Ayyyy. Time to post about the latest episode of AoS, yo.
Soooooo. I wish Fitz and Simmons had bigger storylines.
Lately they’ve just been side characters, and I don’t like that. I love how Fitz supports Skye, saying she might be like an Avenger. (And, from season 1, we know she’s a pretty big Avengers fangirl) Fitz said that the scariest change was Simmons, and I have to agree. I understand where she’s coming from, though. Simmons and Triplett were pretty close friends, and having him die because of alien superpowers– she has a reason to be scared. But if she goes so far as to kill people with alien superpowers, then it’s too much. And she did say that she wouldn’t mind if Raina died. So, she’s going to dangerous territory. When Skye mentioned that Fitz wants a dog now, instead of a monkey, it kind of broke my heart. 💔 I don’t know why he doesn’t like monkeys as much, but they’ve always been Fitz’s thing, and I hate that it’s changed. But dogs are cool, too, so it’s not too bad.
Enough about Fitz and Simmons, though. They were hardly even in this episode. The first plot-line I’m going to talk about is the “Love in the Time of Hydra” one.
The episode was named after that plot-line, and for good reason– that was the main plot of this episode. It wasn’t exactly love though, not in my mind. Maybe the beginnings of love, but I don’t think they’re that far along yet. I love how protective Ward is of Kara(Agent 33, but I’m only going to be using her name now, because she’s a person, not just a number.) and how he tries to help her find closure. Poor Kara. She’s struggling to come to terms with her identity, as it’s been wiped away and replaced by blind compliance. Luckily, by the end of the episode, she’s starting to become more comfortable with her identity. (And her face, for that matter.) When she used Skye’s face to try to get Ward’s attention… poor baby Kara. I’m glad Ward’s helping her with all of this. That said, I wasn’t a huge fan of this plot-line.
Next plot-line: “the real SHIELD”.
We learned a little more about this version of SHIELD in the episode, but still– I don’t really like their main goal. I love Bobbi though. Sure, she’s a traitor. But I still like her, and I feel like she is a good person. Her actions may not show that right now, but she has good inside her. Mack, on the other hand, didn’t hesitate to put Lance in a chokehold when Lance questioned the secret. Mack can still be redeemed, I’m sure, but right now his actions aren’t making me like him very much. The next episode will put Mack and Bobbi to the test, and then we can see their true intentions.
Last but not least– Skye.
There wasn’t as much Skye as I would have liked in this episode. She is struggling with her powers, and I think she deserves a bigger, if not the biggest, plot-line. Coulson and May have good intentions with putting Skye in the cabin. Still, isolation might just make it worse. Being in the field is an even worse idea. So, the cabin was a good idea. But Skye needs some help and comfort. She at least needs some company. Hopefully things will go better for her soon.
That’s all for now. I’m excited for the next episode!