Violet recaps Season 3 Episode 15 of Agents of SHIELD, titled Spacetime, where an Inhuman has the ability to show others a future death! Following the recap, check out both Josh’s and Violet’s thoughts about the episode!
- Violet’s thoughts on Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Episode 15 Spacetime
- Josh’s thoughts on this week’s Agents of SHIELD episode
Agents of SHIELD Season 3 Episode 15, Spacetime Recap
A store owner tries to send a homeless man away, but when he hands the man money, the store owner freezes and says that he needs Daisy’s help. He apparently calls 911 after that, and SHIELD hears the call, which mentions HYDRA, so they go to check it out.
Daisy and Coulson speak with the store owner, Edwin, wondering how he knew Daisy’s name, and about HYDRA. He says that the homeless guy, Charles, must have put a curse on him, and that he knew it was HYDRA because that’s what she’ll yell when they come out of the sky. Just then, May yells, “HYDRA!” as a HYDRA aircraft attacks them. As Daisy and Edwin hide behind a car, the man says “This is where I die” right before he is shot. Daisy realizes that the homeless man is Inhuman and that HYDRA is after him. She runs to him, and touches his hand as HYDRA scoops him up in their claw net. This causes Daisy to have several visions of what will happen in the future: a woman crying, Fitz and Simmons holding hands while snow falls, Lincoln with a bloody face, Daisy fighting and shooting in a security room, Coulson firing a gun, the homeless man being led to a helicopter, and the homeless man laying on the ground asking her to help him.
Ward sits down to a meal with Malick. Ward wants to know why he went to the lengths that he did to bring him back. Malick says that his ancestors believed they would be rewarded, and that together they’re supposed to rule the world. Ward wants to know what he can give him that he didn’t have before. He concludes that it’s power that Malick seeks. Ward has Coulson’s mechanical hand and says it’s time to go aboveground to show him what true power feels like.
At SHIELD HQ, Daisy tells the others about her visions, and wants to try to figure out how to change the future and save the homeless man, Charles. However, Fitz explains that it can’t be changed, saying that the fourth dimension is like a fixed line. Coulson says that one way they can guarantee they change things is to not let Daisy leave the base, because she was at the center of all the visions. He says they’ll send May instead.
Coulson runs a search on Charles, and finds that he had a family. He sends a SHIELD team to the address.
Meanwhile, Daisy tries to remember as many details from her visions as possible, as Simmons takes notes. Daisy says that she feels like the bad things happen tonight. May gets upset when she hears Daisy wants to use all the servers to run their search, but Simmons explains that she and May are using some of the servers to search for Dr. Garner, so Fitz agrees to continue using some of the servers for that purpose.
Charles Hinton’s wife (who turns out to be the crying woman from Daisy’s vision) is brought to SHIELD HQ and Daisy talks to her. She explains that the visions happened anytime Charles touched someone, that both would see a death. He was never able to stop the deaths. Daisy asks about the bird that Charles carved. It turns out his daughter’s name is Robin. He left because he would never be able to hold his little girl again, at least not without her crying.
Malick and Ward meet with the board members of Transia Corporation, and its CEO, Rowan Hamilton. Malick says he’d like to buy the company, but Hamilton isn’t interested. Ward warns him it would be in his best interest to sell, but Hamilton still refuses. Charles is brought in and touches Hamilton, showing him what will happen. He sees the skin of the board members being disintegrated, and quickly agrees to sell. However, this doesn’t change anything, and Ward follows through with killing the board members. Then the reason for this visit is revealed. They retrieve a piece of equipment, which Ward tells Malick to put on so that he can feel true power.
Back at SHIELD HQ, Daisy shows May what she saw happen in the security room. Fitz, Simmons, Lincoln, and a couple of other SHIELD agents help with the run through in order to try to get May faster and have insight into what’s coming.
Over at Transia, Malick tries out his new powers. He is able to easily crush and throw objects. Ward tells Malick to use the power to crush Hamilton. As Malick hesitates, Hamilton begs for his life, and punches Malick out of desperation. Malick responds by crushing Hamilton’s head between his hands.
May does another run through, and gets faster. Just then, they get a report that they have found the building they’ve been looking for from Daisy’s vision. May is just about to head out, when SHIELD gets a visitor — it’s Dr. Garner, who has surrendered himself. He says that Lash is taking over and that he’s about to turn for the last time, so he came to say goodbye. Coulson convinces May that she has to stay behind, or else she’ll never forgive herself. Daisy wants to be the one to go, insisting that she is meant to, and Coulson eventually agrees to let her.
May visits with Dr. Garner, who is being given an IV with the potential vaccine that Simmons has been working on. He says that this time when he turns, he’s afraid all of him will be gone forever. However, he also says he feels like the monster is fighting for a cause that they don’t understand yet.
The team hacks into the security cameras in the building, and are surprised to catch a glimpse of Ward.
Andrew tells May he wouldn’t change a thing about having met her, and that whether or not the vaccine works, this is exactly where he’s supposed to be.
Daisy fights her way through the security office, playing out the scenario we saw May rehearse earlier. She looks at the two way mirror and sees Coulson approaching from behind with a gun. He shoots through the glass, and kills the guy standing behind it. Coulson tells Daisy that HYDRA’s taking Charles up to the roof. He tells her that while she goes there, he’s going to find Grant Ward.
