TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S3E20 Emancipation

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoDaisy’s prophecy ticks closer toward a huge loss as S.H.I.E.L.D. is force to register Inhumans following the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is very improved this episode as it not only deals with the fallout of the Sokovia accords, but the team also finally does something intelligent when taking on Hive.

Talbot pays a visit and demands to find out how many super powered individuals Coulson has working for him. It’s actually smart plotting and is a solid follow up to the film. Simple, but also very effective.

The episode also has Lincoln being recruited by Daisy… with a nice twist eventually. For the first time I felt the team was actually being intelligent in their choices, decisions, and actions.

There are some points that had me screaming at the television. For instance a character turns his back on the bad guys and winds up getting killed. It’s stupid in many ways and you have to wonder why the character doesn’t press ahead to beat Hive and the rest of the Inhumans. It’s really frustrating.

For me though, the highlight of the episode is James, who is clearly James St. James in the comics, using a flaming chain. It’s straight out of the comics and visually awesome.

We also finally get Hives plan, though it is as simple as I expected. So, that’s good at least.

There’s a lot that’s good here. Not as much bad. There’s improvement. But, the episode is better than some previous ones and we’re on to the two hour season finale next!

Overall Score: 7.35