This week’s episode of SHIELD takes the team to Puerto Rico, to find the mystery city everyone has been looking for. Review what happened this week, and check out Josh and Violet’s thoughts after the jump!
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Episode Recap of Agents of SHIELD, Season 2 Episode 9: Ye Who Enter Here
This week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD starts with Skye searching for Coulson in their base, which has been creepily darkened. She hears some music, and then winds up in a room with a stone-faced Coulson. Coulson goes to open a box, which Skye pushes away from him. Then flashing to another scene, May and Coulson are holding a baby as Skye watches. May says, “Sacrifices have to be made”, and they put the baby down. May and Coulson walk away, and Skye begins turning to stone from holding the box from the previous scene. She screams for Coulson, then suddenly bursts awake, with Coulson telling her to get ready for the next mission.
Up next, Mac and Fitz talk, and they see Bobbi and Hunter getting along–too well. Mac seems too concerned with them. Mac then tells Fitz that he should talk to Simmons. Speaking of Simmons, she is tending Triplett’s wounds. She asks about Skye’s dad, when Skye comes walking in. She realizes what they were talking about, and Skye has a feeling something “real bad” is about to happen.
Coulson briefs SHIELD agents on their next mission, and tells the group about the “weapon” that HYDRA is after. Coulson’s mission is to head to the city they discovered (last episode), which is in Puerto Rico, and blow it up.
Meanwhile, Raina in Canada is trying to remain low, and is using her looks to get by with some men it would seem. She finds May is watching her, but it turns out to be Agent 33 with HYDRA. She makes run for it, and Agent Billy and Sam help her get away with some nifty SHIELD gadgets.
Sam and Billy contact Coulson and let him know that Raina is in his custody. Meanwhile, Ward’s murder of his brother is on the news, and even the news seems to think the suicide is suspect. Coulson tells Skye and May to head for Raina, while he, Fitz, Simmons, Bobbi and Mac will be heading to the city to crumble Temple.
Bobbi talks with Simmons as they prep for their mission, and Bobbi tries to figure out what is going on between the two. Simmons admits that she has only thought of Fitz as a friend, and hadn’t really had time to process her feelings in the midst of their underwater chaos.
The teams make their split, and in British Columbia, Hunter, May and Skye round up some HYDRA agents, and collect Raina. Skye is jumped by Agent 33, and they duke it out while Raina makes a run for it with Billy–or Sam…whichever one it is. Hunter comes in and saves the day. They all move to evac out. Hunter leads them to evac, and they spot some agents. Skye opens her mouth a little too much, revealing that Whitehall has the Obelisk. Raina tells Skye that she can hold the “Diviner”, and decides she wants to go with HYDRA after all. She makes a run for the HYDRA agents, but May stops her, and everyone gets in a van, heading back to base. Agent 33 breaks the news to Whitehall, but it looks like there is some good news for HYDRA–they know about the tracker SHIELD has on Raina.
Aboard the plane, Raina tells Skye about their father, and she tries to defend him. Raina tells Skye about the Kree and how they are human, but have special abilities. She also says the temple will get rid of all of the people that “aren’t worthy”.
In Puerto Rico, the team canvas the area, and locate the entrance to the city. On the way to the site, Bobbi remarks who Nick Fury would want this weapon for his use. Coulson tries to reassure her–he is about saving people. Meanwhile, Fitz and Simmons have their awkward conversation. Fitz reveals he plans to work with Mac and leave the lab, for Simmons to run the science division. Simmons is broken up, and Fitz leaves before she can debate it too much.
The “guide” that was going to show the team down to the fort decided that he was worried about it being haunted and will not go down. Inside a dank cave, they find a tunnel leading down to the fort. The group decides to send some of Fitz’s flying drones down to scope it out. The drones short out though, and they can’t determine why. Mac decides to head down to investigate, but he winds up falling to the bottom. At the bottom, the floor begins to glow a blue pattern–then Mac begins to screen in pain.
