Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 17 Review: The Team

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On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 17, the writers recycled a storyline and made another one of Daisy's love interests a traitor.


This time Daisy is the traitor, infected by Hive's parasites to do his bidding and use her powers against the team that became her family, framing her boyfriend for the crimes she committed. 

Worse than that, once she revealed herself inadvertently to Lincoln, she collapsed the base, trapping the team. Again. 

Am I surprised? No. I suspected it would be Daisy. Hive's smart. Who better to corrupt than the leader of the Inhuman unit, the ones trying to take him down? But not smart enough to call her Daisy instead of Skye, apparently. 

I wish they would've written that she was infected on the rooftop to explain some of her behavior over the last few episodes.

She loves being an Inhuman, but she's been forcing it down everyone's throats, insinuating that she's better than everyone.

I wonder how this mind control by Hive will affect her afterwards, assuming she's not the one with the foreseen death.

She's going to be threatening her own team, working closely with Hive (a desperate attempt to recapture the love of Skyeward fans, because Chloe and Brett have amazing chemistry), and basically ruined her relationship with Lincoln.

I want this to be her wake-up call that while her Inhuman powers are great and powerful, any instance of misuse can and will lead to disaster, so it's not always best to send in the powerful folks.

I'd rather see all of the kick ass with their spy capabilities any time. 

I love the Mack and Yoyo dynamic, so I hope that's not permanently ruined either. They have a connection that is so obvious and so easy, they seem to understand each other.

Mack deserves someone to make him happy, mostly because I still haven't recovered from him crying when Bobbi left the agency, and I don't think I ever will. Ever. Like, ever, guys.

Agents of SHIELD - Mack's Spy Goodbye S3E13

Why did Lincoln and Daisy's relationship have to become messy so soon? Granted, it is under Hive's brainwashing, but she literally framed him for murder. 

She used his temper against him as a valid reason for picking him as the martyr, though it's much deeper than that, too. Coulson doesn't like Lincoln, so it was obviously very easy for him to believe.

But the Secret Warriors! Their epic team up was promised all season long and it was over in like five minutes. How disappointing.

Joey was the stand out of the group, for me. He's come so far from when we first met him, he even killed a man. He's an honorary spy now, just ask Coulson, he'll tell you all about murder.

That said, I appreciate Coulson's guilt over Ward's death. Less over killing him, but for letting Hive escape in Ward's body, just because Coulson wanted to feel the life leave Grant Ward for revenge.

Can we talk about how adorable Fitzsimmons were?

They've waited 10 years, they've waited long enough, so they start making out on the couch like teenagers in love. I love them.

You can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. online right here at TV Fanatic, in case you'd like to go back and see platonic Fitzsimmons, or see some serious spy ass kicking, before all of the powers were introduced.

The Team Review

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

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