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Things were already looking bleak at the end of the last episode of the week, with half the team winning and the other half exposed, but that’s where things got really ugly. Between Daisy’s literal torture and Mack’s psychological version of the same thing — not to mention that late gut-punch that saw Coulson, Mack, and Deke all left behind when the time-jumped Zephyr, probably still- living Coulson for the second time, no less — it was pyrrhic victory. It was not always fun to watch, but to be one of the downer time periodicals, it remained dynamic and convincing overall, balancing adventure and pathos, with more success than the week last exit. And well, at least Mai is confident about Coulson from the state: “He’s going to come back. Always does. ”
“Adapt Or Die” in order to successfully integrate its different sub-plots with optimal stimulation, it is not until you start to think that it becomes clear that little action or d ‘heroism, there really were. The fight scenes were minimalist at best, especially Mack, Yo-Yo, and Can throw some Chronicoms against the wall in their scuff marks, and the action was limited to a few places, but despite these limitations, it came through as an exciting and memorable episode. Much of this effect stems from the consequences of this mission, as mentioned above; but it is also just a demonstration of how strong the direction and a solid scenario go a long way in order to overcome its weaknesses. In other words, Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. leaned into the fundamentals here, and it paid off.
The addressing of each story, in turn, the most important in terms of screen time was Mack and Yo-Yo from the infiltration of the parent Mack’s Rescue Lighthouse. Or rather, what they thought of Mack’s parents. Reveal that the two were in fact Chronicoms who had killed his real mother and father, while the rear was particularly moving, after the dialogue expertly established their obligations; Mack getting upset with his father was first an effective means of touching, as he highlighted the very controversial relationships we have with those we love, and their eventual cooperation and friendship, feeling that much more earned. By the time they are flying back to the Zephyr, he plays like at the end of a dinner date, with Yo-Yo hearing about the kids and the jokes about how their “oldest sounds” very serious. ” But Mack’s departure after the first jump is what makes the achievement of hitting the house: Young Alphonso Mackenzie just lost his parents, and the adult version of living with it, too.
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Daisy de Sousa and imprisonment does not have quite the same emotional impact, but it has a far more visceral, as the Inhumans undergoes brutal torture, with Nathaniel Malick extracting “blood, cerebrospinal fluid, a little glands ”of sound, in its quest for the transfer of its powers to itself. There’s not much to say about it – it’s nasty that – but it does reaffirm Sousa’s fundamental of heroism, to tell the story of how a guy from his deployment saved by talking about him through the injury that cost Sousa his leg, and now he’s going to do the same for Daisy. Of her own heroism is displayed, too, that even in the midst of her tortures she has tampered with a shard in her hand in order to help her escape. Malick discovers too late, the risks of Daisy’s Inhuman Powers (“my bones … are cracking”), which is a nice mounting comeuppance, but it doesn’t work on all the damage it had caused.
Jemma and Deke have their own mute, but still important, encounter in this episode, as he (and we) learn what Jemma is doing in order to develop the technology necessary to follow the Chronicoms while keeping Fitz-strong. She designed an implant to hide her memories — to magnify the knowledge she needs to continue the mission of going, while preventing her from accessing her own knowledge about where Fitz is located, to prevent it to drop Chronicom hands. It’s a little dull and it makes you feel like a bohemian feint is not going to show up tomorrow — but that at least explains Jemma’s behavior this season, but in a way, it’s a little disappointing. If the episode had a weak point, it was the end, except for Enoch is always pleasant reactions. More Enoch, please.
Finally, there is Phil Coulson. Or rather, the Lure Life Model which has all of Phil Coulson, memories, actually made equivalent to the man who died. (A hell much stronger, of course.) The confrontation between Coulson and the Sibyl, the Chronicom Predictor, was elegantly designed, giving it a chance to deliver a vibrant speech about humanity, without the feeling of banal or rose water. She answers all of her questions about what the Chronicoms are (to take on Earth as a new home to ensure the survival of their species) and why humans must go to do it (they are irrational because of the fear of dead, imperfect, and would destroy this planet if left intact), but before he can relay all this to his team, he realizes something else: He is not afraid to die. In fact, he could not die, even after the power off of a gigantic explosion which destroys all the Hunters of the Chronicoms were using to replace human beings and to infiltrate into SHIELD That the difference between the Coulson man and this one, the knowledge of his shell enriched with a body, grants him the possibility of rolling the dice and making them jump the Chronicom room. “Dying? It’s kind of my superpower, ”he said Sibylle, and never has such a declaration been so quickly and immediately adopted.
There were a lot of milder moments throughout the episode, especially the exchanges between Stoner and Mai, who find themselves in a real flirtation by the end, with Can get a comic book rhythm from the adaptation of Stoner in love intentions like its own, and having trouble getting rid of them. But in the end, everyone is in a dark place, Coulson’s knowledge of the uncertain performance the somber filler between the two experiences of what happened to Mack and Daisy. And now, with Feinte and Mack gone, the issue is not for our team to find their way back together whatever the future year, the Zephyr has jumped. Of course they go; the question is what they will look like, and how they will feel, when they do.
- The room where the Chronicom Chasseurs resides in cold storage, waiting to be deployed, is the only one with really cool eye contact for the episode, a beautiful Alien-sque counterweight to all the drabness of the Lighthouse and Malick cell.
- Speaking of Malick, his response to Daisy Bravado was solid: “Really cool thing to say, by the way. Your whole vibe is right, wow. ”
- Also, Malick is not evil Hydra, he is just evil capitalist.
- Quick Yo-Yo of the Interjection when Mack begins to explain to his parents how he came out of her: “I don’t think these The foreigners cares.”
- Coulson May grow to get attached to him, to show a certain attitude and irritation, was a clever way for the script to make them understand the Chronicoms of adaptation, taking on the personality of people they are spoofing identity.
- Jemma, on the memory implant she designed for herself: “Her name is Diana. She is adorable.”
- Hope they don’t jump a few years into the future. I am not sure that I am emotionally prepared to handle old man Mack yet quite.