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  • I caught up with last week's episode over the weekend and just watched tonight's episode.It was a great one.Love the
    twist with Sousa.His death being faked and now him being removed from history and joining the team for I'm assuming the rest of the season/series.
    .So far this has been a very strong season IMO.I'm really loving the time hopping element.


    Post Mortems

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Dead Man Walking — Plus, Enver Gjokaj Shares His Take on Sousa's Twist of Fate

    By Matt Webb Mitovich / June 17 2020,

    This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson did his best to keep the timeline intact — even if it meant allowing a hero to fall. Plus, when is the team heading next?

    Picking up where last week left off, Coulson (just a bit on the fritz, now seeing things in a black-and-white, film noir style) was questioned by Sousa, primarily about the molten mess that was left after his scuffle with a Chronicom. Recalling a bit of S.H.I.E.L.D. history, Coulson realized that on this day, Sousa would die after delivering some tech to Howard Stark. So he played along, convincing Sousa that he was fully briefed on and involved with his top-secret mission. They then boarded a train for Los Angeles, where they were to meet Coulson’s contact and claim the package.

    Thing is, said tech was to be handed off by the scientist whose face the ill-fated Chronicom stole, so Yo-Yo and Deke headed to that man’s house to find his faceless corpse and hopefully also find the tech. But while they were there, some toughs showed up and KO’d/abducted Deke, with powerless Yo-Yo unable to catch up to them in time.

    Empty-handed, Coulson did his best to stall with Sousa aboard the train, but at one point he had to pretend to spot his “contact” and then deftly take the sleeping stranger’s briefcase. When Coulson declined to reveal its contents (abiding by Stark’s orders), Sousa huffed and went for a drink in the bar car. While the gents were separated, the lead Chronicop from the season premiere confronted Coulson, advising him to let Earth be seized in exchange for humankind being shown some considerations. A pretty lady meanwhile tried (but failed) to distract Sousa from the fact that the bar car was being quietly cleared by goons, ahead of an ambush.

    Said brawl thus commenced, and while Sousa impressively pretty much held his own, he got an assist from not just Coulson but also Daisy and Mack, who had arrived via Quinjet to deliver the actual tech — a rhomboid-shaped slab of metal, no bigger than a breadbox — which Yo-Yo had found at the erased scientist’s home. Afterward, Sousa was brought on board the Zephyr, where he of course had more questions than ever. Coulson meanwhile explained to Mack how Sousa’s sacrifice was necessary, inspiring as it would be to other agents; cue nice Coulson/Avengers death comparison.)And while the team had other plans for Sousa, upon landing in L.A. he opted to escape via motorcycle, to complete his mission. He delivered the tech to his man at the Roosevelt Hotel, after which he was, as history foretold, shot. He then stumbled into the hotel pool, to die….

    But, we realized, Mack had made the executive decision to save Sousa. So Coulson had traded places with Sousa at the hotel (after tranq-ing him), grabbed his coat and cane, and then let himself get shot in the back by Malick’s gunman, tumbling into and floating in the pool until Simmons and Yo-Yo, posing as stooges for the coroner, fished him out. As Coulson later explained to Sousa aboard the Zephyr, the timeline would remain intact — the world (Peggy Carter presumably included) thought Sousa died that night at the hotel — while he in fact had been “taken out” of history, and now was accompanying the team on their next time jump… to the groovy 1970s?

    So, is Sousa now a de facto member of the team? “I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much,” his portrayer, Enver Gjokaj, told TVLine. “But he’s on the ride for the time being.”

    As for when they have just landed, “It was fun for me as an actor to play Daniel in that time period, reacting to that time period,” Gjokaj teased. “That was a blast for that particular episode.”

    In the immediate aftermath of this week’s episode, Gjokaj said that Sousa is “very conflicted about being taken out of time, as you can imagine, because of all of the things that he had to love for in that time period. That might, though, give us some clarity on what’s happening with him in the MCU universe [and] what ultimately happened between Peggy and Daniel.”

    Elsewhere in Episode 4 of 13:

    * The goons who grabbed Deke were not Russkies but working for Wilfred “Don’t Call Me Freddy Anymore” Malick, who at first didn’t recognize the guy he met at the speakeasy 24 years prior. Once Deke divulged their connection, Malick spared his life and let him go. Later, Malick was approached by the lead Chronicom, who promised HYDRA success — if Wilfred did everything he was about to be told….

