'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 11 Review: Chronicoms make big move, what will they do to save the day?
In the penultimate episode, it looks like the Chronicoms' mission is lost, though we're sure our heroes will find a way to fight back
Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 11 'Brand New Day'
After a rollercoaster journey through time, 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 - the final season - is all set to face its end. In the penultimate episode, Episode 11 'Brand New Day', the Chronicoms make their big move and it looks like the mission is lost, though we're sure our heroes will find a way to fight back.
Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) has some interesting scenes in the episode, interacting with Kora (Dianne Doan). After her first attempt at getting through to the young Inhuman ends with Kora ripping out the Lighthouse's power supply and letting Sibyl (Tamara Taylor) into the computers, May decides to show Kora what happened to Jiaying (Dichen Lachman). Unfortunately, the grief of losing her mother doesn't have the redeeming effect May hoped it would have on Kora. She still insists that Nathaniel Malick (Thomas E Sullivan) is right and they share a kiss towards the end of the episode. It looks like Kora might actually be a lost cause.
Oh, and while all that's happening, John Garrett (James Paxton) has managed to capture Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) and Nathaniel keeps digging into Jemma Simmons's (Elizabeth Henstridge) mind to find out where Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) is hiding. In the process, we find some troubling information about somebody's bloodwork but thankfully, Nathaniel doesn't get what he wanted. In fact, he sort of wipes the memory of Fitz from Simmons's mind. That's just the sort of tragic twist that FitzSimmons has been dealing with since the start of the show and we're glad that at least Nathaniel didn't manage to find Fitz and kill him.
Unfortunately, he might not have to. All the hints we've had all season point to Fitz being dead and this talk of bloodwork suggests that he may have developed some kind of fatal illness, prompting Simmons to leave him to die and use the implant to forget all about it. While that star-crossed love story is going on, there's a far more happy one unfolding in space. Fed up of having their every move predicted by Sibyl, Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet), Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie (Henry Simmons), and Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) take the Quinjet and fly out into space to find the Zephyr and rescue Simmons and Deke.
In between, Mack realizes that Daisy has a thing for Sousa and later gives the old agent "the talk", basically telling him to treat Daisy right or else Sousa will have to face the wrath of the entirety of SHIELD. It's an adorable scene that's light and humorous, giving us just the break we need from all the doom and gloom. Speaking of doom, there's a lot of that going around. At the end of the episode, Malick calls the Chronicom fleet to Earth and they begin wiping out SHIELD bases with their space lasers, using co-ordinates dug up by Sibyl while she was in the Lighthouse's computer system.
Now it appears the Chronicoms have won so we just want to know what hail mary the agents will attempt to save the day. Luckily, next week's series finale will be a two-parter so there will be more than enough content to satisfy us before the show finally bows out.
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on ABC.