Agents of SHIELD Recap by Agent Carter-One of Us

Agent Carter mugshotHello Agent Carter here. Let’s have a look at how my SSR Agency, now known as SHIELD, is fairing in these post Hydra days. It’s an interesting time, what with alien races and their buried, mythological warriors popping up on Earth and now incredibly powered beings among us. Things are certainly getting complicated!

Ah this bothersome crazy man is back. Skye’s dad, Cal. He is very unpleasant and seems to have found some unpleasant friends and is rounding up some more! A woman with fingernail knives for instance. He’s adding her to the electronics hacking thug and strongman thug. These troublesome chaps could use a meeting with my Commandos.

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Hello, it’s Avon!

 

Ah, finally we check in with our agents. Our young friend Skye seems very chipper. She says she has things under control. And she wants to go back out in the field. Good attitude, though quite impossible at this point. Coulson wisely wants to follow protocol here and have her checked out psychologically. Do find a trustworthy doctor! Luckily May seems to know someone who can help.

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Skye and Coulson chat ting over grilled cheese.

 

The other agents seem off kilter though- Fitz and Simmons aren’t trusting of each other and Bobbi and Mac have hidden Hunter away. This knocking out and hiding of fellow agents isn’t something to be lauded. I don’t like where this is going at all. At least Agent May has gotten help from her ex-husband, Andrew! He seems very smart. And he’s happy to help, if he can put Skye first and not SHIELD. I like this man, very upstanding.

Fitz and Simmons are still distant.

Fitz and Simmons are still distant.

Hunter is also distant, but not by choice.

Hunter is also distant, but not by choice.

 

So Skye’s father, Cal has taking his league of villains to a criminal psychiatric hospital and they very violently break in. When SHIELD gets there, they find a missing person who has lethal vocal cords. I’m familiar with people who use their voice against you!

Cal waves hello while traveling around the states

Cal waves hello while traveling around the states

 

Good doctor Andrew is making friends with Skye, getting her to open up with the trading of personal info. Skye is still afraid of her ability and tries to deflect by asking about his marriage to agent May. It’s not relevant to the matter at hand, but I admit to being a bit curious myself. What sort of man manages to survive May, especially after a divorce! It turns out they eloped. Though not in Las Vegas, despite May really liking it. Hmmm, May’s a gambler on many levels! But all of this is just to hide that Skye is worried about her Agent status. Later, when she’s asleep and having shaking nightmares, Andrew helps her calm down.

Skye and Dr. Andrew chat, but with no grilled cheese.

Skye and Dr. Andrew chat, but with no grilled cheese.

 

It’s also fun when May and Andrew are in the kitchen catching up on old times. Evidently Andrew isn’t a gambler and doesn’t want to risk May’s cooking! But she did offer and they do wind up laughing. Fitz happens upon this and decides to use the microwave in Simmons lab to give them privacy. For a minute it’s like old-times between him and Simmons, as they chat about what he saw.

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Dr. Andrew cracks a smile…

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…as does May while they remember old times.

 

Bobbi and Coulson visit the hospital and then start sorting out the escaped criminal problem. They don’t get very far on the message ‘Fight On.’ So Coulson asks about Bobbi and Hunter’s relationship as a distraction from the problem. Bobbi makes up a neat lie about Hunter freaking out when she broke up with him and Mac tracking him down. Then Coulson realizes where Cal is. Coulson’s hometown of course. He calls for back up.

Coulson and Bobbi see the security cam footage of Cal waving. They are not happy about this.

Coulson and Bobbi see the security cam footage of Cal waving. They are not happy about this.

 

May takes the plane up without asking anyone on board for permission. Oh I do like her, she’s quick thinking and moves fast, despite risks. But my does this annoys Andrew, as it appears to be a pattern! Good agent skills don’t always translate to personal life! Skye begs to be able to help back up Coulson. Only she thinks that’s a good idea, but she rightly points out she has better control over her power and her dad needs to know.

Sorry Doc, Coulson's in trouble, gotta go!

Sorry Doc, Coulson’s in trouble, gotta go!

 

Cal has let loose his newest friend who yells at every teen in the area, until they are comatose. Our agents set about confronting the villainous gang and just when things are getting good, that very interesting time/space portal guy lays down a forcefield and kidnaps Cal. I expect he’ll be angry about that, he can’t seem to finish any fight he starts!

This fellow has a rather large mouth.

This fellow has a rather large mouth.

With decidedly lethal results

With decidedly lethal results

 

Our agents fight it out with the rest of the villains and then wrap things up. Skye nearly loses control, but manages to hold it in. But she directed the power inward, which has created micro-fractures and bruises up and down her arms. Doctor Andrew suggests in his report to May that Skye needs to leave SHIELD as he feels it hasn’t changed as much as May thinks. He thinks she needs to be away from all the stress. May says they are the only family that Skye has.

Bobbi does her usual excellent job...

Bobbi does her usual excellent job…

...as does May. These women are wonderfully capable!

…as does May. These women are wonderfully capable!

 

Meanwhile, Coulson and Simmons chat. Simmons says they need two classifications of ‘specials’ to classify man-made from natural born. Coulson suggests they also need ways of stopping out of control specials who are too strong to stop by regular means. And that only these two need to know.

Another chat, but this time its Coulson and Simmons discussing what to do with Skye.

Another chat, but this time its Coulson and Simmons discussing what to do with Skye.

 

Deep in a basement somewhere Mac has the blindfolded Hunter lead to some suited people and says welcome to the real SHIELD. Hunter looks as confused as I feel! That’s quite cheeky to open a second SHIELD, acting like everything was Fury’s fault. What next, there’s a third SHIELD or a new organization called Sword?

Oh dear, there's another SHIELD agency?!

Oh dear, there’s another SHIELD agency?!

 

Finally, I see I was right about Cal being very angry. He’s in that cool off room and has broken all the furniture. Our blind friend comes in and asks if he’s done with his tantrum. Cal says he’s been trying to get the  public attention that they deserve. The blind man disagrees, saying it’s not up to them. Cal may think Skye is “one of us”, but this mysterious group doesn’t feel Cal is. He’s off operating on his own, in sharp contrast to his daughter, who has a family of sorts.

Cal sorts out his feelings

Cal sorts out his feelings

 

Dossier Notes: 

Las Vegas? Do I need to know more about this place?

Take alternate means of communication with you. And headphones!

If Cal could find a job in sports announcing, acting or grudgeholding, he would be happy.

Wings are clearly the best Cracker Jack Prize.

Hydra truly is the gift that keeps on giving… Trouble..