes sense if Lash were going after Inhumans that were causing a ruckus, but because he went after two seemingly ordinary Inhumans, my stance on him has changed.
SHIELD and ATCU cooperation? Yeah right. It’s going to implode. I called that last episode. There are far too many secrets that Rosalind is keeping from Coulson, and all that mystery will eventually lead to even more trouble than it has already caused. And now with the loss of one of Rosalind’s men, I imagine the friction will be even more apparent than before. There’s obviously some big secret that she’s keeping and I (& I’m sure everyone else) would like to know what it is.
Simmons is having a hard time adjusting… and rightly so. SHE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE. 👽 And personally, I feel like Fitz is being as supportive as he possible can. It’s difficult to help someone when you don’t know how. And he’s doing everything he can to make her recovery as pleasant as possible (Also, Bobbi is the captain of the FitzSimmons ship xo ❤️❤️❤️). She’s also been talking to Andrew (Doctor Garner) to get through a few things, but she won’t open up, which makes it even more mysterious for the audience. 🤐 WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED… TELL USSSSSS. Andrew takes it in stride, and what can I say? I really, really like Andrew. He’s a wonderfully written character. And I feel terrible that he tried so hard to talk to May, and she shut him down. That was the last conversation they would have… before… well, we’ll talk about what happened with him later. I’m still upset. 😢
Afterwards, Daisy (I think I’m FINALLY getting it right) joined up with the ATCU to track down IT specialist, Dwight. Turns out, he’s been helping Lash. He doesn’t last for long though, as Lash comes to take him out, most likely because he doesn’t want Dwight spilling his secrets any longer. Now the really interesting part of this scene comes in two parts:
- Why didn’t he kill Daisy?! She’s Inhuman too. DOES THAT MEAN SHE’S WORTHY?! (Cue Thor ⚡️)
- HE’S A SHAPESHIFTER?! 😳 Now I didn’t see THAT coming. This brings even more questions to light. Who is he?
Some people have speculated that Lash is actually Andrew. But I don’t believe that. I think Lash is a new character that we haven’t actually met yet, and I think he’ll have to do with the new episode of SHIELD, where we get the flashback episode on Simmons that we’ve all been waiting for!!! 🤗
Hopefully we’ll find out soon. THE SUSPENSE IS DRIVING ME INSANE.
As those of you that have read my previous review, know that I absolutely LOATHE Ward. And now I hate him EVEN MORE. When Hunter revealed that he was, in fact, Hunter, he did not disappoint with the sass. 😎 Shade was thrown around even better than I was hoping, but Ward didn’t seem too bothered by the fact that Hunter was there to take him down. The moment he DID look worried though, was when May showed up. He honestly looked terrified for a second, and I’ve screen capped that look for your viewing pleasure.
However, things get really hairy when Ward pulled up the video of Andrew shopping in a store. And now comes the WORST PART OF THE EPISODE. Worst meaning that I honestly was an absolute mess when they killed Andrew. 😵 Ward claimed he would let them walk out of the warehouse if they stopped attacking. But really? That’s total and utter nonsense. IT’S WARD. He was going to kill them, kill Andrew, and continue to wreak havoc. I honestly think that even though Hunter REALLY stepped over the line, and didn’t honour May’s wishes, he didn’t have another choice. The problem is, he let his emotions cloud his judgement, and now Andrew is dead. I’m SO UPSET. 😭😭😭 When they showed his body on the ground, I honestly couldn’t quite believe that the writers killed him. It brought a heavy amount of realism to the show. I’m not sure how May is going to react now.
I do have one point on Andrew’s death though. Since the show is written by Whedon… he may not actually be dead. We didn’t see his face. We only saw feet. And a normal rule to live by in the Whedon Universe is… if you don’t see the face, there’s always a chance they could come back. I may just be ridiculously optimistic ( I REALLY LIKE ANDREW, OK?! 😠), but either way, we’ll find out soon. I sobbed when he died. That was a really, really tragic ending to an episode, and extremely dark. And now Strucker is ON MY BLACK LIST. Little shit. 😡😡😡
I can’t WAIT! Next episode is apparently almost entirely a flashback, finally showing us what happened to Simmons on the other side. A few reviewers have watched it early and are saying it’s fantastic. IS IT TUESDAY YET?!?!
Ciao for now,