The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are back in their time zone.  There are a couple of issues to deal with.  First, the agents are stuck in a time loop that ends in the destruction of the earth.  The team was taken to the future to save humanity.  They found out that they have been returning to the past and repeating the same mistakes over and over.  Future YoYo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) told her past self, the only way to stop it is to let Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) die.  Coulson is sick. He has come kind of black substance in his veins, but he’s hiding it from everyone.

Second, the agents left the present with a lot of legal trouble, courtesy of AIDA. She created Life Model Decoys of the team in season four, hoping to replace the originals.  Those LMD’s destroyed the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.  And the LMD Daisy shot General Talbot (Adrian Pasdar) in the head, putting him in a coma.  

We know that S.H.I.E.L.D. is being hunted.  General Hale (Catherine Dent) was tasked with bringing the team in after they emerged from the Framework. She was only able to capture Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) because everyone else was in the future.  Of course Fitz escaped and the general needed a new strategy.

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In “All the Comforts of Home” we meet Ruby (Dove Cameron), General Hale’s daughter. Ruby is a big fan of Daisy Johnson.  The general tries to connect with Ruby, but there’s obviously some tension there.  Ruby asks the general if she’s one of the bad guys.  She knows that what her mom’s orders are.  And S.H.I.E.L.D. are supposed to be the good guys so does that make Hale a bad guy?

Hale tells Ruby that she is following her orders to find S.H.I.E.L.D. and arrest them.  She tells Ruby that she has to answer to someone. She is doing what she must to build a better world for Ruby.  Hale says when S.H.I.E.L.D. resurfaces, she will put an end to it all.

The Return

Coulson and his team arrive in the lighthouse.  At first they are confused, thinking that the monolith didn’t work. Fitz tells them that it takes them through time but in the same place. They are home.  Coulson switches on light and starts an old video message from General Rick Stoner (Patrick Warburton).  Stoner explains the lighthouse is part of Project Reclamation. Top people from around the world were chosen to stay there to preserve humanity.  Coulson says Project Reclamation was never initiated because the 1972 hydrogen wave crisis was averted.  No one knows about the lighthouse…it’s not even on Fury’s radar!

Coulson tells Mack (Henry Simmons) to have his injuries looked at.  Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) says everyone needs to be examined.  YoYo tells Coulson to have his cut looked at, but Coulson says they can worry about it later.  Coulson instructs Mack and YoYo to go with Simmons, May (Ming-Na Wen) and Fitz to explore the lighthouse and he will sit with Daisy. As soon as everyone leaves, Daisy wakes up.  Coulson defends himself by saying he would never leave her behind. Despite the risks, he needs her with him.  Daisy is okay with that.

Ok, so remember Enoch was an alien who was sent to Earth to observe the human race and to never interfere unless some kind of cataclysmic event happened? Well, he’s not the only one. May and Fitz find Noah (Joel David Moore).  Enoch sent for Noah when he left with Fitz.  May and Fitz also find three monoliths incased in glass.  Noah tells them that the lighthouse is the safest place for the monoliths since no one knows about the bunker below the lighthouse.  Noah takes them to his control center where May finds a video of a light coming from the sky.  Coulson says this is what Voss warned him about.  This is the beginning of the end of the world. 


The Light in the Sky

Noah explains to them that the light appeared a few weeks before.  It’s targeting a facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Fitz tells them where he and Hunter hid the Zephyr. They plan their trip to St. Louis, but Daisy says she’s not going.  She wants to stay away from the omens because she supposedly quakes the world and destroys it. 

They are wanted, so they have to be sneaky.  Noah shows them the underground tunnels of the lighthouse.  One of the tunnels takes them to small town called River’s End.  The team heads out. Once outside, the team breathe in the fresh air and bask in the sunlight.  They find a van and Coulson asks Mack to hot wire. He promises that they will return it. 

As the team drives along, they talk about all the things that could go wrong. Really, they are listing all the dangerous situations they’ve already been in.  AIDA, the Framework, that time Ward sent Fitz and Simmons to the bottom of the ocean, the team’s encounter with Daisy’s parents…dancing…

Meanwhile Daisy sets up an alert in case the others are spotted and taken into custody.  While she searches everything, she finds out that they are the most wanted people on the planet. They are at the top of everyone’s lists.  

A police officer stops Coulson and team. He asks if the van was worth what they paid for it.  Mack plays it off by talking about the engine.  The cop wishes them a good day and drives off.  The team keeps going, driving past a large building where Deke (Jeff Ward) appears.  

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Oh Boy


Deke is so overwhelmed by what he sees that he’s hugging trees.  Deke begins his Earth Adventure by going to a bar and ordering a beer.  He hates the beer and asks for something delicious. The bartender gives him a Zima!  Let the party begin! He has several bottles, plays some games, eats a burger and then calls it a night.  The bartender tells him to pay up and a drunk Deke tries to pay with his metric.  The bartender tells him that he only accepts cash and credit cards.  Deke tries to ditch him, but runs into the pool table and falls.  He says he’s from the future and passes out.

Daisy finds something that Rick Stoner put in the lighthouse.  At the same time she gets an alert from the local authorities.  Deke’s picture comes up and Daisy cannot believe it.  She explains to Noah of who Deke is and that he could talk to the cops. She asks Noah to get Deke from the police station.  Noah explains that he cannot interfere, despite that fact that Enoch did interfere a lot. But Enoch was reckless. Daisy decides to go and asks for Noah’s suit.

