With less than four episodes to go, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is gearing up for a showdown that will undoubtedly pit Inhumans against the world as Hive tries to take back what he’s lost. And unfortunately, unless Coulson and his team are successful, that’s going to include Daisy fighting against the people she loves. In the aftermath of Daisy’s exit, Lincoln (sprung from quarantine, I suppose) is helping to reboot the system. Turns out that thanks to tests, the team’s confirmed Daisy’s the only one infected, so Elena and Joey have gone off to the cocoon. Mack is rightfully concerned about his partner and feels guilty about not protecting her. Coulson, meanwhile, makes sure the team knows that Daisy’s still one of them despite how she’s acting and alerts them to the fact Hive is building an Inhuman army.
As for May? She flies the damn plane right out of the hangar because she’s a BAMF.
Fitz and Simmons determine from their tissue samples that Hive works the opposite way a parasite would: Essentially, it causes its hosts to become addicted by releasing dopamine in the brain as opposed to simply sucking the life out of them. The bad news is that means given Daisy’s past relationship with Hive and Ward’s memories, Daisy will be harder to pull away. The good news is there’s a man that can help them find a cure for Hive’s infection: Dr. Holden Radcliffe (John Hannah). The bad news about that is he’s in Romania.
Anyway, Fitz and Simmons have more important things to talk about…like that kiss last week. It’s the most adorable professional/awkward convo ever as Fitz tries to figure out what happens now that they’ve kissed — you know, once they become more intimate and do things like have sex. It’s ultimately refreshing and gratifying to see Simmons being so confident and forward when it comes to their relationship, and not just because I’m all for women taking charge in a relationship. But knowing what Simmons went through when she went through the portal and how she’s fought back to regain control of both her life and her relationship, it makes me happy to see her backing this so steadfastly.
Hive has taken Daisy to the place she used to drive her van to when she slept in it during her homeless days. It’s essentially Hive’s way of saying, “Hey, I’ve got Ward’s memories,” before he lets Daisy know that Ward was “very fond of you.” Spoiler alert: Daisy is still glad she’s dead, but she’s aware of how different Hive is from the Ward she knew. He’s still cunning and ruthless, but even with Ward’s memories, there’s no emotional dissonance. Oh, and also? Her name is Daisy, so don’t call her Skye. She does tell Hive about how she found her parents because, lest we forget, Ward has memories, but there are things he wasn’t there for. Well, the good news is that Daisy spent her whole life searching for family, and now Hive wants to take back this planet for the Inhumans. Because hey, they’re in this together.
Coulson checks in with Talbot, who’s not happy about the situation. When May realizes he didn’t tell him about Daisy, Coulson distracts her by showing her Hive’s next possible target: Alisha Whitley (Alicia Vela-Bailey), a.k.a. the girl who can split herself apart, a.k.a. four Inhumans for the price of one.
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