TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S4E15 Self Control
As more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., suspicion begins to turn to paranoia among the members of Coulson’s team.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gives us an entertaining dive into the rabbit hole as the episode progresses and we’re wondering more and more who is an LMD and who isn’t. While I’d have liked a slow build to it all, this episode delivers what I’ve been looking for going with an almost psychological horror as we question everything. The episode is the last before a month break and it leaves us with a lot of action and an ending of the episode that’s the best of the season so far, and one of the best episode endings of the series.
As I said, the episode is a spiral and a build up. There’s only a few agents left to mount a resistance against the LMDs and even then, have they been compromised? That’s the question we’re left with over and over. We never fully know exactly who is still themselves and who is an LMD. That’s some solid work as we’re kept on our toes.
The episode also amps things up with Aida who is also spiraling in her own way, into craziness. She makes some shocking moves that will change things.
But, it’s the last 15 minutes or so of the episode, especially the last 5 that really ups the excitement for what’s to come. We get to see what everyone’s fantasies are within the program giving us a better idea about their wants and desires and while some are obvious, some are quite shocking.
And that’s what’s great about this episode, its ability to shock with twists. This is one of the strongest of the entire season as it keeps things very simple but builds upon the ongoing story. More like this please!
Overall Score: 8.95