So, I’m late, but better late than never!
This episode had a lot of flashbacks. But, I loved them. We got to see why Bobbi and Mack joined “the real SHIELD” and we got to see more of Isabelle Hartley! I really wish she hadn’t died now ;-;. I’ve heard some people hating on Bobbi & Mack, though 😦 People have said that this “real SHIELD” only tries to stop Coulson, while normal SHIELD tries to stop HYDRA and protect people. And I get that, I really do. The “real SHIELD” isn’t helping people right now, not really. But Bobbi and Mack are good people. They might not be doing the right thing right now, but they think they are. They are trying to help, they are trying to be good people, they are trying. They might be making the wrong choices, and they might have a viewpoint that is considered “wrong”, but they are a part of “real SHIELD” because they believe that’s the right thing. They chose “real SHIELD” when HYDRA infiltrated SHIELD, when no one knew who to trust. When their world was falling apart, “real SHIELD” seemed like the best option. Maybe now they have their doubts, but they chose their path when their planned paths fell apart. So they have an emotional attachment to that choice. Bobbi didn’t want to hurt Skye, and when she thought Skye was going to get hurt, she yelled her name. Mack jumped on top of Fitz to protect him from “real SHIELD” busting in. Mack and Bobbi may not be doing the “correct” thing, but they are trying to protect their friends, and that’s important.
On a different note, in the flashback when Bobbi said to give the “Franny’s Saloon” keychain thing to Lance, I died. I need to know more of their backstory! I love that Hunter and Coulson are going to try to fix SHIELD. I’ve been liking Hunter a lot more lately. I always liked him well, but now I absolutely adore him.
I wish we had more of Fitzsimmons and Skye. They are important characters, and they deserve bigger plotlines. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Gordon before this episode, but I definitely like him now. I think he’ll be a good mentor to Skye, and I’m glad that she’ll meet some more inhumans. Maybe she’ll learn to accept and love herself. Gordon’s connection with her mother will, I think, be a big possibility for Gordon and Skye to bond. When Skye was changing the water’s stream, she seemed to like her powers, and I’m hoping she’ll feel great about her powers more.
I’m excited for the next two episodes! This coming Tuesday Skye will meet Lincoln, another inhuman, and the episode after that we get to learn more about May’s past! I’m so excited!