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Episode 2 was intense. Daisy (Chloe Bennet) got some answers from the mysterious rider and we get answers about the ghost lady in the box as well as who the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. really is.  So let’s start with the ghost lady in the box.

So the ghost lady in the box, Lucy, may not exactly be a ghost.  When Mack (Henry Simmons) showed Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) the footage from the dock, they see her, but try to come up with a scientific explanation of what she really is.  Aaaaannnddd…it looks like they might be right.  Lucy returns to an energy plant and opened some boxes with more people inside and they were not happy.  They blame Lucy for what happened to them, even though none of them know what really happened.  They keep referring to a book and ‘him”…Ghost Rider maybe?  Lucy made a plan to reverse what happened to them after they find the book and him, but not all of them are ready to follow her.

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Daisy went to the garage where she first met the rider to let him know that she knows who he really is.  Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) told Daisy to back off and stay out of his business. Of course Daisy refuses since they are both Inhumans. Robbie insisted that he is something else, saying he sold his soul. He just wanted Daisy to go away so he told her to fight him or turn him in…he had nothing to lose.  She angered him when she mentioned his brother Gabe. Robbie attacked Daisy, knocking her out and then tied her up.

When Daisy woke up, she saw Robbie going through her things. Daisy asked Robbie to kill her in their previous meeting, so he was looking for a reason. He also told her that her arm was fractured. Robbie said the big difference between them was that Daisy felt bad for those who died in her wake and Robbie doesn’t feel anything.  Daisy questioned why Robbie killed the guys from the Aryan Brotherhood, he said they had spilled innocent blood.  She asked if he knew what was in the box that they stole.  Robbie made it clear that he doesn’t care.  She mentioned that the box was from the Momentum Alternative Energy lab in Pasadena.  Robbie recognized that name, taped Daisy’s mouth, and left.  Daisy of course got loose and went after him, but he gets away.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jennifer Clasen) MING-NA WEN

May (Ming-Na Wen) was waiting with Coulson (Clark Gregg) to meet with the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director, expecting to be chewed out for letting Daisy escape. May mentioned that Coulson had the opportunity to be the director, but he said he was fine with being in the field. He said the Zephyr One is his home now and they can’t take that away…or can they?  

When they finally get to the director’s office, he seemed pretty laid back. The new director, or Jeffery (Jason O’Mara) wasn’t upset that Daisy got away. His reason for wanting to meet with Coulson and May was to reiterate his commitment to making S.H.I.E.L.D. a legitimate public organization. He needed to be able to count on Coulson and May to help gain the public’s trust again.  And Daisy is a threat to that trust.  He wasn’t mad, but he does want results….hmmmmm….

Jeffrey asked for Coulson’s help with a tour for the some of the House Appropriations committee, since he knew all about the history of the SSR and Peggy Carter.  May saw the tour pass by and some of their faces changed. May becomes agitated and went to talk to one of the Chinese gang members from the dock. He became agitated when she mentioned the box and started hitting his head on the door.  Simmons stopped him, and immediately met the tour.  She told Coulson to find May.

May went to the locker room to look for something, her anxiety was rising.  Coulson tried to talk her into going to the lab, but she lost it when his face changed too.  May goes ballistic on all of the agents in the room, including Coulson.  No one can stop her. Jeffrey came in and tried to talk to her, but May hit him…and hit him again…and hit him again. She called him a monster, and he answered that he preferred to be called Inhuman. (WHAT!!!) He knocked out May to stop her from hurting anyone else or herself.img_0334

Mack and Fitz were on their way to the Pasadena energy lab when Mack realizes that their medication inventory is getting low.  When they arrive at the lab, it is empty, but then a ghost appears, attacks Mack, locks him in a chamber and went after Fitz when Robbie showed up and stopped the ghost.  Fitz then tried to free Mack, but the door won’t open. Daisy entered and opened the door.  Fitz stopped the detonator that was set to blow up the building and the Ghost Rider incinerated the ghost. Mack and Fitz get a good look at Robbie as the Ghost Rider.  Mack started to go after the Ghost Rider, but Daisy stopped him.  On his way out, Ghost Rider takes a picture of a group of people that I assume are now the ghosts.

On the Zephyr, Mack is patching up Daisy and asked her why she’s running around with a killer.  He pleaded with her to come home and let them take care of her.  He starts to mention the meds to help repair bones but then realizes that she already has the meds…and Yo-Yo was the one who gave them to her.  Mack got angry that Daisy would steal from them after everything they have done to look out for her.  Fitz was mad too.  He said they’ve all been through something traumatic, but never turned their back on the team like Daisy did.  Daisy said she is doing what she has to do to keep from anyone else getting hurt. Mack says it’s not her choice. She thanked them for the help and left.

The tour group left and Coulson chased down the director to find out what kind of treatment May would be receiving.  Jeffrey reminded Coulson that Coulson didn’t want to be the director.  Now the director is counting on Coulson to be one of his top agents and that meant that Coulson could not be objective about Daisy or May.  And the treatment that May will receive, is classified.  We get to see May leaving with the House Appropriations committee, strapped down.

Finally, Daisy ‘s van wouldn’t start and just as she is about to walk away,  Robbie drove up.  He said he might now how “those things” are connected…through him. Daisy got in his car and they drive away.

I was pretty excited when I found out Ghost Rider was being written into the show.  I have not been disappointed yet, in fact, I’m more intrigued by Robbie Reyes’ backstory.  Which looks like we will get to see very soon. I just hope there’s no love story involved…

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How does an Inhuman become the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.?? Jeffery, Jason O’Mara was actually very entertaining.  Like Coulson and May, I was expecting someone stuffy and stern and he’s just like…chilled out…but determined at the same time. He knows exactly what he wants to do with SHIELD and has set up rules to make sure that his goals are met.  I’m sure there’s a secret there somewhere…there has to be.  There is some speculation that he is actually Jeffrey Mace, Patriot, who became a superhero just after Captain America emerged. But…Patriot had no superpowers and was 100% human.

For now he’s the fun-boss…with rules and regulations to adhere to.  I wonder what he does to those who break the rules? Something tells me that May is about to find out…and that won’t sit well with our team when they find out how May is being treated.

And MAY!!! Ugh!! I’m not used to seeing her so vulnerable. We’ve seen her softer side, but she was always in control.  Now…this ghost thing…I’m genuinely concerned for May and how this experience will change her.  

And finally we got to see how Daisy’s abandonment has affected the rest of the team.  Coulson is more like a concerned dad looking for his kid, but Mack and Fitz practically punched me in the heart. I guess I would be angry too at Daisy.  She’ll find her way home…some way…some how.

The speculation around the net is that the ghost storyline has something to do with a book called Darkhold, or The Book of Sins.  The book created the first vampire, the curse of the  werewolf, and controlled zombies in the MCU.  It also contained the Montesi Formula that Doctor Strange used to destroy all vampires on Earth.  Doctor Strange took custody of the Darkhold afterwards.  So is that where we’re headed?

Tune in on Tuesdays to find out! Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in 2 weeks on October 11.

Noetta Harjo
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