    * After a couple more odd encounters, Jemma and Yo-Yo divined that ever since May briefly crossed over into that alien world at the temple, she now is feeling the emotions of people she makes physical contact with. (But otherwise, she feels nothing, such as when LMD Coulson came fully back online and he saw her approach him in living color.)

    * Enoch in 1955 is still tending bar, at the Hawaiian-themed Crazy Canoe, where he longs to be summoned back to the team… but instead settles for transferring landline calls to the Zephyr (when not listening to a sad sack detail his workplace woes).

    * Tired of being the “Agents of Status Quo,” Yo-Yo and Deke agree that “first chance” they get to make any change to discrimination, they will.

    What did you think of the episode “Out of the Past”?

    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 7x05 Promo "A Trout in the Milk" (HD) Season 7 Episode 5 Promo
    Last edited by BAF; 18-06-20, 05:13 AM.


    • Enjoyed 7x04 even if the promos spoiled where it's going. Now we have a guy from the past and a guy from the future. I liked Sousa from the other show so I'm good with this.

      Interesting May can only reflect others emotions but not LMDs.

      Cool seeing Evil Freddie and the Chrochoms team up.

      Poor Enoch. At least Deke sounded happy to hear him.


      • Great episode.

        The episode being in black and white like an old movie, and Coulson's inner dialogue being caused by the damage he took from last episode was a cute idea.
        My deviantart:


        • Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 7x05 Sneak Peek "A Trout in the Milk" (HD) Season 7 Episode 5 Sneak Peek


          • Ming looks like she's having fun.


            • Love the last two eps I hope Sousa sticks around, that made me so happy! I want to give Enoch a hug, he didnt even give Deke a chance awww. May's new empath power is a cool idea, she'll have to factor that into her fighting. I love these characters.


              • The closest we'll get to a Buffy/Angel Whedon style opening credits! No Ian though...odds that he'll be back by episode 7 to at least be in "half" the season anyone?

                Sousa being amazed by the phone was fun.

                He's doing quite well with all of this and wasn't totally wrong when yelling at Simmons.

                Did she become part Chrochom after all She was alarmed at feeling confused and scared at all.

                So our team killed a high ranking SHIELD officer and destroyed Insight, they might be considered Hydra now by the 70's agents.

                Nathaniel wasn't fed to Hive and wants to transfer Daisy's powers to himself Uh-oh.

                Deke might end up being a bit more like his Lighthouse personality after all.

                At least Elena's speed is somewhat returning.

                OK, again with Deke worrying he won't exist. But he already does exist and even if his Mom is born and goes onto have him, he won't be the same person that grew up under the Kree in the Lighthouse. The Chrochoms were going to use Insight to bump of Banner, Fury etc. But they already had Mack's parents. If they wanted to get the team off their backs, why didn't the Chro-Cop that was with Wilfred for 20 years just track down May, Simmons etc., grandparents and kill them off then?

                7x06 Promo:
                Last edited by DanSlayer; 25-06-20, 05:08 AM.


                • Great episode tonight.


                  S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Gaining Insight — Plus, What's Wrong With Spoiler?!

                  By Matt Webb Mitovich / June 24 2020

                  This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team in the 1970s discovered a familiar face’s bogue plan for world domination.

                  Upon arriving in 1973 and dressing the part (or not quite, if you’re averse to “elephant pants”), Coulson, May, Daisy and Sousa made a beeline for the “Swordfish” hideout, while Simmons and Deke stayed aboard the Zephyr and Mack and Yo-Yo took a side trip to the Lighthouse base.

                  At the bar, Coulson & Co. found agents awaiting an announcement from General Rick Stoner, who hailed/introduced his boss Wilfred “Don’t Call Me Freddy” Malick. The thing is (as Jemma had just told Deke), Wilfred is supposed to have died three years prior. Meaning, the Chronicoms did some timeline tampering. In fact, the Chronicoms also helped Malick fast-track the Project Insight concept from Captain America: Winter Soldier. Except in the absence of next-gen helicarriers, the kills would be executed by a satellite that is on track to launch in 1976 — and some future heavy hitters such as Nick Fury and Bruce Banner are on the target list!

