Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “All the Madame’s Men” Recap and Review
Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jeffrey Mace aka The Patriot sacrificed his life to make sure the others got out of Hydra’s Enlightenment Center. After hunting him and seeing his sacrifice, May realized that Hydra isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When she got back to the Triskelion she exposed Daisy to the crystal terrigen. This week, Quake is back in action and Fitz takes the lead at Hydra.
While the resistance mourned the loss of their leader, Bakshi returned in the Framework as a pro-Hydra reporter. He slandered the Patriot during his newscast. Powerless no more! It doesn’t take long for Daisy to break out of her terrigenesis husk. She and May team up, guns blazing. AIDA confronts the two, but Daisy throws her out of a window before escaping. In the real world, AIDA wakes up to find Anton Ivanov, the revived Watch Dog leader waiting for her in an LMD body. He offered to shoot May but his programming stopped him from doing so. Even though his body wouldn’t let him, he’s more than ready to kill Coulson.
With AIDA unconscious in the Framework, Fitz took the lead and put an alert out for May and Daisy labeling them terrorist. Ward went off on his own to find Daisy, while Jemma and Trip went to an oil rig where Jemma believed AIDA is building a machine for Project Looking Glass. AIDA woke up and told Fitz to finish the machine. His father, Alistair, took the lead on the hunt for Daisy and May. Mack and Coulson provide backup and save them. Jemma and Trip found the oil rig empty and Jemma realized AIDA is building a quantum generator similar to the one Eli Morrow tried to complete, but in the other world. The machine will give the LMD the ability to give herself a living body and free will.
While Alistair questioned Radcliffe about the location Daisy and the others are going to, Fitz informed AIDA that he had completed the design for the machine. Across town, the Resistance broke into the news station and broadcasted the video footage from May’s body camera. It shows the children being held in Hydra’s facility and how the Patriot saved people when Hydra destroyed the building. People quickly rally against Hydra outside the building.
Final Thoughts on this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Daisy getting her powers back was definitely a plus for the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The scene between her and Ward in the news station left me feeling conflicted. Yes, Ward did terrible, unforgivable things in the real world, but this Ward is decent and apologizing for things he didn’t do. Brett Dalton has always been one of my favorites on the show and Project Looking Glass gives the writers the chance to bring both he and BJ Britt (Antione Triplett) back for good. How would those returns change the dynamics of the team? The team would always equate Framework Ward to Hydra Ward and Hive, so a relationship between he and Daisy seems like a long game undertaking. The team would never fully trust him in the real world. That plot would probably get old fast.
Mack’s scenes with Hope are heartwarming. Sadly, he’s either forced to leave her or the team loses him because he decides to stay with her. Maybe he’ll use Project Looking Glass to give his daughter a second chance at life. I’ve said this throughout the Framework arc, but evil Fitz is terrible and awesome at the same time.
I’m giving this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a 10/10. The show airs Tuesdays at 10 PM EST on ABC.
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