Last week, our favorite seismic human, Daisy Johnson, was inhabited by Hive and turned into one of his lackeys. In this episode, Coulson launched a full-out rescue mission for her, Fitzsimmons took further steps in their relationship (!!!), and Hive continued gathering recruits for his Inhuman army. Also, we learned that Coulson is still a Captain America fanboy. (Though really, was there ever any doubt?)
My Favorite Moments
★ Coulson acting like a concerned father, which Lincoln and May both pointed out. (Lincoln is right, they are a pretty messed up family, but I love them anyway.) I've always known Coulson and Daisy are like a father and daughter, so it was nice to have confirmation.
★ James' snark, as well as his fiery Inhuman transition. I googled him, and it turns out there is indeed a Secret Warrior in the comics named J.T. James... aka Hellfire. It seems that he served Daisy Johnson and Nick Fury, so I'm hoping James sticks around. He makes me laugh.
★ Fitzsimmons. Honestly, everything about them. Because of all the dysfunction in their relationship, I never thought they'd come this far. They've been through so much, so I definitely feel like both they deserve some happiness. I feel so satisfied with how it came about and how adorable they are. (Though, like I said, I'm surprised it happened. Also, I'm worried that this means one of them will die sometime.) Whatever happens, I really feel like the chemistry was palpable, and I feel like both the audience and Fitzsimmons have earned it. With this episode, they've quickly become one of my favorite ships based solely on their development and struggle to get to this point.
★ Mack knowing that Fitzsimmons have been in love for a long time was perfection.
★ Dr. Radcliffe and Anon. I'm very intrigued by them and their technology--Anon's arm screen was so cool.
★ Seeing Hive's personalities. While it's still creepy that Hive has possessed human hosts, I do think it's a genius decision from the screenwriters. It gives us the closure we needed with Ward, especially his relationship with Skye/Daisy, as well as the closure we and Jemma needed with Will. (Jemma shooting him, despite his pretense of being Will, made me very proud of her. I also appreciated the seeds they sowed earlier in the episode with May talking to her about the gun.)
★ Everyone's acting. Chloe Bennet was terrifying and perfect as Daisy under Hive's control, and Brett Dalton was stunning as always. (I really, really worry that Hive will die. While I'm okay with the parasite dying, I really don't want Brett Dalton to leave the show. I hope they can find a way to keep him.)
★ Coulson actually kept the fake blood-spattered Captain America card. I loved that.
★ And finally, THIS MOMENT.
"I thought it would be cool if the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a shield." Captain America would be so proud.
My Least Favorite Moments
★ Despite the fact that I don't care too much for Lincoln (yet), I really disliked how he was treated in this episode. Coulson putting him in a "murder vest" yet telling May not to shoot Daisy was pretty hypocritical, so I was glad May called him on it.
Coulson: "Okay... the leg hurts a little."
May: "Maybe you should get a cybernetic one."
Coulson: "Too soon."
This episode had so many good character moments, and as we get closer to the season finale, I can't wait to see how it all goes down. What about you? What did you think of it? Did you cry about Fitzsimmons as much as I did? Sound off in the comments!