                  After briefly feigning obliviousness, Malick told Coulson that he full well remembers him from this same location 42 years earlier. At that point, Chronicoms appeared and held Coulson and May at gunpoint. Luckily, Daisy — who had earlier been hit on by a young Gideon Malick, until “fiance” Daniel butted in — spotted the future HYDRA honcho’s brother, Nathaniel, so she held him at gunpoint, compelling Wilfred’s men to lower their guns. Daisy and the others then slipped out to the street, where she demo’d her Quake powers in front a wowed Sousa. Enoch, sporting a mod mock turtleneck, unexpectedly pulled up in a sweet ride, to whisk his friends away.

                  Alas, soon after the team reunited/debriefed each other aboard the Zephyr, the dashboard went haywire and they quite unexpectedly jumped in time, to 1976. Meaning, Project Insight: Retro Edition is soon to launch, from the Lighthouse — which jibes with the suspicious activity Mack and Yo-Yo had observed there in 1973. Coulson and May don “throwback” jumpsuits to infiltrate the base and plant explosives that will flood it. At one point, stalled in their tracks because Nathaniel Malick had spotted and KO’d Daisy and Sousa near a computer port, Coulson and May bumped into Rick Stoner. Though Coulson did his best to snow the general, May “felt” that Stoner was not in fact falling for it, so she decked him.

                  Deke and Yo-Yo meanwhile confront Wilfred Malick at his nearby estate, at gunpoint. When he refuses to stand down — insisting they have no idea what they are up against, the the Chronicoms are and have been 10 steps ahead — Deke puts a fatal bullet into the out-of-time baddie, to maintain, he quips, the “status quo.” We then realize who was in the photo that the lead Chronicom had slipped to Malick, representing their “leverage” against SHIELD: Mack’s parents, who are being held inside the Lighthouse. Mack thus chooses to spare his folks and orders Coulson and May to abort the bomb detonation, after which they get captured. The Zephyr then takes off and shoots down the launched rocket — unfortunately disclosing their position in the process.

                  Elsewhere this week:

                  * Jemma repeatedly rubbed the back of her neck, seemingly during moments of frustration/fatigue — but as we come to realize, a pulsing something is embedded in the back of her neck. When she at one point rubs it and worries to Enoch that she is becoming forgetful (e.g. about Deke’s “Bobo” nickname for Fitz), he pulls her aside to tend to the matter. But because an increasingly curious/irate/resentful Sousa stormed in to confront her about the time jumping, we never saw what Enoch had in mind.

                  * In the bonus scene, Nathaniel Malick, having abducted Daisy and Sousa, pulled over his van to phone a prison and ask to speak to Daniel Whitehall — specifically, about a theory the “old man” has about surgically transferring enhanced abilities, such as those he witnessed Daisy use in ’73….

                  What did you think about “A Trout in the Milk”?


                  • 7x06 Sneak Peek


                    • Poor Mack. So we really can throw Whatever Happened, Happened time travel out the window. Are we going to run into Alternate Orphan Mack down the line?

                      If Mack and Deke can find LMD Coulson maybe they'll be alright.

                      I thought May was mostly avoiding this Coulson because he's actually a robot, but she seems to have accepted him after all.

                      Simmons' chip is to not think about Fitz and have time machine knowledge then? (Sounds like a Spike chip).

                      So is Nathaniel just dead?

                      What the new ship name? Daiousa? Dansy?

                      Patrick Warburton seems to have had fun.

                      7x07 Promo: Is that


                      • Amazing episode tonight.So much stuff happened.



                        Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Bombs Away! Plus, Jemma's Secret Revealed

                        By Matt Webb Mitovich / July 1 2020

                        This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the light-hearted time-travel hijinks of the first five episodes made way for harder-hitting drama that left one agent shell-shocked and another in… far worse shape.

                        After Deke taunted the all-seeing Chronicoms by shooting dead Wilfred Malick, Luke (which I realize is the lead Chronicom’s “name”!) lays the blame on Sibyl aka The Predictor. Au contraire, she argues. They now have S.H.I.E.L.D.’s location, they split up their team, and they know that agents will make a beeline to rescue Mack’s parents. Placated, Luke sets out to wake the Hunters currently lying dormant somewhere in rows and rows of stasis chambers.

