Hello, Agent Carter here- I’ve been spending my free time watching what’s become of the SSR Agency I started. Now it’s SHIELD, except well, it’s split into two agencies. The whole situation is quite daft. Let’s see what’s happening…
Ah a flashback! We are watching the day SHIELD fell to Hydra. I’m quite sure we went through this already. I see, not this specific scenario. Looks like Mack, Bobbi and Hartley were on a ship together and found safety in numbers. Mack and many of the agents here lost friends. This is always so difficult. Hartley certainly seems no nonsense. I wish we had more of her!
Skye has a chat with Gemma, who asks if she’s tried on the gloves. Gemma mentions their healing powers, but nothing about side-effects. This casualness to side effects is so genius scientist. We tracked down many of Stark’s innocuous looking devices only to find out there are terrible possibilities. Are these side-effects mental or actual? How do they dull her ability? Also what is a ‘Little Debbie’? I must ask someone.
Bobbi is determined to find out what is with Coulson’s secrecy. She backs up Mack’s story about Hunter. Then wanders off to investigate. As the head of an agency I believe you can have a few secrets, since you know all of them. Coulson is interrogating Mack, since he knows that Mack’s gift of mini-Lola has a hidden gizmo, which he’s turned over to Fitz. As an aside- Fitz seems to be quite upset with Simmons treatment of Skye as a ‘science experiment.’ And Simmons is using his first name. That is never a good sign among friends.
Coulson gets May and warns her, then May comes across Bobbi, getting Fury’s toolbox out of Coulson’s desk. It is quite naughty to break into a superior’s office. And get caught. Perhaps this rift is about intel? It is the great currency after all. Bobbi and May fight and Bobbi sets off an EMP, then both she and Mack escape.
Our team regroups. Fitz goes to engage a manual lock down. May and Coulson try to decipher Bobbi’s comment about the ‘Real Shield’. And we see Bobbi make contact with Gonzales and report about going to Plan B. In a flashback, we see that Bobbi, Mack and Hartley were on a mission for Fury to find Gonzales on the day Hydra broke SHIELD.
Now we are back with Skye, who is trying out the gloves, which make her feel slightly sick. And the glow? She’s trying to figure out where the network went. She’s hearing sounds outside, she’s finding hidden panels inside, she’s leaving her nifty phone device on the floor. And there’s a knock at the door. And it’s our blind friend, named Gordon, who travels time and space. He can ‘see’ quite well. Does he still ‘see’ if he’s wearing dark glasses? He starts babbling on about her gifts and how he was transformed and accepted. He offers to take her to a place where there are people like ‘us’. He suggests that she can control her powers. Then he does give her a choice to go with him. She declines.
Bobbi finds Simmons in the locker room and tries to get Gemma to go with her. Simmons says sure, but she has to find this thing and she digs through a bag from her locker. She hands Bobbi something and keeps digging and then hands Bobbi something else, all the while gabbing on about the EMP signal. Bobbi gets stunned and Simmons radios May. My what a clever girl!
Fitz is in the main servers looking for problems and he finds the communication bypass chip Bobbi put in to make her call. Mack finds Fitz and tries to sweet talk him. A gas starts coming in through the vents. Fitz wants to run and/or fight and Mack to his credit wants to protect him. Which he does, when the wall explodes, breached by the ‘Real SHIELD’.
Meanwhile May had discovered a gas mask and realized the plan is to knockout people and get onboard. She starts running to where Coulson is, as gas is pouring in that room. In the flashback, Bobbi reveals she had a second mission from Fury. She was supposed to wipe out the ship’s controls and sink it and its cargo to the seafloor. Likely taking her along. Everyone in the room, including Gonzales, says she can’t do it alone. So they set off to take back control room. Back at Coulson’s SHIELD, Gonzales and his crew have arrived and rounded up everyone. May is still loose and overhears plans to go fetch Skye. She calls Skye, who was having a moment of control making water go spiral, no doubt she’s pondering the blind man’s advice of trying to control the vibrational frequencies of anything and everything. Sky answers May’s call and goes outside to find that she is under attack as May said. By SHIELD it seems.
More flashback! They get to the control room. Bobbi gets ready to sink the ship. Hartley and Mack convince her to stay and fight, but Gonzales is against defending the ship as they are outnumbered. Luckily Bobbi then convinces him. So they managed to save the ship and save the remaining SHIELD agents. This is a plucky crew.
Gonzales finishes telling his little story and Coulson still doesn’t agree. He says Fury choose him. He says he tried to find Gonzales to bring him on board. Gonzales is, of course, correct about Coulson’s teenage boy obsession with the alien technology, but wrong in not seeing that Coulson got past it. Gonzales hands Fury’s tool box to an agent to take to Fitz and Simmons. Coulson says they won’t help but Gonzales says they are SHIELD agents and could make different choices. May shows up and ices the agent and Gonzales. May tells Coulson he’s SHIELD Director and he needs to find Skye.
We watch as Bobbi and Calderon try to track down Skye. He starts talking about his rescue of Weaver from the academy, during Hydra day, where she was showing down with Mr Icy. They hear a shot and we see that an agent tried to take down Skye and she fights him off as Bobbi and Calderon arrive. He raises his gun and shoots and Skye repels the bullet. And also a tree or dozen. Part of which spears him. She calls for Gordon and he comes and takes her away in a blinding flash.
In a last shot, we see Coulson having a drink in a rather tropical bar. Hunter sits next to him. Hunter hands him a signed napkin and says, consider that my signature for a signed employment contract. Then he asks, “what’s next boss?”
With all this focus on the Agency split, I do hope someone is still mindful of the leftovers of Hydra. You can’t let even one get away!
For the record it is quite rude to gas your coworkers. I only did that once.
I must study more about this Dr. Banner, that is quite a clever retreat he built. And quite a large mark he left.
I wonder how many bytes all those computers hold, Fitz? 32? 64?