I almost fell asleep during this episode.
I realize that serialized shows have episodes that have to contain lots of dull setup, but I also know Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can do that dull setup better than this.
I really don’t care about any of Malick’s backstory. I can’t stress this enough. Unnecessary and dumb and blatant time killing. Plus, things got weird. Malick’s brother is part of Ward and ended up kissing his sort of niece until she died because that was a thing that needed to happen?
Hive/It/Squidward is strolling around Malick Manor wearing Neo cosplay while the S.H.I.E.L.D. team likewise kills time. May had to go kick Giyera’s ass, there was something about birds, and Lincoln and Daisy had to go on an adventure to find the villain from The Rescuers: Down Under because he had a vital plot coupon about an Inhuman called Alveus who was banished for mysterious reasons. Fun times.
Lincoln…wow. Okay so his “darkness” is the fact that because he is Inhuman, he felt like he never really belonged, which lead him to alcoholism, which lead to fighting with his girlfriend, which lead to her near death in a car accident. And, my, how the show jumped through loops to lessen any responsibility Lincoln might have had. He felt like he didn’t belong? That’s not so much an Inhuman thing as a human thing.
At least we learned how Hive works. He’s made up of microorganisms that eat flesh almost instantly and can, apparently, mask his squid face. But honestly, learning little bits that really weren’t that vital was all this episode was. It barely had enough plot to keep itself going. I feel bad being so harsh on this episode, I really do love this show. Hopefully next week will be better.
Intel and Assets
--Lincoln and James got their starts on the same Australian soap opera (the same one that launched Chris Hemsworth).
--Daisy's face when James suggested that Lincoln was sleeping with her mother was adorable.
May: “You said you killed him.”
Coulson: “I did.”
May: “Well, you didn’t kill him hard enough.”
Coulson: “So HYDRA’s in the oil business now? It’s like they’re not even trying to avoid the bad guy clichés.”
two out of four white stones
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