Violet recaps Season 3 Episode 17 of Agents of SHIELD, titled The Team, where Daisy assembles her team of Secret Warriors to rescue the other SHIELD team members! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet provide their reviews of the episode.
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Agents of SHIELD Recap, Season 3 Episode 17: The Team
We pick up where we left off at the end of last episode. Daisy and Lincoln take a ship to Colombia and Miami to pick up the Secret Warriors — Elena and Joey. Daisy and Lincoln admit they don’t have much to go on, but they have a plan to get close to the base where their friends are — skydiving.
Inside the base, the SHIELD team holes up in a room and tries to keep their attackers at bay.
The Secret Warriors crash through the roof of the base, then split up. Joey and Elena take the elevator, while Daisy and Lincoln head down the hall.
When Elena and Joey emerge from the elevator, HYDRA soldiers are waiting for them and immediately open fire, but they’re able to use their powers to avoid injury and restrain them.
Daisy finds the Zephyr, while Lincoln heads down the hall electrocuting soldiers with his power. He soon comes across Malick.
Meanwhile, Fitz has come up with a way to take care of their attackers waiting outside the door – spray some chlorine gas at them using a hose slipped under the door.
Lincoln, Elena, and Joey head to their ship with Malick, but Giyera throws a wrench at Joey’s head. However, Daisy is able to knock Giyera back with her powers. Then Lucio walks in and uses his power to knock Lincoln out. Joey hides and is able to stab Lucio, killing him.
Elena and Daisy go retrieve the rest of the team from the room where they’re hiding. May, though injured, says she can still fly, so they all head to the ship and fly away.
Ward/Hive isn’t too upset to see them fly away, as he tells Giyera that they now have someone on the inside.
Back at SHIELD HQ, the Secret Warriors praise each other for a job well done. Coulson questions Malick in the interrogation room, and asks him what the thing parading as Grant Ward is. Malick tells Coulson that Ward killed his daughter, Stephanie, and that he cares nothing about them.
Daisy confronts Lincoln about not telling her that he took a terrigen crystal when they went to James’s shack. She admits that it was a good play, but just wants him to tell her next time. Lincoln tells Daisy to check in on Joey, as he thinks that killing Lucio has him shaken.
Mack speaks with Elena and practices his Spanish, explaining more about SHIELD to her.
Fitz and Simmons examine Lucio’s body, and Simmons pronounces him “dead-ish” – there’s some metabolic activity. They put the body in quarantine.
Malick warns Coulson that the Inhumans will all worship Ward/Hive. He explains that those who were loyal to him now serve Hive, who infected the Inhumans and became a part of them. Malick stresses to Coulson that he should stop trusting the four Inhumans on his team.
Coulson walks around SHIELD HQ, suddenly suspicious of the Inhumans. He tells Mack to quietly lock down the base. Coulson, Mack, Fitz, and Simmons discuss the situation in Coulson’s office. Coulson demands a test and a cure. Daisy comes in and wants to know why the base is on lockdown. Coulson says it’s just a security precaution because of Malick. She tells Coulson that Joey is the one who killed Lucio. He says he’ll look in on him.
Daisy explains to Elena about the lockdown, but she’s not happy about not being able to leave. Daisy tells Lincoln she tried to talk to Joey, but she can’t find him anywhere. Lincoln tries to give May, who is in a hospital bed, some pain pills, but she refuses. Daisy asks Lincoln to wait for her in her room, while she talks to May. Daisy thinks Coulson is keeping something from her, but May says if he is withholding, she’s sure it’s for the right reasons.
Coulson continues his chat with Malick, who explains that he believed he could resurrect a god, but instead he freed the devil. Malick tells Coulson that he sacrificed his brother to Hive, but Hive still took his daughter. Coulson tries to sell Malick on revenge. Coulson confesses that his sin of killing Ward gave Malick’s devil new life. Malick agrees to tell Coulson everything.
Mack watches the Inhumans on security monitors, and starts to think he’s seeing things. May gets out of bed and joins him, warns him that the Inhumans are wondering what’s going on, and demands to know what’s going on herself.
Fitz and Simmons wear hazmat suits and perform an autopsy on Lucio. They open up his head, where Simmons finds black stuff on Lucio’s brain. May, Coulson, and Mack meet in Coulson’s office, where May tells Coulson that FitzSimmons confirmed the infection, so Malick wasn’t lying. Apparently, the parasites infest deep in the brain, but it doesn’t seem to cause permanent damage. May says they need to quarantine the Inhumans. Coulson says they need to ice them, and then explain later. They discuss their suspicions, when suddenly the base goes dark. The three disperse. Mack sees that an explosive is missing.
Fitz and Simmons walk by Malick’s room and notice the door is ajar. They look inside and see Malick laying dead on the floor – with the missing explosive next to him, which goes off just then, with the blast blowing FitzSimmons back. Lincoln and Daisy come over to see what’s going on, but he tells them to go to the common area. Elena is confused about what’s going on as well. They don’t know where Joey is. Coulson breaks it to them that one of the Inhumans may have been “swayed” by Hive. Coulson tries to tell them they need to get into quarantine, but they aren’t so cooperative.
The four Inhumans lock themselves in the common room. They begin arguing about who amongst themselves is infected, accusing one another. Daisy has an idea of how to get away: take an old hidden elevator.
Meanwhile, the other SHIELD team members go through the Inhumans’ lockers to see if they can find anything. It seems that Mack comes up with something.
