Last week saw the return of Agents of SHIELD and the reveal of their LMD storyline. We were lead to believe that Dr. Radcliffe’s (John Hannah) creation, AIDA, had gained sentience via use of this season’s MacGuffin, The Darkhold. However, at the end of the episode, it was revealed that Dr. Radcliffe was actually behind all of this and had programmed AIDA to do exactly what she was doing and say what she said. She was designed to lead the team to believe she had gone rogue, like Ultron before her.
But it’s actually Dr. Radcliffe who wants the Darkhold and he’s pulling strings from the dark. In this week’s episode, “The Patriot,” week we’re promised to learn about the secrets behind Director Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara), who he is and how he got his powers. ABC released a new clip today showing us that we’re certain to learn even more about Dr. Radcliffe and what he’s up to.
In the clip we see Radcliffe speaking with his brilliant automaton, AIDA (Mallory Jansen), as she watches over their captive Agent Melinda May (Ming Na-Wen). Radcliffe wants to make sure that there are no more deaths, so he admonishes AIDA to stop killing to keep his secret safe, promising to rework some of her parameters. However, in this discussion we also learn that Radcliffe has programmed Agent May, on a subconscious level, to woo Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) specifically to retrieve the Darkhold.
Poor Agent Coulson. Will he ever find true love?
You can watch the clip below.
He has two cats and knows all things about Doctor Strange but little else.