Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 13 Review: Parting Shot

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Bobbi and Hunter are put into a tight situation with no cheeseburgers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 13, when they are arrested for the assassination of a politician in Russia. It wasn't even the right one, either! Malick is still alive!

Malick's attempts to gather Inhumans and establish Hive as their unspoken leader peaked as they visited the sanctuary that Talbot helped establish in the middle of Russia. Hive's absence this episode was bizarre, if he's supposed to only be here until the season finale.

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As Hunter and Bobbi contemplate leaving the agency, they're on the ground in snowy Russia, waiting for the rest of the team to join them. I wish we would've seen a bigger development in their relationship, like we saw in season two. 

Malick's devotion to Inhumans and Hive to better the world makes me wonder what exactly they have planned for the world. If wiping out humans is the endgame, then Malick and his family will die, too.

So what exactly could be in store for the universe if Hive were to regain its full strength and attack?

May and Hunter's relationship exploration in this episode showed exactly why Hunter is leaving S.H.I.E.L.D.: he's arrogant, selfish, and loyal. He's loyal to his friends, not to the greater good. He even admits that in a heartbeat, he'd take a bullet for anyone on the team, but his problem is he would disregard the mission. 

Jemma and Fitz stay behind to guide the team and examine the effects of a new Inhuman, as the team is confronted by a shadow that can solidify and kick their butts, but not be harmed by any physical attack, including Daisy's powers.

I really hope that we get to see more of Fitzsimmons. Both working together and exploring their new relationship.

They "reintroduced" themselves and haven't had much screen time after, so in order to believe the development, we need to see how they decided to go about this.

In order to stop this shadow, Bobbi does something drastic: she kills the General that controls it, which leads her and Hunter to their incarceration and interrogation.

They are pressed for information about what agency they work for, but both stay strong and don't give in, even at the other's expense.

And thus, Bobbi and Hunter's swan song begins. To escape, they are disavowed from S.H.I.E.L.D. and they're free just like they wanted. They can go on their vacations and explore the world as a couple, without sacrificing their lives.

I'd like a cheeseburger. Medium, with cheddar cheese, ketchup, mayo, lettuce, and tomato. And some curly fries. Crispy.


The spy's goodbye made me cry. Each member of the team sent Bobbi and Hunter a shot, each raising their glass and drinking it with them, as they cannot be seen together.

But the hardest to watch was Mack and Bobbi, who had the closest relationship. I don't want to see that man or woman cry again, if only to stop my own tears. 

This was the start of the spin off for Bobbi and Hunter, but I don't know if I can watch it. Their relationships on this show were so intricate, and had great moments like Bobbi and Daisy's "seestra" moment as the fought the Inhuman.

Each of them complimented each other so well and both were great assets to the team. It'll be hard to see how the show can make up for losing two such strong characters in the middle of its third season.

People fell in love with these two as individuals and as a couple, and while the end to their story was very satisfying, it doesn't work as well knowing they're just going to pick up with the next mission on their own show.

Don't forget, you can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. online right here at TV Fanatic and cry your own eyes out at the spy's goodbye, while cursing the writers for making this decision, just like I did. 

Next week, it looks like Daisy is tired of playing by the rules and not using her powers to give herself an advantage. Girls just want to have fun, right?

Parting Shot Review

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Jay Ruymann was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. He retired in January 2018.

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