                        Inside the Lighthouse, Coulson and May/Not Chastity have been cuffed, with General Rick Stoner still scoffing at their warnings about alien robots. But Stoner has bigger fish to fry, seeing as he has been gifted with the tech to track and shoot down the ship that took out Project Insight. Meanwhile, aboard said Zephyr, Mack is upset about Deke defying orders by offing Malick, and the fact that Daisy and Sousa are MIA. Worse, his mom and dad are being held prisoner in the Lighthouse, but Mack is resolved to save them by “bringing the pain” to the Chronicoms.

                        Shortly after Mack and Yo-Yo head out, the Lighthouse gets a lock on the Zephyr and lets fly with a buncha missiles. Enoch, as pilot, is able to elude all but one of them using countermeasures, but the one that does hit the Zephyr inflicts damage in such a way that could tear the ship apart next time it is yanked into a time jump. As they get to assessing things, Jemma freaks out a bit that she can’t remember how to fix the system. Enoch reassures her that everything will be OK, if they “act now”….

                        In a barn somewhere, Daisy comes to beside fellow abductee Sousa. They’re both groggy from being drugged, to the point that Daisy cannot even quake off their shackles. Nathaniel Malick shows up on cue, quickly dispelling the presumption that he is doing the bidding of HYDRA/those who worship an ancient space octopus. No, he has not kidnaped the agents as a means to get what he wants, because they are what he wants. Namely, he wants to transfuse Daisy’s powers into him, using Daniel Whitehall theories.

                        Back at the Lighthouse, cuffed Coulson takes a moment to express his disappointment in/frustration with May, who yes, cannot feel, but won’t even tell him what she thinks about things. “You never die. You always come back,” she observes. And having mourned Coulson before, she won’t let herself do that again. As Stoner gets led away by two agents to reclaim control of the mainframe, Coulson and May speculate that the Chronicoms have found a way to “upload” human personalities to synthetic bodies — and in fact, that is what has been done to both of the agents now with Stoner.

                        Elsewhere, Mack and Yo-Yo laser a hole into the room holding John and Lilla. Mackenzie. After being stopped from hugging Lilla and introducing Yo-Yo as his girlfriend, “Macklemore” assures the couple that he will get them out safely. Ultimately thwarted by a thick steel door, Mack and his dad collaborate on a way to jimmy the hydraulics and force it open.

                        May and Coulson get free, get the drop on the “uploaded” agents and save Stoner, who now believes their wild story. Coulson spots and descends a ladder leading to a sublevel that shouldn’t exist; at the bottom of it he finds the Hunters’ stasis chambers as well as the device Luke uses to virtually meet with Sibyl. Coulson locks his own mitts into the gizmo and comes face to face with The Predictor, asking, “Bad time?”

                        Back at the barn, Daisy is returned after Nathaniel extracts blood, glands and spinal fluid for his purposes, and she is looking very much worse for the wear and barely alive. Sousa lays her head on his leg, doing his best to keep her alert by relating the story of how he got injured during the war — but was carried back to safety by an otherwise dickish Mike Stevens, who wound up dying on the front lines. “This is me passing on the favor,” Sousa says, soothing Daisy. “We’re going home, Agent Johnson.” Sousa then realizes that Daisy at some point during her ordeal hid a shard of metal in her palm, which he moments later uses to surprise and stab one of Nathaniel’s henchmen. Malick shows up just then, uncontrollably quaking up a storm after his makeshift surgery, but a cave-in KOs him, allowing Sousa to carry Daisy to safety.

                        Aboard the Zephyr, Deke finds Enoch doing something ominous-looking to Jemma, and so he sneaks up on and shorts out the Chronicom with a debfrilator. “Deke, what have you done?!” frets Jemma, who explains that Enoch was fixing her memory so that she can fix the ship. She shares that she and Fitz found a safe place from which Fitz can monitor the Chronicoms’ moves, and she knows where that is – but she developed a bio implant (dubbed “Diana”) that suppresses that memory, to keep her safe. And it sounds like the longer they need to keep in the implant, she might forget Fitz’s location completely.

                        Sibyl explains to her unexpected visitor that she reads time streams, not to so much predict the future but see the past as written by a single future (or something). On the topic of “Why invade Earth?,” she explains that humans have limited time and thus act irrationally while alive. Chronicoms, meanwhile, will exist long after humans are gone. Ergo, humanity will either wave a white flag, or the clock will simply run out on them. Coulson counters her POV with a series of points — including that humans make real sacrifices that cost real blood, sweat and tears, and “we will never give up.” But more critically, he quips, “Dying, it’s kind of my superpower,” before unplugging from the VR device and using his duffel full of explosives to blow up the Hunters about to wake in the Chronicoms’ hidden time ship… and himself… after radioing to May, “I hope you’re right about this next part!”

