This episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was a rollercoaster of mayhem!
We get started in North Hollywood, California, where Lash makes another appearance taking down 3 Inhumans in hiding.
While Morse, Coulson and Fitz handle the aftermath, Daisy and Mac are busy tracking down Lash. They end up being cornered by the ATCU, who are also investigating the incident.
Turns out, some people were Inhuman before the Terrigen Mist spread.
Meanwhile, Hunter is finally brought in for a HYDRA mission.
Simmons gets counseling from Garner. What was thought to be PTSD last episode, Simmons said, isn’t. She claims that she’s fine, but Garner says otherwise. Simmons’ front may or may-not be sincere, but what has she really been through?
Out of nowhere, May comes back to S.H.I.E.L.D., much to Coulson and Garner’s surprise. She worries that Hunter’s revenge mission may be too big for him to handle. And we get more insight on what caused the fallout between May and Garner.
In the midst of that, Fitz discovers a series of notes Simmons made about the Monolith. When Simmons sees him perusing through, she panics and runs away with the notes.
Daisy suspects who Lash really is: a former social security worker. The ATCU and S.H.I.E.L.D. launch a joint mission, with some reservation between the two. They find the guy, but he’s covered in lesions. The person they thought was Lash, was just an informant for Lash. He gives out Lash’s M.O. and turns himself in, revealing he is an Inhuman as well.
In a nice bit of character interaction, we see Bobbi and Simmons relate to each other’s inability to get back to work. Bobbi for wanting to help Hunter, and Simmons’ apparent desire to re-enter the monolith.
While transporting the informant, Lash breaks in the vehicle and crashes it, taking him, while everyone is left unconscious. We see a brief scene on Lash when Daisy regains consciousness.
Hunter finally enters the belly of the beast, and manages to survive a shootout with Ward. Just as he’s about to get cornered, May comes in to save his ass. And JUST as they’re about to take out Ward, he ends up putting them in a situation that ends up costing dearly for May.
In the end, we see Fitz and Simmons argue about the Monolith, and what really happened at her time away from Earth. A solid episode, the ending left me with too many emotions, given how long I’ve been watching the show. ABC is definitely raising the bar.