Deke is in jail, babbling about the wonders of the world to the chief of police. He says he has friends in high places that will clear everything up for him.  Daisy walks in and introduces herself as Sinara Smith (LOL). She says she is a state social worker and she’s there to pick up Deke. Her story is that he wandered away during a field trip.  She tells the chief to check the alert she put out when she lost him.  

The cops asks what’s wrong with Deke and Daisy basically says he’s an idiot.  While they talk about Deke’s outrageous behavior, the second cop in the room makes a phone call.  They hand Deke over to Daisy. They start to walk out the door and the second cop stops them. There’s more paperwork to fill out.  

Daisy pulls Deke aside.  He starts to tell her how he got to earth and it turns into how much he likes Zima. Daisy makes sure that Deke didn’t say anything who they are.  He ratted out people to the Kree in the future.  Deke says he won’t do that this time.  He’s still a little drunk so everything is still really awesome!


E Tu Brute?

Coulson and the team make it to the Zephyr.  May feels so much better at the helm.  She notices that Coulson isn’t feeling well and suggest he have Simmons take a look at him. he insists that he’s fine. Fitz interrupts, saying he found something. 

The light is targeting an aerospace industry laboratory.  Fitz slows down the frame rate on the video, they see that the light is being sent to space.  They have seen this type of beacon before.  It’s the same beacon that the Hive used to call the Kree to earth. 

Mack knows YoYo is worried about something.  He tries to cheer her up.  Mack tells her not to let the things that Kasius did get to her.  She’s having a hard time letting go.  He promises that they will change the future and offers to find a giant rock for her to crush. YoYo smiles, but she doesn’t say anything about Coulson.

They arrive in St. Louis and immediately head for the lab.  No one is there. They find a room with one life sign. When the enter the room, they find Agent Piper (Briana Venskus).  She shows them the beacon and that she can’t figure out how to stop it.

General Hale is alerted that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been spotted. She orders them to detain the team.  

So Piper was with the team when they escaped the authorities after the Framework.  She says afterward, she had to lay low because she is a most wanted as well.  She decided to look for the team, but never saw any sign. While watching the news, she saw the report about the light in the sky. She recognized the beacon from her first S.H.I.E.L.D. mission.  She went to warn the lab and to fight off any Kree that arrived.  Piper says the beacon is there as part of a government contract. When it turned on, she made everyone leave and waited. 

Fitz and Simmons are able to turn off the beacon. Fitz finds a man-made timer near the power source. A human tried to put the beacon back together and did a sloppy job. Piper pulls a gun on them. She apologizes, saying she had to make a deal.  The beacon wasn’t set up to contact the Kree.  It was set up to expose S.H.I.E.L.D..  

The real story is that Piper thought S.H.I.E.L.D. was dead. She was captured and told General Hale everything. She says Hale knows they aren’t guilty. Hale guaranteed their safety and asked Piper to help bring them in. 

A team of armed guards enter the next room where May, Yoyo and Mack are.  A woman enters behind them. The guards instruct them to drop their weapons.  May signals everyone to do so.  The guards ask for orders and the woman says to kill them. 

YoYo runs and takes away the guns from the guards.  May and Mack start fighting.  Coulson realizes that they are not safe.  Piper says her orders were to capture, not kill.  She watches in disbelief.  Mack shoots a guard in the face, exposing his robotic workings.  While they fight, Coulson talks Piper into helping them escape.  


It’s All Coming True

Mack is in trouble. A guard has a hold on YoYo, but she gets loose and runs to Mack.  At the same time the masked woman throws a round blade the air.  She cuts off YoYo’s arms.  Mack fights his way to YoYo, wrapping her up in a blanket.  He wants to take her to the emergency room, but it’s too risky.  YoYo asks for Simmons. The team escapes capture once again.

Daisy takes Deke back to the control center.  May calls in asking for a landing location. Daisy starts to tell her what Rick Stoner did, but May really needs to land.  Daisy knows that something is wrong.  

The team lands and YoYo is taken to the med bay. Simmons works on sewing up her arms.  Fitz and Noah put the beacon away near the monoliths.  Daisy and Deke catch up with the team and Daisy runs to comfort Mack. 

General Hale returns to Ruby’s room.  The masked woman walks in. It’s Ruby. Hale asks for an explanation about what happened at the lab.  Ruby says she forced their hand and now they need medical attention. Hale says they had S.H.I.E.L.D. where they wanted them.  Ruby says Daisy Johnson wasn’t there. She wants Daisy.  Hale Says Ruby is sloppy and a disappointment. At least they took the beacon.

At the lighthouse, Fitz and Noah examine the beacon to make sure there isn’t a tracker on it.  Noah points out that the beacon is getting hotter. He tells them to run. He jumps on top of the beacon as it explodes.

A man is on a morning run in Philadelphia when a car drives up beside him.  General Hale is inside and the man is Carl Creel (Brian Patrick Wade). Creel has powers but he’s not Inhuman. As a matter of fact, he’s immune to the terrigenesis mist.  Creel immediately tells Hale that he’s not interested in being a hired gun.  Hale tells Creel that she is putting together a team and Creel gets in her car. 

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Wow! So much is happening.  I guess we can expect to see signs from the future in the present.  But I’m wondering about Deke.  Does Deke travel through time in every loop?  Or is he the outlier in this equation?  Will the team have to go through the loop again to figure out how to stop everything from happening? What kind of team is Hale putting together?  And why is Ruby so obsessed with Daisy?

Maybe we’ll get some answers next week when the 100th episode airs!  I’m excited to see the old faces that show up!





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