                        After ordering Stoner (as his Level 7 superior, ha) to clear out the base and come up with a cover story for the explosion, May joins Mack, Yo-Yo and the Mackenzies on the Quinjet, and reveals that Coulson is “gone” — but, she offers, “He’ll come back. Always does.” Moments later, after a shoulder touch, May realizes that Mack’s dad is a Chronicom. Mack refuses to believe it, but asks John to show the cut on his arm he sustained while working on the steel door. John balks at first, but rolls up his sleeve… to reveal exposed Chronicom tech. And Lilla is one, too! A fight ensues, during which “John” taunts Mack with the fact that his real parents have been “gone a while.” Mack eventually triggers open the bay door, out of which “John” and then “Lilla” — who begs her “Alfie” to spare her — tumble. Meanwhile on the Zephyr, Enoch fixes Jemma, who 1) begs Deke to keep her secret and 2) invites him to both apologize to Enoch and hail him as a “valued member of our family.”

                        As the incredibly eventful episode draws to a close, we see Daisy recuperating in the healing chamber, while Sousa is asked if he wants to stay in 1976. But he maintains, “I’m where I need to be.” The ship is fixed right before the next time-jump kicks in — after which, Mack gets on a motorcycle and speeds off to get some air. Deke later goes to check on sullen Mack, when Jemma radios him to get back to the Zephyr ASAP, because it’s about to jump. But before Deke can even get Mack’s attention, the Zephyr jumps in time again… without them!

                        What did you think of the episode “Adapt or Die,” as we near the final season’s halfway point?

                        Looking forward to the 80s.


                        • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Assembles a Whole New ‘80s Crew in Exclusive Season 7 Clip



                          • Bwhaha. Probably our last comedic episode, so enjoy it while we can.


                            • Nice episode for Deke's growth and taking the time to process some major losses even as we run out of episodes. Deke's come far from how he was in the future.

                              They went robotic slasher with some bloodiness didn't they?

                              Are we keeping Deke's 4 recruits as the new Piper and Davis for the last little bit? A guy from 1955, 4 people from 1983 and a guy from an apocalyptic future? Are we Legends of Tomorrow now?

                              Poor Deke, another lady not interested in him.

                              20 months so not too long though a slight reduction to Mack's and Deke's linear lifespans.

                              Nathaniel's probably got quaking powers then. He got them in 1976 and it's now 1983; so he's had his roughly the same amount of time that Daisy's had powers.

                              Officially Fitz is in less then half the season.

                              7x08 Promo:


                              • I actually fell asleep before the episode started.Woke up about 10 minutes ago.Will have to catch this in the next day or so via On Demand.


                                Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Lost Boys

                                By Matt Webb Mitovich / July 8 2020

                                Sigh. This is one of those uncomfortable/unfortunate times where, in the midst of us all enjoying a great season of TV, I must lament that — in my opinion — the latest episode was a letdown.

                                One of TVLine’s Best Shows of 2020 (So Far), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this Wednesday hit the midpoint of its farewell season, and while the set-up for the episode held promise — Mack and Deke had been stranded in the 1980s, on the heels of 1) LMD Coulson going boom and B) Mack realizing his parents had been prematurely killed by Chronicoms — the end product felt like a well-intended but tonally wayward misfire.

                                To be clear, I — the poster child for 1980s Kids! — can testify that “The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The D” was every bit the love letter to the decade that it promised to be, making references to Short Circuit, The Breakfast Club, Terminator, Max Headroom, WarGames, Top Gun, Weird Science, E.T., Rambo, Patrick Swayze, whatever Brigitte Nielsen character Olga was intended to evoke and, ultimately, a campy slasher flick. But amidst alllll the retro winks, it felt like actual storytelling opportunities were missed.

                                Mack’s arc in particular disappointed me. Instead of seeing him take any sort of stealthy action to see that his younger self and brother Reuben were doing OK years after being tragically orphaned, we instead got a variation on sullen, beer-guzzling “Bro Thor” from Endgame. And The Deke Squad, while a fine comic showcase for Jeff Ward (crooning stolen pop hits while sporting a bandana), fed into a storyline that was just this side of too silly. (Sorry.)

