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“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, Episode 18, “The Singularity” Review

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*MILD SPOILERS AHEAD*

Out of all the comic-book shows currently on the air right now, and for better or for worse, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been the one that has been constantly evolving the most. Last week, we had a glimpse at Daisy’s destruction and apparent betrayal, for lack of a better word, against the team. With Hive already being an interesting dynamic at play on the show, it’s even cooler and more interesting to see Hive with Daisy under his wing. I’m thankful that this wasn’t very cookie cutter, or having Daisy being obviously delusional. It feels very real, which makes it feel all the more scary and uncertain for both her future – but S.H.I.E.L.D.’s in general.

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This episode really brilliantly plays off of Daisy and Hive. Between the action and chaos that they cause as they center other Inhumans or fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, or even just the quieter moments that are dialogue driven between the two – they really develop it and let it breathe for the audience. I also found the scene where Daisy and Hive run into Fitz and Simmons to be INCREDIBLE. Like, genuinely fantastic writing and acting on all ends. It was incredibly tense, because there’s so many moments where you feel as if Hive will actually do something to them, or worse – Daisy will.
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Speaking of Fitz and Simmons, I really enjoyed their little scenes together in this episode. I’ve stressed in the past that their relationship is getting slightly tiresome for me, just due to the fact that there never seems to be any progression or energy there. But that’s not the case here! They really let their scenes flourish, both romantically and entertainingly. I loved how they were able to have romantic conversations while staying on topic and in the loop of the central mission for the episode. It truly reminded me why I loved their chemistry so much during the first season. I also really enjoyed Mack and Simmons’ little scene together towards the end where he puts things into perspective for her.
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However, my favorite aspects of this episode were definitely involving Coulson and May. There was almost a War Room-esque feel to the episode, since their differences in ethics and strategies were really coming to light. The “I’ll do your dirty work, but don’t pretend your hands are clean.” line in particular really put the entire episode and dynamic in check for me, and is now one of my favorite lines of the show thus far. I also loved how May addressed the vulnerability of Coulson due to his compassion for Daisy and him viewing her as the daughter that he never had. So… fucking.. perfect. This really was a damn’ great episode. This show has been so consistent in its improvement. I don’t have any huge issues here, but please, make next week a little less emotionally stressful. But with “Civil War” (which is excellent 😉 ) coming up, I can’t imagine it will be. 4.5/5.

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