Mr. Giyera updates Ward about the situation, and Ward tells him to only give the order to kill SHIELD agents if they’re human. Lincoln, Fitz, Simmons, and other agents show up outside. Fitz and Simmons stay outside, while Lincoln and the others head in. They meet up with Coulson, who gives orders to look for Ward.
Up on the roof, Daisy sees Charles about to get into the helicopter — when Malick punches her while wearing his strength equipment. Meanwhile, inside, Giyera uses his powers to hit Lincoln in the face with a fire extinguisher, causing Lincoln’s face to be bloody just like Daisy’s vision.
Andrew feels himself starting to turn into Lash, so he runs into a containment unit. He and May look tearfully at each other, while each hold their hand to the glass.
Malick continues to hit Daisy, who is laying on the ground.
Coulson finds the board room with the dead board members. Lincoln radios to Coulson that he has eyes on Ward, but Coulson tells him not to engage, and to pull out.
Andrew changes into Lash.
Malick is about to give one final blow to Daisy, but Charles steps in and touches him. Malick grabs Charles by the throat. Daisy uses her powers to fling Malick away. Daisy and Charles lay side by side on the ground.
Down below, ash falls from the billboard on the roof that’s on fire, and FitzSimmons realize it wasn’t snow in Daisy’s vision. Simmons says she thinks they should hold hands now, so they do, just like in the vision, as Simmons comments that maybe some things are inevitable.
As Charles lay dying, Daisy promises him that she’ll protect his daughter. She touches his hand and sees a vision of a spaceship with a bloody SHIELD jacket inside — the same vision we saw at the beginning of Season 3 Episode 11. Charles apologizes, then dies.
In the final scene, Ward tells Giyera he wants him to go “there.” When Giyera asks if that’s where the exoskeleton hardware is manufactured, Ward tells him that’s not what they’re after. Just then, Giyera gets a phone call from Malick, telling him that he’s the head of his security, so he should be by his side at all times. However, Giyera tells him no, that he’s right where he’s supposed to be, and hangs up on him. Giyera tells Ward that Malick sounded afraid.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 3 Episode 15 of Agents of SHIELD: Spacetime
I thought this was a pretty cool episode, and I really like the way that the timeline was handled. The “future” was approached and explained in an entirely scientific and mathematical way by Fitz and Simmons, setting out the “rules” of how this was going to work — and the show stuck to those rules. Oftentimes when shows or movies deal with time travel and/or trying to change the future or past, they either don’t establish rules, or they do, but don’t stick to those rules. Here, the rule was that time is a fourth dimension, and it is always going to happen the same way, there’s no changing it. Regardless, SHIELD tries to change the future, but it doesn’t matter what they do, what is “supposed” to happen is inevitable. So when Ward showed Hamilton “what will happen,” I knew right away that that’s what was going to happen, regardless of whether Hamilton agreed to sell his company. But then you think, well so the only reason that Fitz and Simmons held hands was because they knew from Daisy’s vision of the future that they were supposed to? Pretty much. It’s still a bit mind bending, but I suppose that’s how these time things work sometimes.
I am glad that SHIELD finally knows about the Ward monster though. It took them long enough. Maybe now they can begin to figure out what they’re up against. However, at this point, considering how much trouble they’ve been having with Malick, who is only human, how much more difficult will it be dealing with the Ward monster? Malick already seems to have been a bit dethroned by Ward, though Ward is trying to get more physical power for Malick. But Malick is delusional if he actually thinks Ward would let him rule the world together with him. Maybe as an underling, but not as an equal.
It looks like Simmons’s vaccine was not effective on Dr. Garner, unfortunately, as he transformed into Lash, apparently once and for all. But I have a feeling that this is not the last we’ve seen of Dr. Garner.
So now we wonder, who is supposed to be in that spaceship? We’ve seen it before, in a previous episode. What does it mean? I’m looking forward to finding out, and am quite curious how and why someone from the team ends up in space!
Josh’s Thoughts: Agents of SHIELD, Season 3 Episode 15: Spacetime
So, it looks like Malick’s plan has backfired. I wonder what this means for HYDRA going forward. I can’t imagine undead-Ward will be invited over by Malick any time soon. I am kind of wondering if this means we will be seeing a team up between Malick and SHIELD. Of course if this happened, there would be the inevitable double-cross by Malick, and that would have to play out, but I think it would be an interesting twist.
As for this episode though, I actually found the story revolving around Charles was very compelling. It was very sad learning more and more about this guy throughout the episode, and in the end, the future winds up coming true, just as it always would. This brings me to the time–travel-y aspect of the episode–while it was completely predictable–knowing Daisy would end up in the very scenario Coulson was trying to keep her away from, I really did like how it was done, and how the future was not able to be changed. In a way it is sad, it seems as though the future is pre-determined, but I think it would have been a cop-out to have Daisy save Charles, and everything be butterflies and rainbows. Especially after Fitz gave such an interesting speech on how time works. I thought that was very cool as well.
I also appreciated how Lash has been handled, with him coming back. I liked the emotional scene that May and Andrew share, and I am glad that Andrew seems to have a sense of himself still, but that it has been “tainted” by Lash, as he describes to May. I wonder what will happen with him next though. Is Simmons going to try her vaccine on him? Is he now beyond hope because he had his final transformation? I am curious to see what happens next here.
Agents of SHIELD is doing well with its story so far, I am pretty happy all around with it. I have been critical of it in the early days, and even parts of this season, but at the moment, I really am liking where it is going, and hope it can keep up my interest.