Agents of SHIELD “The Team” Review

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Someone’s infected! But who could it be? You should probably watch before you read.

Well, I guess my love for Giyera from last week didn’t get too far. Neither did the Secret Warrior team, as by the end of the episode they were disbanded — again. And Gideon died (in a pretty disappointing manner) after last week’s episode. I don’t want to mislead you, though, because overall this episode was actually pretty great.

By the end, I was impressed by how well the writers manipulated not only our expectations, but also their own story. I certainly didn’t guess that Daisy was the one under control: in my mind she was safe, without even a second thought. They even had a perfect bait-and-switch with Lincoln. The paranoia throughout the entire episode was great, and I felt the tension. I couldn’t guess who it was; it could’ve been anyone.

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That tension!

Now, there were some logic issues. Why was everyone on the Secret Warriors team so against them being quarantined? Or even the idea that one of them was infected by something? I would like to think the team knows better than that. Yo-Yo was the most guilty of this, but then again, it was ironic that Daisy started to see the solution needed (which only helped their great one-two punch with the Lincoln framing). I will say, though, the team argument in the locked room was a great scene.

Our Daisy Johnson has gone to the dark side. It’s an interesting turn of events, and I’m actually really excited to see her and Ward/Hive together again. I never expected that something like that would be possible again, and yet here we are. And while I maintain that Ward’s big finale/death should have been handled better, Dalton’s performance as Hive is still great. It’s going to be exciting to see him interact with the whole crew again.

And then there’s Fitz-Simmons. They kissed. They gave the go-ahead. It’s a relationship the show has done a great job building in a slow-burn fashion, but it’s about time it speeds up, even just a tad.

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About time, though!

There were things to love this week, and things be annoyed with. But overall, this week’s tension-filled installment was a great one. It played with our expectations and gave Lincoln one of his best scenes as he begged Daisy to see the light. I do wonder how long Evil Daisy will be a thing, especially with us being so close to the finale. Personally, I’m hoping we get at least two episodes out of her.

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