The team pulls Mac up, and Mac’s eyes aren’t quite right–and he goes into a berserk rage. He attacks the team, and he is not going down easily.
Meanwhile, back aboard the plane, Whitehall invades their communications, and tells them to prepare to be boarded. Skye’s best friend Ward shows up, and demands to take Raina. Unfortunately, the team has no choice. Then after some rhetoric, Ward demands Skye to come along as well. May refuses to let her go, but Skye tells her it is the only way to save the team.
Back in Puerto Rico, Bobbi is able to use her batons to zap Mac, and he tumbles into the hole. Coulson tells the team to seal the tunnel. Bobbi asks, ‘What about Mac?!” Coulson says, “That wasn’t Mac”.
Agent 33 rendezvous with Whitehall. She tells him about Ward taking Skye hostage and that he didn’t shoot the plane down per his mission. Whitehall is displeased and has Agent 33 make the order. The episode ends before we see the results of the order.
Josh’s Thoughts: Agents of SHIELD, Season 2 Episode 9: Ye Who Enter Here
SHIELD is getting good, and I am hoping that the ratings pick up so that everyone else can see it! I am really excited where the show is headed every episode.
I really think SHIELD is moving closer and closer to the Inhumans storyline that we know will be a movie coming up in the MCU. Skye and Raina, along with their father, seems to be the first of this “Inhuman” race, and I really hope we get some more insight to their story–assuming I am making the correct assumptions.
I am curious to know what is going on with Ward though. He willingly let the plane go, and he is being dodgy with his wording. He tells Skye that he has picked a side, but interestingly, doesn’t outright say HYDRA is the side he has picked. He is being coy, just like Skye’s father seems to be acting–and we know he is out to get Whitehall eventually. We will have to see what Ward has in store for Whitehall and Skye, and see where their chips fall.
In the tunnel, I am still wondering what Coulson meant by, “That’s not Mac”. Was he speaking figuratively? Or was he meaning that literally this is not Mac, and some other being that looks like him? With Comic book stories, you can never tell. I guess we will have to see where the “real” Mac is next week.
The thing I am pretty sad about this episode though, is Fitz-Simmons. I really want them to work things out! Hopefully in a few missions, things will level out, and they can at least work together. It was a pretty big reveal that Simmons doesn’t seem to share the same feelings–or at least she doesn’t think she does.
It looks like next episode we get a family reunion. I am still not quite sure what to make of Skye’s father. He certainly is a murderer, but he also seems to have a good reason, given what HYDRA did to his wife. I think that would make anyone a little crazy. Throw in this “Diviner” statue, and that certainly can drive a person mad with power.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 9 of Agents of SHIELD: Ye Who Enter Here
Once again, Agents of SHIELD continues to deliver! I didn’t realize they were actually going to be able to find the city and get to it that fast! I do have to admit though, it does continue to bother me how much it seems that Skye is not only “in charge,” and is this super awesome fighting agent, able to take on Agent 33, who even May had a little trouble with. I can’t buy that Skye has gotten that good already. I guess it may turn out to have something to do with her alien powers. But I’d like to have some sort of explanation as to why Skye is so important! Hopefully we’ll get that in the reunion between her and her father.
I am glad that the show made it a point to bring up the awkwardness between Fitz and Simmons, and let us know that the others have noticed it as well. The scene between Fitz and Simmons was very sad and emotional, and did not have the outcome that I (or probably anyone) would have liked. I wonder if Fitz’s plans will change now after what has happened to Mac? Will these events draw Fitz and Simmons closer, or push them further apart?
I have a feeling that this mid-season finale of Agents of SHIELD is going to bring us some answers, but leave us with lots of questions and a big cliffhanger!
Scenes from Agents of SHIELD, Season 2 Episode 10: What They Become
Here are scenes from next week’s Agents of SHIELD episode titled What They Become: