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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight with “Watchdogs” (3x14) at 9:00 PM Eastern/Pacific. What do we expect from tonight's episode?
What happened in the last episode, “Parting Shot”?
The team went to Russia to stop Malick’s plans of creating an Inhuman “Reservation” in Siberia. While there, they also got caught up in preventing an assassination attempt against the Russian Prime Minister by the Inhuman Minister of Defense. Bobbi and Hunter are captured by the Russian government and accused of killing three high government officials. Coulson and President Ellis manage to save them from the firing squad, but in order to protect the rest of the team Bobbi and Hunter voluntarily are disavowed by the U.S. Government: they are no longer Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; instead, they are now Marvel’s Most Wanted (“roll credits”).
Episode Synopsis for “Watchdogs”:
“Agent Mack and his brother step in when a radical group called the Watchdogs plans to eliminate the Inhumans; Simmons finds a powerful chemical compound that could alter the future for Inhumans.”
Continuing plot points:
- Coulson’s new hand
- Skye rebuilding the Inhumans and recruiting her Secret Warriors simultaneously
- The “Terrigen Bomb—Fish Oil Version”
- Ward/Hive and Malick rebuilding Hydra and recruiting Inhuman drones
- The Sokovia Accords/Superhuman Civil War
What I am looking for tonight:
- Agent Blake is confirmed to be back, so I expect some explanation for how he survived the Hydra Uprising and what he’s been up to for the last 2 years.
- I’m guessing the “powerful chemical compound” will be something Simmons derived from Creel’s blood which can prevent Terrigenesis
- In the comics, the Watchdogs are a right-wing terrorist organization. I expect this version to be an amalgamation of the comic book Watchdogs and the various anti-mutant hate groups in the comics.
- There will be some actual fighting in this episode, but the biggest conflict will be the S.H.I.E.L.D. characters’ conflict over the validity of the Watchdogs’ actions/sentiments
- Crazy family dynamics with Mack and his brother
- I’m hoping that the subplot with Malick’s daughter that they teased at the end of “Parting Shot” will receive some explanation
What would be awesome but probably won’t happen:
John Walker, a.k.a. U.S. Agent, is introduced in this episode as a government-sanctioned super-soldier investigating the Watchdogs undercover on behalf of the A.T.C.U.
So what are you looking for in tonight’s episode? What is there that you really want to see but may not see at all?
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