Agents of SHIELD Jemma Portal

S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Saved the Date!

This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fitz tried to help Simmons re-acclimate to life here on Earth, Coulson worked to save Lincoln from the ATCU and Hunter put up a good fight to join a (very) bad crowd.

FIGHT CLUB | In the name of hunting Ward, Hunter reaches out to a bloke who has connections. But in order to get a meeting with his friend’s friends, he will have to endure a brutal donneybrook in an underground fight club. May meanwhile is left to linger in the background, lest the sight of a “tiny Asian woman” kicking all kinds of ass set off alarms. (Fortunately for viewers, a couple of goons get too handsy with May, so she leads them into a back room and whales on them as only she can, promising to keep the beatdown their little secret.) Hunter meanwhile finds himself brawling with his friend, who with the help of some brass knuckles he is able to bludgeon (to death?). As a result, Hunter moves deeper undercover — as HYDRA’s newest recruit.

TRADING PLACES | Lincoln is on the lam and it’s especially hard for him to hide given that Rosalind Price has plastered his face all over the airwaves alongside the headline “Alien Threat.” Lincoln ultimately reaches out to his AA sponsor, only to see the well-meaning guy rat him out to the ATCU. Coulson meanwhile finagles a meeting with Price, whom — after admiring her own, unnamed but male, convertible — he chastises for going about her Inhuman hunting the wrong way. Price has the upper hand, in that she knows about Daisy. But Coulson isn’t about to let the ATCU get its hands on either Daisy or Lincoln (who BTW shared a kiss during the manhunt), so he instead gives himself up, as a resource for Price to tap into.

HOME, SWEET HOME…? | Simmons wasn’t just a bit woozy after her out-of-this-world escapade, as she adjusted back to Earth’s gravity. She also seemed hyper-sensitive to sounds and sensations — to the point that a vibrating cell phone sounded like a jackhammer to her, though she kept this side effect hidden from others. Fitz did his best to ease her back into Bus life, and then capped his efforts by following through on the dinner reservation they missed all those months ago, the night she got sucked into the monolith. Jemma is touched by the gesture, yet she can’t help but be distracted by her environs, until she ultimately breaks down there in the restaurant. Later, in the episode’s “bonus” scene, when Bobbi finds her fiddling with the portal fragments, Jemma declares — very much a la Jack Shephrd — that she needs the portal fixed because has to go baaaaaack!

What did you think of the episode “A Wanted (Inhu)man”?

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17 Comments
  1. TvPeong says:

    Oh FitzSimmons

  2. laurelnev says:

    What a great season so far! I almost spit my drink when I saw that HYDRA logo at the end! And it’s great having kickass May back, although it will be better when Bobbi can join her! And poor Artz…as soon as I saw he was Lincoln’s friend, I was sure he wouldn’t last the ep. Poor Lincoln! As soon as he starts getting some, he gets betrayed and has to split. And Simmons? WHY must she go back to that place? I actually like the eps that are less Coulson centered better. Hope this pace keeps up for the rest of the season!

  3. Badpenny says:

    Too many characters, too much angsts, too much emotional melodrama, not enough actual comic book style action. This show is quickly falling off my radar.

    • Maryann says:

      I would rate this episode A+ . The series just keeps getting better and better!

      P.S. What does the action matter if you can’t care about the characters?

  4. Mare says:

    Really liking the addition of Lincoln. It’s good to see an Inhuman who doesn’t have the backing of SHIELD all the way. That will be most of them.

  5. James D says:

    another great episode. this show sure has found it’s groove and I’m thankful for it. Simmons be crazy wanting to go back there but I guess it makes sense she probably wants to study it so she can’t figure out what’s going on with her. I get Coulson giving up Lincoln to protect Daisy but as soon as Whats her face tried to strong arm him i’d be out of there me thinks that partnership will end poorly. Can’t wait for next episode Lash baby!

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good episode. Good to see Lincoln again. Hope to see him again soon! Good to see May kicking butt again. Surprised Coulson will work with Roslyn & her group. Hope goes well. Can’t wait for next episode!

  7. xyz says:

    So if Fitz is having sex with Simmons, does that mean he’s in human?

  8. Maryann says:

    Your recap has an error. Coulson did not refuse to give both of them up. Lincoln got away–in spite of Coulson– so he offered his services if they would let Daisy go. And that woman in charge of the new agency is just pure evil. Why would Coulsen cooperate with her at all?

  9. DonnaMama says:

    that woman is somehow related to Lincoln

  10. safistikaytdlayd says:

    Another great episode!!! This series keeps getting better and better!!! LOVED the fact Fitz kept the reservations at the restaurant and how when Simmons started to cry he just sat there and held her! Amazing how the tables have turned for FitzSimmons!!! Loved May ” I won’t tell anyone you got your *** kicked by a tiny little Asian woman!!! Priceless!!!

  11. Bandit666 says:

    What did Simmons eat while on the alien planet? Whatever it was could have been addictive, and she is having withdrawels from it. Or she left her phone and a copy of Winds of Winter!