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“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, Episode 3, “A Wanted (Inhu)man” Review

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With Simmons returning last week, one would think that “A Wanted (Inhu)man” would somewhat focus on her story, and recovery from such a traumatic experience. Instead, we get a little of that, and a whole lot of finding Lincoln with Skye, Coulson, and Mack. This is probably the best route they could’ve gone down, and only supports my statement that this season is making the pace quicker, the stakes higher, and the story all the more intricate and involving. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” has a lot to offer, but manages to keep everything simple enough; That’s the best thing a viewer could ask for.

As I said, Simmons does play an important role in the episode, but it’s not the core. I really liked her bits. It was my least favorite of everything going on, but that’s something to praise about this episode; when even the weakest element is incredibly strong. Hunter and May are on the hunt for Ward yet again, and this is surprisingly intense. There’s a really low key, old-school, revenge vibe from the both of them, and while this is mainly just tracing leads and an absent Ward, it manages to be an engaging element of this episode. Both their banter and actions make it a worthy inclusion to an already packed episode.
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As for Lincoln’s story, which ropes in everybody else in the show, it’s obviously the biggest and best part of the episode. First and foremost, it’s interesting to see him go from an Inhuman with everything in control, with a place and purpose, to someone on the run and out of control again, reversing Skye’s role to mentor over mentee. Their relationship grows incredibly well, and proves to be one of the beating hearts of the show. She’s also, once again, becoming much more of a leader, and proves to be a strong force of nature. This transition is in no way forced, but earned because her development is so genuine and strong.
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Coulson happens to make a particularly questionable decision in this episode as well when it comes to dealing with Lincoln and the ATCU. This once again makes a divide in ideals between him and other members, specifically Skye. Again, “Civil War,” anyone?? Between all of this, and “The Flash” also bringing in a ton of content to follow in a single episode, the comicbook shows are proving to be much more intelligent and intricate, without being contrived. I’m a huge fan of this step, and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is doing it just as good. 4.5/5.

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