                                If the events of this episode had taken place in an alternate reality or dream, then the over-the-top humor would have worked. And how. But as a very real juncture in the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents’ final mission, it fell flat for me, and while keeping two-thirds of the team off-screen for almost the entire hour. (Even May’s grim-faced “interrogation” of Deke that kicked off the episode had no real payoff, comedic, ironic or otherwise.)

                                What all happened during the 20 months that elapsed for stranded Mack and Deke? After the Zephyr abruptly blipped away, Mack bailed on his colleague to return home to observe him and his brother Reuben from afar, never delivering the model car kit he had bought. From there, he holed up in a motel room for months/holidays on end, assembling model car after model car, draining six-pack after six-pack. Deke repeatedly tried to reach out to Mack, after enlisting a sketchy P.I. to find him. (We’ll save the many geography questions raised by this episode for TVLine’s TV Questions column on Friday.) One evening, Deke slipped under the door an invite to a local bar, where Mack found his teammate singling lead for The Deke Squad, a pop band that was a “cover” for a ragtag group of wannabe operatives: Roxy, Olga, the “Chang Gang” twins, and the aforementioned sketchy Cricket. Mack scoffed at what Deke had assembled (and again co-opted), and was further aghast to see how they had tricked out the Lighthouse with neon, pinball machines, hot tubs and the like. Coulson was able to chime in/nudge the would-be team along, as a Max Headroom-like character built off of a hard drive of his memory that… existed where after the events of 1976?

                                Sibyl meanwhile made contact through a CRT computer with an electronics shop wonk (Beauty and the Beast‘s Austin Basis), whom she wooed into building her a robot body. Robot Sibyl then built herself some cohorts, before having her nerdy beau whacked. The low-tech Chronicoms then sneaked into the Lighthouse to make much blood-splattering mayhem, while Robot Sybil unearthed and slinked off with the buried gizmo she uses to read time streams.

                                By episode’s end, a touched Mack had learned that during his motel room hibernation, Deke had been checking in on the Mackenzie brothers… May and Yo-Yo arrived in 1983 via Quinjet to reclaim Mack and Deke (and meet their small team of semi-honed rookie agents)… Coulson seemingly will have a new LMD body to inhabit… and Sybil’s severed arm slowwwwwly wheeled a great distance to present the time stream-reading gizmo to Nathaniel Malick, with whom she will now conspire.

                                What did you think of “The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The D”? Was it clever/funny enough to outweigh its plot holes?


                                • S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Ming-Na Wen Tease Afterlife 'Spa Day,' Sparring With Mulan and More



                                  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Offers Update on If/When We'll See MIA Fitz



                                    • Well that was surprising in a few ways.

                                      May and Elena spent 27 days with Deke and Mack at the Lighthouse, they never went backwards in time, still impossible. I wonder what happened to Deke's recruits?

                                      So...who is Cora's father? Did Daisy always have a sister? Did Lee/Mr Stabby kill her originally? Or was it suicide?

                                      So that's what Daisy said in the barn. I could never understand her even on replays.

                                      Nathaniel has full Quaking Control...not good. Especially if he harvests more Inhuman powers into him/his goons.

                                      The team has a full speedster now! Hopefully it works out better then Age of Ultron.

                                      Nice to see May and Elena bonding, wasn't too into the Elena backstory though. Other then Ruby I also saw Tess which must have been traumatic even though she came back later. And I'm pretty sure her cousin was the one who died when we first met her.

                                      So are we making Jiaying and Gordon allies this time. Gonna be awkward when Gordon meets Mack and Fitz at the very least. This was way before Lincoln and probably Alisha were at Afterlife though.

                                      7x09 Promo:
                                      Last edited by DanSlayer; 16-07-20, 05:13 AM.


                                      • Caught up with last weeks episode over the weekend and watched tonight's ofcourse.

                                        Really enjoyed both but I liked tonight which was very Yo Yo centric.Also great bringing back Jiaying.


                                        Post Mortems

                                        Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Reacts to That Heartbreaking Reveal — Plus, What New Weapon Did Malick Acquire?

                                        By Matt Webb Mitovich / July 15 2020,

                                        This week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Yo-Yo aimed to get her Inhuman mojo back, and to that end was accompanied by May on a trip to Afterlife circa 1983. Alas, they were not alone in their interest in the Inhuman homebase….

