Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3, Episode 17, "The Team" EXPECTATIONS

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight with “The Team” (3x17) at 9:00 PM Eastern/Pacific.  What do we expect from tonight's episode?

What happened in the last episode, “Paradise Lost”?
We learned more about Malick’s history, that both he and his father cheated the system to avoid being sacrificed. This comes back to bite Malick as Hive murders his daughter to “teach him the meaning of sacrifice.”  Meanwhile Coulson leads S.H.I.E.L.D. to investigate what Hive wanted with Transia Corporation and discovers that they were doing research on invasive species.  Could this hold the key to defeating Hive for good?  Finally, Daisy and Lincoln go to see an untransformed Inhuman named James who gives them a Kree orb which could also help them defeat Hive.  At the end of the episode Zephyr One is captured by Hydra and Daisy is forced to call in the Secret Warriors

Episode Synopsis for “The Team”:

“Agent Daisy Johnson must call upon the Secret Warriors for an inaugural mission that will leave no member unscathed, and S.H.I.E.L.D. learns more about Hive’s powers, forcing them to question everyone they trust”

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:

  • We will actually get to see the Secret Warriors in action
    • I’ve been excited for this ever since they announced the Secret Warriors over the summer!
  • At first they will struggle to work together (they haven’t done it all that much yet), but will figure it out on the fly
  • The Inhuman powers will be on full display
  • The Secret Warriors will succeed in rescuing Zephyr One
  • I don’t think any of them will be killed, but someone will get turned at the least
    • We will also discover definitively whether or not Lincoln was turned by Hive 2 weeks ago
  • I think by the end of the episode someone will make themselves known as a Secret Secret Warrior and help rescue them at the last minute
    • My vote is either Deathlok (who has the benefit of being human and not susceptible to Hive) or Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold, who was teased way back in episode 12

What would be awesome but probably won’t happen:
The Secret Warriors are facing certain defeat, surrounded by Hive’s Inhuman Army, when a portal suddenly opens behind them and 2 figures step through.  Deathlok launches a pair of wrist rockets from one arm and opens up with a machine pistol in his other hand, throwing the enemy into confusion.  Manifold calls to the Secret Warriors to come with him, and they all escape through the portal.  Back at base Daisy reveals that this has always been the Secret Warriors’ back-up plan, ever since they rescued Eden.

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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