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Christian Holub
April 13, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
tvpgr
TV-PG
seasons
4
run date
07/19/13
performer
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet
broadcaster
ABC
genre
ActionAdventure
We gave it a B

Following a week of reviews and teases about the long-awaited showdown between Daisy Johnson and Ruby Hale, this episode doesn’t wait long to deliver the goods.

After Coulson and Talbot escaped the Hydra base through that alien teleporter last week, both Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. followed in pursuit. Ruby has the advantage of the teleporter machine, with the settings still set where Coulson left them. But Daisy has her own ace in the hole in the form of young Robin Hinton, whose drawing of Coulson and Talbot standing among snowy mountains is actually pretty accurate (despite Deke’s snark). Just as Talbot starts to falter in the snow and Ruby prepares for the kill, Daisy shows up to blast her. Ruby isn’t afraid to admit she still has a poster of Daisy in her room, but the goal isn’t to become like her, but to beat her. Daisy invites her young rival to try, and they get into a fierce hand-to-hand battle. Ruby’s circular blade weapons are definitely impressive, but they’re no match for Daisy’s quake powers, and before long, Ruby is face-down, unconscious in the snow.

Ruby’s not alone, however. Her mother followed her through the portal, so just when Deke goes to secure Ruby’s weapons, Hale shoots him with a massive gun. That’s a wrap for now, as Daisy gets Coulson, Talbot, and the now-wounded Deke into the ship, and they fly away. Hale gets the injured Ruby back to their base.

Deke isn’t holding up well. When a first-aid kit isn’t enough to stop the bleeding, Coulson and Daisy call for FitzSimmons’ help… but unfortunately, our favorite newly married British couple isn’t there to answer. They’ve already made off with Yo-Yo to find Hydra’s secret weapon. The facility containing the infuser is, in fact, located in Simmons’ home country of England — exactly where she’d always wanted to have their honeymoon, hence this week’s episode title. They find our old friend Ivanov in charge of the facility, which is bad news. Nothing good happens when that Russian cyborg is around.

Fitz, Simmons, and Yo-Yo manage to infiltrate the Hydra base and damage the infusion machine, but there’s a big problem: It turns out Yo-Yo’s new mechanical hands weren’t built to move at superspeed, so they’re overloading her with electric energy. I’d say that’s a pretty big oversight when it comes to designing equipment for a speedster, but hey, everybody’s got a lot going on. I understand.

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