The wait is finally over! Some of our favorite TV-shows are coming back one by one! The first to come back was Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a couple of days ago – I watched it, and now I finally came around to writing down my thoughts about it.
And here’s your mandatory spoiler alert!
1. Simmons is alive (we all knew that) but she is on the other side of the universe… which is kinda far away…
2. Kree! Now we have a Kree on Earth who is hunting Inhumans
3. And I think we found someone who might have a connection to Lincoln… at least Rosalind Price (we’ll talk about her later) used the same last name as Lincoln for one of her many aliases (when she was called Margaret Campbell). And I don’t think that is a coincidence.
4. Skye – no wait, it’s Daisy now! Daisy is using her powers to help other Inhumans – yes! Also her new haircut looks great.
5. Fitz on a mission and saying he is in love with Simmons. LOVE IT.
Now, to the babbling part of this review:
Let’s start by noting that there seems to have been some time between the last episode of last season and the first one of this season. Jemma is gone, swallowed up by that Kree Monolith, and Fitz is looking for a way to find her. And he’s a changed man, let me tell you that. He’s focused and prepared to do whatever it takes to get Simmons back, and we love it.
May is still on vacation and hasn’t come back yet, which is kinda strange for May, so we thought that she might actually be on a mission to find Ward (might make sense, right?) or she’s actually enjoying her vacation. But that’s weird. So we’re gonna stick to our theory and find out in one of the next episodes, I guess.
Skye calls herself Daisy now, which the whole team – apart from Coulson – seems to have no problem to adjust to. She’s also using her powers to help other Inhumans, and we’re suckers for that kind of thing. Bring it on, Quake!
Coulson is adjusting to his new hand, but he seems to have gotten pretty used to it, given that he just unscrews the prothetic to escape from handcuffs (which was awesome).
Bobbi is doing physiotherapy to get back to being the badass that she was before, and covers for Fitz who is in Morocco looking for an artefact that could help him find Jemma. She and Hunter are still in the same weird relationship as last season, although I think Hunter actually proposed to her at the end of the episode? Which was sweet, but also kinda weird.
Lincoln makes an appearance, and he, too, has changed a lot since last season. He’s not all to happy with Daisy showing up to ask for his help with the Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. saved from the Advanced Threat Containment Unit (ATCU), who seem to be searching for Inhumans and killing them; Lincoln declines, telling Daisy that he now believes that his powers are a curse and wants nothing to do with them. But then he helps Daisy fight that huge blue hairy thing (that kinda reminded me of Beorn in The Hobbit, by the way) that seems to be Kree – and also the one killing the Inhumans.
Meanwhile, Coulson and Hunter got trapped by Rosalind (Constance Zimmer), the head of the ATCU, in the subway, and while they talk, both sides realize that there seems to be a third party involved, killing the Inhumans before any one of them can jump in and save them. So, yay, the ATCU isn’t as bad as we thought it was! But not-so-yay!, there’s a goddamn Kree going after Inhumans, and he does not seem to be easy to kill.
Lincoln disappears after the fight with the Kree, and that’s the last we see of him in this episode – but yay!, he’s coming back, given that Luke Mitchell is now a series regular. So we haven’t seen the last of him, which is awesome, because we kinda like Lincoln.
There also seems to be a connection between Lincoln and Rosalind; when Rosalind arrives at the scene of the fight, she is shown a picture of Lincoln, and seems to recognize him. Consider us intrigued.
Fitz gets what he came for, joins back with the team and shows the artefact to Coulson. It’s an ancient Hebrew scroll with just one word written on it: Death. Coulson tries to comfort Fitz, but Fitz can’t accept that Jemma is dead. He goes to the Monolith, practically begging it to swallow him up too, but nothing happens, of course. That was one heartbreaking scene. Iain De Caestecker is getting better every season, and he was amazing in the first one.
Anyway, the last thing we see is Simmons on an alien planet – possibly Kree? – alone, running from something. And now we want to now what happens next, because Holy Shit she’s actually at the other side of the universe! How the hell are they going to solve that problem?
Our rating: definitely Acceptable with a tendency toward Exceeds Expectation; but we didn’t really know what we were expecting, so how can we tell if it exceeded our expectations? It’s an awesome start for a new season, and I hope they keep it up for the rest of the season!