‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap and Review: “Option Two”
Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Talbot attempted to kidnap Robin while under Hydra’s control while YoYo killed Ruby after the girl reacted badly to only receiving 8% of the gravitonium in Von Strucker’s chamber. This week, the faced issues at the Lighthouse. Here’s a recap of Friday’s episode, “Option Two”.
As the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set out to destroy the gravitonium, tensions were high between everyone in the aftermath of YoYo’s decision to kill Ruby and the others move to go against Daisy’s orders, on top of the already existing tension between Fitz and Daisy. While Fitzsimmons sent Deke off with the gravitonium and Daisy prepped to head out with Robin, Polly, and a sedated Creel, Talbot woke up confused and dazed. When he called for Coulson it didn’t take long for them to uncover that Talbot sent out their coordinates and the Confederacy has answered the call.
To add a bit of humor to the tense situation Coulson accidentally put the Lighthouse on lockdown citing Nuclear attack, unaware that there was also an alien invasion option on the crisis menu. The nuclear option supposedly locks the door for 15 years. The writers quickly sobered viewers up by having us witness a tense conversation between YoYo and Mack. Upset by her decisions and the way she seemed to be changing, Mack warned that he might not always be there when she comes back to who she really is.
After everyone was worried about not hearing back from Daisy, May revealed that the agent when on a side mission to follow a lead on a way to keep Coulson alive. This made YoYo have a bit of a moment as she realized that killing Ruby won’t matter if Coulson survived. When YoYo explained what her future self warned her of, May refused to trust it remaining passionate about saving him.
Using the transporter device, Qovas’ forces teleport into the Lighthouse, shutting some of the lights with their arrival. Deke realized what they were up against and hide in the vent, making his way back to the main area. There he revealed to the others that they were up against Marauders, magical intergalactic mercenaries who have the ability to see in the dark. With the new information, Fitzsimmons split to manually override the base while Coulson orders YoYo to get Talbot out of his cell.
With Daisy, Robin and the others got settled in with Mack’s friend, Tony Cane. The man gave Daisy the last of the centipede serum that he was able to find as well as information on the source of an ingredient that had been added to Garrett’s batch. She explained to Cane that it wasn’t a place he had discovered.
Back at the base, the team was extra careful to avoid their invaders. Deke managed to save Fitz after the other agent with him was killed. When Agent Piper, YoYo, and Agent Davis go out to hold off the Marauders and take ammo to the others, they left behind Jemma and Talbot who’s determined to make up for what he did against them. He’s so determined that he shot Jemma with an icer and put himself into Strucker’s chamber that had been covered up in the back of the lab.
With Coulson and the others battling in the main computer center and the other trio surrounded near the lab, victory seemed impossible until Talbot emerged from the chamber and massacred the aliens and levitated he and Coulson out of the base. The others could do nothing but watch in confusion and awe. Elsewhere, Daisy went and began to dig up her mother’s grave.
Review of last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’m on the fence about Glenn Talbot having abilities, let alone the power to destroy the planet. He spent the early days of the series very much against powered people and his mind was already unstable so that’s another thing to worry about. While Daisy chastized YoYo for acting on her emotions, she’s doing the same thing by going out of her way to save Coulson even though he’s accepted that he’s going to die. I hope that as a part of her character development she’ll realize that.
I’m giving “Option Two” a 10 out of 10.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 PM EST on ABC.
Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. She’s a freelance writer and alum of Towson University where she studied advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 (GirlsofManyFandoms) and kiramira_.
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