Greer may think what he's doing is the right thing, but there is a fatal flaw with placing the future of humanity into the metaphorical hands of a logic-based system. A logic-based system relies on particular underlying assumptions to form the basis of its reasoning. If the answers to those most basic questions are in any way flawed or incomplete, the center cannot hold and the system breaks down. Furthermore, I find your "good and evil is a matter of perspective" statement rather disturbing at its core. Moral relativism is an extremely dangerous abyss. Where is the line? The most heinous acts can be argued as being necessary for the "greater good."
For me, the best moment was when Coulson and Fury had their talk about TAHITI at the end of the episode. When Coulson said that the drug was only supposed to have been used to save a fallen Avenger, and Fury replied "Exactly," the look on Coulson's face was priceless. Yes, Phil, Nick Fury is placing you on the same level as superheroes.
I would not be surprised if Sara dies and Laurel takes up the wig and mask to fight crime in her stead. Of course, Laurel'd need to make up some serious hand-to-hand combat training, but look at the guys around her! Regarding Oliver's love - the biggest problem with trying to figure out who Slade would target is that Slade is insane, nuts, crazy, three-fries-short-of-a-Happy-Meal-WHACKO. How about this? Slade will target Laurel but accidentally hits Felicity instead, critically injuring her just in time for the Cut To Black, See You Next Season!
I'm thrilled to hear about NCIS: NOLA's pickup - though I hope that Scott Bakula will drop that terrible-sounding accent!
As far as I can see, Ward is a dead man no matter which way he turns. I'm impressed with Skye's cool-headedness at the end there, even remembering to return the penny to its place above the door. I have no doubt that she left a message for Coulson and company, which means that Ward has almost certainly been outed to them as HYDRA. Presumably, Skye is going to give Ward a bogus set of coordinates, allowing Coulson and the others to catch up with them and rescue her.
I think that the situation with Coulson and TAHITI is a bit different, since that particular secret affected Coulson in the most personal manner imaginable. That was his life and his death and his own boss and friend messing with his mind. Fury's survival - well, this is operational security. Coulson shouldn't have any problems keeping *that* secret, for the reasons you've spelled out.
I found Ward's behavior rather strange and inconsistent. I can see a few likely scenarios playing out here:1. Ward is indeed Hydra, Garrett's evil protege.2. Ward is Hydra, but he's not totally buying into the party line.3. Ward is brainwashed or otherwise mentally manipulated.4. Ward is playing a really deep game and is actually undercover trying to find out more about Hydra's plans and infiltration of SHIELD. The episode tag focused on Ward, who seemed very blank and distracted while Garrett was telling his war story. (Of course, that just might be wooden acting on his part...) I'm guessing there's more going on here than Ward simply being an evil Hydra infiltrator. In any case, there is a very good chance he'll get killed by the end of the season.
Fake the baby's death and give her to Renard's mother. The venerable hexenbiest kept her son safe and raised him remarkably well, all things considered. Plus, she kept him *alive*, not a minor thing in the grad scheme of things. I also have to wonder about poor Sebastien. Is it possible that we haven't seen the last of him? Granted, Prince Viktor shot him, but we never saw his corpse. Renard told him previously to "fake his death if he had to" in order to get Adalind and the baby out. And Meisner said he couldn't "imagine" that Sebastien survived. I'm actually kind of hoping it just ain't so, and we'll be seeing Renard's loyal spy again one day...
It occurs to me that Vigilance is going to be ultimately frustrated in their goals - they might have taken down Northern Lights, but they haven't stopped the Machine, which is already diverting primary operations to Root. Hey, if Root needs help, it can retask ol' Hersh, too; just because you shut down the program doesn't mean they shut down the people, and the Machine has specifically spared Hersh's life. I have to ask one more time: how many members of Vigilance are there? Given the rate that they're killed, how can there possibly be anyone left aside from that cockroach Collier?
Even better - they were playing "Go Fish"!
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