It turns out the hidden elevator leads them to a containment room, where Coulson is waiting for them, and the door immediately locks behind them. Coulson reports that now they know who is infected: Lincoln. It seems that Mack found the Kree object that Lincoln and Daisy obtained from James hidden in Lincoln’s locker. Lincoln denies stealing the object from the Assets room. Coulson concludes that Lincoln has been turned since he saw Ward at Transia. The accusation angers Lincoln and he lashes out, but Daisy is able to blow him back and knock him out with her powers.
Daisy laments her failure to her team, but Coulson tries to reassure her that this wasn’t her fault. Coulson says he knows she wants revenge, but they have to be better, they have to do what’s best for the team. He also says he has to keep each of them in quarantine and disband her team.
Meanwhile, FitzSimmons tries to figure out how to test the Inhumans to see if they are infected. Simmons and Fitz hold hands and kiss briefly, but Fitz stops and apologizes for pushing too fast. However, Simmons says it’s been 10 years, and they can’t waste anymore time.
Daisy goes to visit Lincoln. She says she believes him that he didn’t betray the team, and that she came to get him out. Lincoln wonders how Daisy got out of her cell. She reminds him that she’s the one who programmed the security features. Lincoln realizes something is wrong.
We see a flashback to the night before. While Lincoln was capturing Malick, Hive found Daisy in the security room and infected her. She tells Hive she has to get back to the base because there’s something they need.
Lincoln tries to tell Daisy that Hive is using her, that she’s sick. However, she says she’s happier than she’s ever been.
We see a flashback to Daisy killing Malick. She blasts him back with her powers, and then we see the death that Malick saw for himself. Daisy sets the explosive and leaves the room.
Lincoln is upset with Daisy for betraying and framing him, and she tries to tell Lincoln that she’s not throwing him away. She says “we care about you” but Lincoln says he doesn’t want any part of this. Daisy tells him he’ll understand someday, and leaves. She then collects the Kree object and all the terrigen crystals, uses her powers to lock the base doors and cause an earthquake, as she gets away.
In the final scene, Hive informs Giyera of Malick’s death. Hive says that their next step is to find Skye (yes, he said “Skye” rather than “Daisy”), and that he thinks he knows where she’s headed. Giyera tells Hive that Malick’s estate consists of $960 million. Hive intends to spend it.
Agents of SHIELD, Season 3 Episode 17: The Team – Her Review
We weren’t able to watch this episode until the day after it aired, so I kept almost getting spoilers, but somehow managed not to. I knew something big happened though, and that we should make it a priority to watch this episode ASAP. I have to say, this Agents of SHIELD episode lived up to the hype!
As I suspected, Elena and Joey rounded out the Secret Warriors team. I had been wondering if maybe there were other Inhumans that we didn’t know about who were somehow on reserve, but I’m glad there weren’t. It makes more sense for it to have only been people that we’ve met before. Initially, I had thought that 4 sounded like too small of a team, but as it turns out, that’s all they needed to rescue the other SHIELD team members.
Because of the comment that Ward/Hive made that “now” they had someone on the inside, I was under the impression that the infected Inhuman had to be either Elena or Joey, since they’ve been away from SHIELD for awhile, and Ward/Hive could have gotten to them at any time (even though they were supposedly secret, I assumed he had his ways of finding out about them), while he hadn’t had the opportunity to infect Daisy or Lincoln — or that’s what they wanted us to believe. I’ll admit, I fell for it. I never thought it would be Daisy. But it just goes to show how powerful Hive is, that he can “sway” any Inhuman, no matter their opinion, no matter how strong willed they are. Never thought I would be sticking up for Skye, who was my least favorite character from the beginning, but although the team feels betrayed, it’s not her fault. She can’t help it. Coulson and the others should have taken better, quicker precautions as soon as they found out. But then, I guess they didn’t really have a full understanding of the gravity of the situation and of Hive’s power. Now they do.
Aside from that, we got some FitzSimmons action this episode. I’m so glad that things are finally working out for those two. They are so cute together! It was like old times, with them working together, and talking at the same time, except with holding hands and kissing during their downtime. It’s been a long time coming. I hope the “curse” doesn’t ruin it for them.
This episode of Agents of SHIELD kept me guessing and managed to surprise me. This season is definitely keeping me interested, and I can’t wait to see what happens next, when Daisy (or will she revert to Skye?) meets up with Hive.
Agents of SHIELD, Season 3 Episode 17: The Team – His Review
So, unfortunately I was spoiled on this Agents of SHIELD episode before I saw it, so I knew that Daisy would be turned to the dark side. I didn’t know how, but somewhere I saw it (I can’t even remember where!). It was pretty unfortunate, but at the same time, it was interesting seeing how it would aLl play out in the episode. It was like playing a game of The Resistance: Avalon as Merlin, knowing who those lying bad guys are! (shameless plug for my board game review of The Resistance: Avalon). One other thing about the mind control (which seems to be a favorite plot device of Marvel as seen in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron), is that Daisy’s brain is looking really gross right now. We saw the dead possessed Inhuman, and he had blackness covering his brain. Disgusting, Daisy!
I did call the Malick and SHIELD team up in a recent Agents of SHIELD recap, but unfortunately it was very short lived for Malick, given Daisy’s actions.
I liked this episode, as it was an interesting “who dun it” type of episode. It was interesting seeing the blame pass around, but I found it odd that the human agents didn’t immediately ice the Inhumans and work it out after the fact. Sure, it sucks turning the team Inhuman versus Human, but it seems like a no brainer, given Hive’s abilities. On top of that, you would think Skye should be tested before being let off the hook, and she should have been double-checked to ensure she couldn’t escape her containment room.
Despite these quibbles about the episode, I enjoyed the episode quite a bit, and look forward to the next one!