‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap and Review: “Toldja”
Previously on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we spent the hour inside the minds of Fitzsimmons. Last week’s Episode 7, “Toldja” focuses on FitzSimmons on Kitson and the team back on earth. First, a curious bar patron uses a Chronicom transporter disc, leaving Enoch and Fitzsimmons stranded on Kitson. The disc takes them back to its last location, hence landing on Kitson. Way to keep an eye on your galactic tech! Their return leads to their arrest and a visit to Mr. Kitson.
Truths and Turning Tides
May arrives back at S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ with Sarge and Snow, who don’t seem phased. Daisy meets Sarge briefly before declaring that it’s too much and leaves the room. Sarge tells him if he’s not set free everyone will die. Mack’s not having it and tells the agents to take him into lockup.
While YoYo’s on Jaco duty, he reveals that he comes from a family of bakers and that his planet had been beautiful too. He says Sarge saved him. He soon develops a cough but refuses any kind of treatment unless Sarge is set free.
Elsewhere in the base, Sarge tells Mack that he’ll be in charge by the end of the day. Later, Deke goes to check in on Daisy. He tries to make small talk and embarrasses himself when he incorrectly states that Michael Jordan created shoes. She’s busy checking in on the Zephyr while he tells her about his start-up. When he asks about Fitzsimmons, Daisy tells him that they found Fitz, leaving Deke with confusion.
It turns out that he didn’t know Fitz died. He confronts Mack, who tells him that he may have been included more if he didn’t leave. To appease Deke, Mack promises they’ll focus resources on getting Fitzsimmons back after they figure out Sarge’s tracker. He invites Deke to help crack it, which he accepts.
Later, Mack shows Sarge the simulation of Coulson from the cube. He tells him about the kind of leader Coulson was and how he put a value on life. Mack urges Sarge to come to an agreement with them in order to get Jaco to agree to treatment. Sarge won’t budge.
Back on Kitson, Fitzsimmons and Enoch meet Mr. Kitson and end up on the chopping block…literally. While Enoch gets sent to the brothels as punishment, Fitzsimmons is put into a competition with another “criminal” to see who can keep a blade from chopping off their head. In the middle of the event, a woman threatens Mr. Kitson to take Fitzsimmons off his hands. The woman, Izel, gets Enoch and tells them that she plans to go to earth but needs a ship.
Giving Up Control
On earth, Mack tries to get Daisy to talk about her feelings about Sarge, but she turns it on him and questions why he and YoYo are split. Deke interrupts with information on two Shrike hosts causing YoYo, May, and a team head out. Downstairs, Jaco plays dead and surprises the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by breathing fire. Daisy and Mack are able to subdue him and think they’ve got one up on Sarge, especially when they use his trackers to successfully capture two Shrike infested people. Sarge seems nonchalant when he hears the news.
When the two hosts are put together they start sharking before releasing spikes. The hosts and an agent die, leading Mack to go to Sarge for answers. The man gives them a solution in exchange for his team’s release and access to their truck. Just as Sarge predicts earlier in the episode the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. look to him for guidance, essentially putting him in charge. His response, “Told ya.”
Out in space, Enoch parts ways with Fitzsimmons and Izel when they come across the same ship from before. Izel is able to threaten the crew into letting her take over. Enoch’s new mission is to find a home for his people.
Final take on last week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Am I happy that someone else is kind of running the show so early into Mack’s leadership? Nope. I am looking forward to seeing how Mack handles Sarge moving forward though. I love the comic relief that Deke brings to the show right now outside of the moments we get with Fitz and other characters. I’m a little confused about Jaco breathing fire, but I guess that can be brushed aside by just saying he’s not human. Not exactly a fulfilling explanation but he’s a side character so maybe we don’t need one.
In general, I’m looking forward to seeing each character’s arc, especially Daisy’s. This is her first episode back on earth, so we don’t quite know what’s in store for her outside of helping Jemma look for Fitz this season. Overall, a decent episode. Let’s see what Izel has up her sleeve. I’m giving “Toldja” an 8 out of 10.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 8 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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