‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Recap and Review: “Together or Not at All”
Friday on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team reunited in the middle of chaos on the Lighthouse after Grill’s death and Daisy, Fitz, and Jemma’s attack on Kasius and his brother, Faulnak. Young Flint feels out of the loop and just along for the ride with the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. while coming to terms with his new abilities. Let’s recap!
The episode starts off with Fitz removing Jemma’s implant, while Daisy knocks out a Kree guard that comes after them. She has to use hand-to-hand combat since her powers are still dampened. Things move quickly and not exactly in their favor when Fitz’s ship is blown up and Kasius’ brother sets his assassin Manston Dar after the trio. Coulson and the others decide to make their move when the Kree directly threaten the humans hiding them.
While Kasius tries to get back in Sinara’s good graces, Manston Dar shuts off power to a lift, leaving Daisy, Jemma, and Fitz stuck inside. On the earth’s surface, Enoch saves May from several roaches before they’re captured by masked individuals.
Flint finds out that Tess is dead, leading to Mack comforting the young Inhuman. Elsewhere, Kasius struggles to bond with Faulnak, who calls him a disgrace. We get a little of Kasius’ backstory and learn that he was given command of a fleet that ended up being outnumbered in battle. While his warriors fled, Sinara saved him and they fled. Faulnak sees this as a weakness and betrayal. Kasius was exiled for the act and put in charge of the Lighthouse on the opposite side of the galaxy.
While running from Manston Dar, Fitz and Jemma recognize the substance providing the base its gravity as the same substance they encountered in season one. Before they can investigate, Manston Dar appears and shoots Fitz. Daisy breaks a pipe, releasing smoke that gives them cover to escape. They run into Deke who managed to escape his room just in time to assist. While Mack is comforting Flint, Daisy and the others arrive. Flint sneaks off and turns himself in while they greet one another.
He is only able to kill one Kree guard before Sinara arrives and knocks him out. She uses him as bait to draw the others out. When Daisy turns herself over, the others provide backup and get both her and Flint out of the room. They use Deke’s device as an anti-gravity device to get them to an upper level away from Sinara and Manston Dar.
Before he can go after them, Sinara kills Manston Dar. When they make it to the escape ship, Flint decides to stay behind and protect the people on the base. Mack and Yo-Yo go on full parental mode and stay behind with him. Fitz informs them that he left weapons hidden on what is now level three, much to Mack and Yo-Yo displeasure.
When Sinara delivers the news that Daisy and company have escaped and that she killed Manston herself, Faulnuk is impressed. He tries to sweet talk her into serving him instead of Kasius. While the elder brother is distracted, the younger stabs him from behind. While Faulnak lies bleeding on the ground, Kasius reveals that he and Sinara knew his post years ago was a suicide mission. Sinara killed his commanders in battle when they stopped him from fleeing the battle. He stabs Faulnak once more from the front and celebrates the opportunity it gives him. He’s going to bring his father Daisy and avenge his brother’s death.
The team faces a rough landing with Coulson at the helm, while May wakes up on the ground. Immediately defensive, she’s thrown by Enoch’s calm state. She notices the S.H.I.E.L.D. symbol on the wall and realizes that they’re in an old quinjet. Enoch informs her that they were anchored down so they wouldn’t be thrown off of the surface. When she asks who saved them, several masked people enter the ship.
One of the people is an elderly woman who tells May that she’s been waiting a long time to see her again. May is confused until the woman reveals a wooden bird in her hand. She’s Robyn, the young seer who predicted the earth’s doom and the reason Enoch sent the team into the future.
Final Thoughts On This Week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
So Mack and Yo-Yo are adopting Flint, right? I won’t accept no for an answer. The way they’ve grown protective over the young Inhuman is heartwarming for the couple who’ve been so affected by the loss of Mack’s daughter and the discussion earlier in the season about the kind of person and parent Mack was and is. I loved the banter between Deke and everyone and Fitz and Mack. Of course, the hiding place for the weapons ends up being the level ridden with blood-sucking alien creatures.
Things moved so far last episode, so I’m a bit confused about why Daisy’s powers are still suppressed and how she’ll manage without her abilities. She’s good at hand-to-hand, but it also puts her at a disadvantage in terms of the damage she can do.
On another note, I hate when the team splits up, but it will be interesting to see Mack and Yo-Yo interact with Flint and have a reason to care about what’s going on the Lighthouse beyond Kasius and his plotting. Kasius killing his brother was a bit predictable, but the plan to claim vengeance is an interesting plot. Maybe we’ll actually see his father. I can’t wait to learn more about this remnant of S.H.I.E.L.D. supporters on the surface of earth.
I’m giving Friday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a 9/10. Good action, nice storyline progression, humor and overall dialogue.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 PM EST on ABC
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