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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Recap – One Door Closes

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This week we went back to the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier to see what Bobbi, Mack and their team were doing the day that S.H.I.E.L.D. fell. They, along with Agent Hartley, are on the air craft carrier, Iliad, in search of Gonzales. It was nice to see Lucy Lawless again. I’m glad they brought her back.

After finding him (and convincing him that they aren’t Hydra), Bobbi reveals that she was given a second mission from Fury (like Natasha in Winter Soldier). She’s been tasked with sinking the ship, destroying the cargo in the process. Realizing that this is a one-way mission, Mack and the rest of the team decide to join her before ultimately deciding to take back the ship instead of destroying it.

Back in the present, Coulson finally lets Mack take a look under Lola’s hood, but for the purpose of confronting him because Coulson suspects him to be a mole. Through the conversation, Coulson figures out that Bobbi is a mole as well. This revelation leads to a fantastic fight scene between May and Bobbi over Fury’s Toolbox.

Bobbi loses to May, but not before she uses an EMP to shut down S.H.I.E.L.D.’s power.

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At the safe house, Skye gets a visit from Gordon who begins to offer both hope and the beginning of an explanation as to who and what she is. He offers to take her to his home, but she declines. I like the idea that she’s not creating earthquakes; she’s tapping into the natural vibrations of everything around her.

Back at the Playground, Gonzales and his team raid the base and take over. Gonzales and Coulson meet and Gonzales reveals that he and his team on the Iliad chose to restart S.H.I.E.L.D. because they were fed up with all of the secrets that Fury kept. Again, if actions speak louder than words, secretly placing double agents within Coulson’s team seems inconsistent with their stated goal of non-secrecy.

Fitz and Simmons are captured in the medical lab where they are reunited with Agent Weaver. They are, understandably, hurt by the betrayal but they still decide to help mend Mack’s wounds.

Bobbi figures out where they are keeping Skye and leads a team to retrieve her. In the meantime, May rescues Coulson and sends him out of the base via a secret elevator in his office.

Bobbi finds Skye, but Skye’s powers are let loose. Upset because of losing control again, she calls for Gordon, who appears and takes her away.

Coulson meets up with Hunter who has escaped from the carrier and pledges his allegiance to Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D.

This episode felt a lot like the episode last season where Hydra took over. I am very interested in seeing where the rest of the season goes from here.

What did you think of the episode?