‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap and Review: “All The Comforts of Home”
Last Friday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opened on Ruby (played by guest star Dove Cameron) in her bedroom. She’s General Hale’s daughter and the pair do not get along. Recap, Hale is the one who arrested Fitz and killed her lieutenants when he escaped.
To their relief, the team arrives in 2018 in the Lighthouse. They quickly split with Coulson watching over Daisy until she awakens, May and Fitz going on a tour of the current Lighthouse led by a video of General Stoner, and YoYo, Mack, and Jemma going off to look for supplies and food.
May and Fitz discover multiple monolith stones. They also encounter another sentient being named Noah. Noah explains the stones are there for safe keeping and shows them how they’ve been monitoring earth. When the team learns that a mysterious light has come down from the sky in St. Louis, they decide to head there, believing it’s the sign Voss warned Coulson about.
Daisy is afraid she’ll cause the end of the world and decides to stay behind to monitor them. She learns that they’re at the top of the most wanted list. While the others stealth mode out of the city to get to the Zephyr, Deke appears. Confused and amazed at everything around him, he hugs a tree and ends up in a bar. When he can’t settle his tab, he drunkenly explains that he’s from the future before passing out.
Fitz and Jemma learn that the light isn’t coming from the sky but from earth. The source is the beacon that Hive used to call the Kree to earth in season three. When Deke lands himself in jail and it sets off Daisy’s alert. Noah refuses to get him out saying they won’t interfere unless it’s an extinction level event. Daisy decides to go on her own posing as his social worker and explains that she lost him. While the Chief seems to believe her, the other officer who the team ran into earlier makes a call.
When the team reaches St. Louis, they come across Agent Piper who’s also there to stop the beacon from going off again. Elsewhere, General Hale’s taskforce receives a call that agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been spotted. When Daisy and Deke get ready to leave the officer tells them that they still need to do paperwork.
Fitz and Jemma are able to stop the beacon easily, but quickly realize something isn’t right when armed people led by a masked woman storm the room and Piper pulls her gun on them. Piper cut a deal thinking Hale would help and protect them. When the order comes to kill them, she’s surprised. Coulson and friends successfully fight off the guards who aren’t human, but YoYo gets her arms cut off by the masked woman while protecting Mack.
We soon discover that the masked woman is Ruby. Her plan was to force the team to seek medical attention but her mother isn’t pleased, calling her work sloppy. Ruby’s real desire is to meet Daisy. Back at the Lighthouse, YoYo undergoes surgery and Noah protects Daisy and Fitz when the beacon explodes in the storage room. The next day, General Hale rolls up on Carl Creel, the InHuman who can absorb the properties of any he touches. When he is given no other choice, he goes with her to join the team she is putting together.
Review of Friday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
What a way to come back after the break! Things got messy fast for the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Deke being in the past definitely complicates things and is a bit confusing. The last time we saw him he was surrounded by an explosion as the monolith opened. Him being in the past means he was transported by that tiny piece of monolith they used to power the rest of the stone. That makes it seem like the team did all that work with Flint piecing it together for nothing.
Natalia Cordova-Buckley warned us that something was coming but I still was shocked when she got her arms cut off. Her future self was missing her appendages from the forearm down but I almost forgot they were in a time loop. I’m definitely now wondering how they will break the loop. YoYo loses her arms in the comics so it’s canon, but it still surprised me especially since TV and film adaptations don’t always follow canon. Not sure how I feel about Ruby and her secret identity just yet. I’m definitely wondering about her obsession with Daisy. This was a well-written episode.
I’m giving Friday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a 10/10.
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