As Ghost Rider’s quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Mack must rely on an unlikely ally in their time of desperate need; and Daisy reunites with a familiar face to stop the Watchdogs.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings some things together as we finally get an idea as to what the main goal of the bad guy is (sort of) and Ghost Rider, Daisy, and Coulson’s SHIELD come together.
The episode has Daisy and Robbie/Ghost Rider going after the Watchdogs and need to help of a familiar face from last year. There’s a twist to that little plot and it’s absolutely the worst thing of the episode. It’s a plot twist that’s not explained and so far just thrown out there. We don’t quite get why this particular thing happens and it the Watchdogs basically become a side story for the season based off of what is revealed. Hopefully they weren’t just a macguffin to get characters to this point, but we’ll see.
There’s some cool moments. Coulson and Robbie get into a drag race with some solid humor and entertaining back and forth between Coulson and Mack. It’s cool to see the two power cards take each other on and how Robbie is stopped got me to laugh pretty good. So, the action is decent.
We also get some more with Ada and I have no idea where the plot with the life model decoy is going. I’m interesting in seeing it, because this is a concept that’s really ingrained into the Marvel universe and opens up a lot of possibilities. Again, there’s some humor there too.
But, the biggest reveal is what the ghost is after and it’s an item that really takes the series and Marvel Cinematic Universe into some spiritual territory. It’s something familiar to comic fans, or at least those who read Marvel’s horror comics of the 90s. I don’t want to ruin it, but it’s a cool blast from the past for me. It’s also clear the show is going to tie into Dr. Strange somehow.
Again, the episode is a decent one. It’s not bad in any way, but it also doesn’t quite jump out to me. There’s some good. There’s some bad. Thankfully more good than bad. The episode had a goal and that was to bring together some of the characters and it pulled that off in an interesting way. We also have a direction going forward and out of everything, that’s the most interesting aspect of the episode.
Overall Score: 7.70