'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 6 Review: Nothing goes right for the agents but it still is an epic watch
Had this been a mid-season finale, it would be the perfect episode as it had viewers quivering in anticipation
The Avengers is a great team, and from what we saw in 2012, they went from a bunch of squabbling skilled individuals to become the earth's mightiest heroes. The characters in 'Agents of SHIELD' are on the same path, even though they haven't squabbled. Each of the characters in today's episode had a fight of their own, but the win seems like a failure and this sets the tone for the second half of the season.
Had this been a mid-season finale, it would be the perfect episode as it had viewers quivering in anticipation. However, even if it isn't, it's still going to have Reddit and social media buzzing. Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) make it out by the skin of their teeth, LMD Coulson (Clark Gregg) sacrifices himself once again, Mack literally fights his fake parents neutralizing them, but nothing has gone right for the agents.
The rescue mission may have saved the world for the time being, but their lives are a bust. This is surely the start of how these characters beat the odds making a comeback. It is the start of that time.
Nothing felt right about Mack's (Henry Simmons) parents. They weren't as scared as they should be. The trap was well set for Mack and Yoyo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) and they fell right into it. It was just a pity no one foresaw what was coming. For May (Ming-Na Wen), it was a battle after Coulson tells her that she's slowly feeling some emotions. Her empathic abilities led to them saving Stoner's (Patrick Warburton) life, but it came at a cost.
Sousa and Daisy probably had an abrupt ending as they broke out of captivity. But not before there was a heartening moment where Sousa did his best to keep her going. Nathaniel Malick's experiment to gain her quake abilities failed and this helped them make a getaway. The interesting storyline has to be the conversation between Sybil the predictor and Coulson where the latter highlights what it is to be human despite the shortcomings and limitations.
And somewhere there, the feeling that Coulson would do something to slam the Chronicoms down existed. It came true when he decided to have a rather explosive solution that thwarted the Hunters threat. But in that process, he blows himself up as well. Deke (Jeff Ward) found out Simmons' (Elizabeth Henstridge) secret. The erasing of the memory to prevent from finding Fitz's location was a risky affair.
But can he keep this a secret? To make matters worse, the episode ends with Deke and Mack left in an unknown time between 1976 and the present. However, there's hope. May points out that Coulson will be back and we share the same optimism. Mack and Deke will find a way to join the team, but not before an adventure of their own. 'Adapt or Die' was thoroughly unpredictable since the opening minute and if anything, it just promises an epic start to the second half of the season.
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on ABC.