‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ 3×18 Review: ‘The Singularity’

It was all about saving Daisy this week on Agents of SHIELD as Fitz and Simmons threw off the lab coats and joined the team in the field to search for a cure for Daisy in ‘The Singularity’.

The Singularity

The team was split into two as Fitz, Simmons and Mack went to find a doctor that might be able to help them find a cure for Daisy, and Coulson, May and Lincoln went in search of the other Inhumans and Daisy.

On the Hive side, we learn more about Daisy’s loyalty to Hive, as it’s not so much as complete mind-control but more like a type of addiction, which is how they get two new recruits: Alicia – the duplicating Inhuman, and James – the hostile Australian who can apparently make fire as his gift. Daisy is still somewhat in control, as she corners Fitz but lets him live with a warning that they must stop trying to fix her or else she will kill him.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "The Singularity" - The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) CHLOE BENNET, BRETT DALTON

(ABC/Eric McCandless)

Hive, however, approaches Simmons as Will, and although it touches her to have him say his final goodbye, she gets whatever closure she needed and refutes Hive’s attempts to soften her and shoots him multiple times and runs away. Hive’s conversation did not serve any purpose other than to connect with her again, whereas James and Daisy were successful in getting rid of their SHIELD agent to complete the mission, this perhaps hinted at a weakness of Hive – that he is  able to feel all the emotions of those whose body he inhabited  and it might cause him to become soft with certain people.

Throughout the episode we saw Talbot trying to contact Coulson but he was too distracted by trying to save Daisy and both May and Lincoln called him out for this. This has been a problem the audience has had with Coulson since the first season, where he is constantly throwing caution to the wind, come what may, in order to save Daisy (she is kind of like the Bucky to his Steve) when as director he needs to be a lot more impartial. At the very least even though Daisy begged them to, we know that they won’t give up in trying to save her.

In a cute subplot in the episode, Fitz and Simmons scientifically discuss how their relationship might change if they had sex, and throughout all their interactions they decide it might be better to just do it. Which they do. On a hotel bed. It is magical. Well the bits I saw before the screen went to black. Hear that? That’s the sound of all the Fitzsimmons shippers rejoicing.

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(ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

Last minute notes:

  • Coulson’s robotic hand has the ability to shoot out a shield, which turns the dial of his Captain America fanboyism up to 100.
  • Talbot’s message to Coulson is that when Malick died he let out all the HYDRA information so the ATCU were able to destroy every one of their bases, but instead of being involved, Coulson and May just watch pieces across a map of the world blow up as all the HYDRA bases are destroyed. Seems a little anti-climatic for an organization that was such an integral part of the show.
  • James’ alterego Hellfire, is a character in the comics and a member of the Secret Warriors. You can find out more about him here


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