Agents of SHIELD 2×09 ‘… Ye Who Enter Here’: Hold onto your butts

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I thought this weeks episode was going to serve as the midseason finale. You can imagine my surprise and joy when I discovered there was still another episode to premiere before we go on our break! This episode on its own would have been more than satisfactory as plenty of shenanigans happened. We say goodbye to one of the more likable characters in the show. Whitehall steps up his game with Hydra. Raina shifts alliances. SO MUCH TO DISCUSS.

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*Sigh* Oh, Mac. How little we knew yee. And yet, you will still be missed. The big, lovable mechanic, who helped Fitz come out of his shell this year, was taken over by some… thing down in the mystery city (INHUMANS ALERT). Fitz, even after everything Mac helped him through, knew that it really wasn’t Mac anymore. It was whatever organism took over Mac’s body and mind. Mac died the second he entered the cave. Part of me hopes they don’t kill him and that he keeps the powers so he can change his name and become Luke Cage down the line. You will be missed.

Before he died, he spoke to Bobbi about her relationship with Hunter and whether or not to include him in on “the other thing.” Which worries me. Is a part of SHIELD planning on a coupe? After Coulson’s breakdown a few episodes ago, I couldn’t blame them. They’re in the dark on his prior condition. Secrets don’t make friends or allies. In rare cases, sure. But that’s a big one.

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I don’t think Fitz and Simmons will never truly be FitzSimmons again. The characters care about each other so much (Fitz in a more romantic capacity, obviously) but everything between and around them has changed forever. I hope there is some form of reparation between their friendship at the very least.

On the shorter end of things, I adored the revelation that Patton Oswalt’s Koenig character indeed has multiples. For now, they’re brothers. But now that the show has its comic book vibe down, I want an army of Patton Oswalts, revealed to be an army of Life Model Decoys. That’s all I want in life.

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The standoff between Skye, May, Tripp and the Hydra team composed of Ward, Agent 33, and Raina was intense. Whitehall has been searching for this city for years. Of course he’ll be relentless in his search. He still isn’t quite menacing but Ward’s mysterious motivations and Raina willing to switch sides on a moments notice are fascinating enough traits for the villain team. Still hope to see him rise to the level of an Indiana Jones villain where he actually goes out into the field. Standing behind a desk isn’t the most exciting way to present your villain.

Where the midseason finale goes, I have no idea. But I also thought this episode would have been much smaller scale as the trailers were oddly deceptive (In a good way!)

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Diego Crespo

Diego champions fallen TV shows that never had a chance to shine. LOST ruined his life for the better. Diego spends his days trying to convince strangers that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the best shows ever made.

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