                                        With the Zephyr’s pit stops in time getting shorter and shorter — akin to the pattern of a rock skipping across water — the ship runs the risk of soon doing a “jump within a jump,” which does not sound good. But a rapidly pulsating protective shield surrounds the jump drive, preventing anyone from disconnecting the regulator. Unless said person was superfast.

                                        Yo-Yo and May make a beeline in the Quinjet for Afterlife, where they don’t get the friendliest reception from Jiaying’s associate, Li, who with blind teleporter Gordon is chasing a young woman named Cora through the woods. Delivered to Jiaying, Yo-Yo proves using a diviner that she is an inhuman, but lost her powers — presumably due to Shrike poisoning. Jiaying is curious to know how a power might be removed, so she agrees to run Yo-Yo through some therapies, including a proposed “mind meld” of sorts with newly empathic May. But when that touchy-feely tactic falls short, the ladies decide to slug it out, via sparring, an exercise that sparks for Yo-Yo memories of Tess’ death, Ruby’s, and others. The final flash May senses, though, is of a young Elena, cowering in a closet with a little boy.

                                        Sitting down with May, Yo-Yo detailed that around age 10 or 11, after her dad got mixed up with some bad people, she went to live with her uncle and cousin. Trouble followed her, though, and on the night glimpsed, one of her father’s enemies roughed up/leaned on her uncle for money owed. When the thug at one point spotted and set aside her abuela’s gold cross necklace, Elena sneaked out of the closet to take it back. When the thug saw it gone, he took it out on the uncle. A fight over a gun ensued, and the uncle wound up dead.

                                        “I should never have taken it,” present-day Yo-Yo lamented. “I should have stayed still.”

                                        Once back on the Zephyr — after Nathaniel Malick showed up at Afterlife to woo away the disgruntled and highly combustible Cora, whose powers Jiaying was hoping to remove — Yo-Yo sighed that, still powerless, she could be no help with the time drive. When May reassured, “You’ll bounce back,” Yo-Yo had an epiphany: “I don’t have to bounce back!” And on that note, she speedstered one-way to the time drive and extracted the regulator between pulses — though, at episode’s end, the Zephyr nonetheless got pulled into an unexpected jump, the ship and team’s fate left TBD.

                                        TVLine asked Natalia Cordova-Buckley about discovering Elena’s sad backstory, and this is what she said:

                                        "I love that it came up, because though it had never been discussed with the writers, I always had some sort of idea that something very, very tragic must have happened to Yo-Yo. We never really discuss if her mom is still alive, if she knew about her dad [who in the comics was a villain]… That was never spoken of. But I knew that if that was her past in the comic books, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. something really harsh had to have happened for her to have the guarded personality she’s got."

                                        "Also, I love that it reflects her way of always trying to save the people she loves, but sometimes she makes a mistake — and she holds that pain in her heart. She always thought that doing what she did [that night] when she was young hurt her family, so she has carried that a long time. What’s interesting about doing TV shows is that that wasn’t written, and yet somehow in every episode it appeared there’s a bit of the heaviness Yo-Yo carries from her past. It was awesome for the writers to pick that up and bring it to life. In a lot of hero stories, whether they’re fictional or people that have lived in this world, there’s always a very tragic crime that defines who they are, and I always wondered what that was for Yo-Yo. This brings it full circle, and you understand why it’s all so personal for her."

                                        TVLine also asked NC-B and Ming-Na Wen when the Zephyr landed after its latest, unwanted jump. If the outcome is anywhere near as bad as feared. “It’s never good,” said Wen. “It’s never good.”

                                        Also in this week’s episode: Jemma gifted Sousa with a snazzy prosthetic leg… Coulson slowly but surely received a new body… and we (and Deke) saw Jemma record a video message to Fitz, inviting us to wonder when we might see him in the flesh. (This was prior to castmate Elizabeth Henstridge throwing patient fans a bone here.) Alas, Cordova-Buckley and Wen (quite adorably) played coy when asked about the MIA genius.

                                        TVLINE | We’re past the final season’s midpoint now. When will we see Fitz again — sooner versus later?
                                        MING | Who’s Fitz…?
                                        NATALIA | Fitz hasn’t been around…? What do you mean?
                                        MING | Yeah, what?
                                        NATALIA | I don’t think we can tell you….
                                        MING | But Matt tried, one last time! You tried one last time before the series ends. [Laughs] You’re the eternal optimist.

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