Agents of SHIELD season 4: Episode 18, a surprise return, a death and a change of camp, our critic
Last night, the American channel ABC aired episode 18 of season 4 of Agents of SHIELD. Then discover our review of “No Regrets”, attention spoilers!
Agents of SHIELD continues to make us vibrate every week by definitely offering us the best chapter of this season. The ABC series uses this alternative world to play with its mythology, to bring back familiar faces and especially to explore how the regrets of our characters have made them as they are today – in reality and not in the framework . If some have become real bad guys in the framework, as we saw in episode 17 of season 4 of Agents of SHIELD . Others are the best version of themselves, like Jeffrey Mace or Grant Ward. It is very interesting to see how the intrigues show us the influence that the words of others can have on our choices and how a small thing can change everything. Moreover, the episode shows us all this without being bored for a second, since the action never stops.
The character who seems most affected by all this is of course Fitz, especially because of his special relationship with AIDA – already in reality . Throughout the episode, Fitz is manipulated, sometimes by AIDA, sometimes by his father and despite the few doubts he can utter, he always ends up bending to the wishes of Hydra. Iain De Caestecker, who makes a great villain, is once again grateful for his work . Hydra’s priority in this episode is to get rid of The Patriot aka Jeffrey Mace, who is the leader of the resistance. His biggest regret at being certainly not being able to live up to a new Captain America, he appears here as a true hero, Who even goes so far as to sacrifice his life to save the innocent. Yes, if their mission of infiltration within Hydra allows the return of an old character – Antoine Triplett! – it unfortunately marks the death of Jeffrey who sacrifices himself to save the others.
If this death affects us much less than that of Trip at the end of season 2, it has the merit of “waking up” Melinda May. We were all very surprised to discover a May so ruthless and hateful in the framework, but the events that take place in this “indoctrination” building and the death of Mace will finally make him open his eyes. Indeed, the episode ends with May which allows Daisy to make her transformation and she will therefore recover her powers . In addition, the series also continues to make references to the characters’ past, including how Coulson speaks of Ward using the word “hives” referring directly to Hive from the previous season. As for Jemma, She gets an apology late. Even if it is not the “true” Ward, perhaps it will allay the suffering it has suffered because of it. After this episode of season 4 Agents of SHIELD still very good, we are particularly looking forward to discovering how and the rebellion of May will unfold. What did you think of this episode?