On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 18, Fitz and Simmons finally advance their relationship, while Hive controls Daisy to go along with his plan to create an Inhuman army.
Going undercover to find a geneticist that could help find a cure for Daisy and Hive's parasites gave the pair an opportunity to further themselves as agents and as a couple.
Fitz has had his doubts about their blossoming relationship, but they finally went all the way.
Fitz: Things are about to get complicated.
Simmons: You mean once we have sex?
The stand-out of this episode was Jemma Simmons, whose confrontation with Hive (using Will's memories from Maveth) ended with her shooting him in the stomach three times.
Not that this will do anything to him, but it shows the remarkable growth she's made from the semi-defenseless scientist she seemed to be before being stranded on an alien planet.
Daisy and Hive's banter is amazing. Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton have such great chemistry, it's great to see them work together, again, even if Daisy is mind controlled.
Furthering his plans to build his Inhuman army, Hive uses Daisy's knowledge of Inhuman locations to start his mission, even buying an entire town for them to live. Not a building, a TOWN.
After almost murdering Fitz in the lab, I hope Daisy is saved. Soon.
Lincoln, Coulson, and May are all clearly torn apart about it.
She has the family she's always wanted, and it's not the Inhumans. It's the team she left behind at S.H.I.E.L.D. that, for so long, she deemed incapable of understanding her because of her abilities.
She doesn't deserve them until she realizes that just because she is a superhero, it doesn't mean she's better than the rest of her friends or more capable in the field.
Coulson's heartbroken over losing the closest thing he's ever had to a daughter, and he is struggling to come up with a way to get her back. Putting a "murder vest" on her boyfriend probably won't help your case, Phil. Just saying.
Agent May's comedic relief always comes during the darkest times, doesn't it?
Mack: How's he holding up?
May: No one comes to me with their feelings.
Mack: Makes sense.
She's usually the level-headed one on the team, always dark and realistic, but in times of crisis, she finds herself as the one meant to boost everyone else's spirits.
I agree with what she said to Coulson. Making Lincoln's murder vest her responsibility if anything were to go wrong, among the other things he's made her do, makes him no better than Hive, in some ways.
He uses his position in power to get what he wants, and just because May is willing to do things doesn't make them right. She doesn't want to be the one to pull the trigger on her friends, and it's unfair of Coulson to always ask her to.
Coming up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Episode 19, the Kree, the ancient race that Inhumans descend from and who helped Coulson resurrect, return (with Hive's help) and wreck havoc.
What is his endgame?
Hive wants the Earth to be a safe place for Inhumans, but does he see it as wiping out the humans, or giving his people what they deserve? I can't tell if he has good intentions or not, or at least, if he thinks he has good intentions.
You can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. online too see the first appearances of the Kree and get a taste for what we can expect. Plus, who will die? The death keeps being teased. Do you have a theory?
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