AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
EPISIODE FOUR, SEASON THREE- "DEVILS YOU KNOW"
Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone.
That's exactly what went flying through my head after tonight's episode concluded. Even though Director Coulson is doing everything to make S.H.I.E.L.D. a better organization than it was, it is a spy agency. It is still run on secrets, and those secrets could still get certain people in trouble. In fact, its very possible that they could have got someone killed tonight.
Coulson does not tell Agent Johnson or Agent Mack that he's helping the ATCU. Coulson also doesn't tell Bobbi Morse about Hunter going after Ward. When Hunter infiltrates Ward's new HYDRA, he and Agent May are able to kill several of his men, but Ward lets them know that they are keeping tabs on May's ex-husband, and if they don't layoff, he could die. Hunter has already risked so much to get to Ward, so he goes in guns blazing. Oh, and Lash? The new Inhuman that looks more like a sea monster than a person, well apparently he can shapeshift, and the show is sending pretty strong signals that we have seen him before in a human form. Oh, and Jemma finally lets Fitz know that she needs to go back to the planet she was marooned one, still for reasons unknown.
This was a very interesting episode just because of how gleefully it plays with secrets and lies, and how spies use that to save the world. In the end, because spies lie and deceive, are they really the heroes they claim to be? The world of espionage has always been a gray one, and that gray world in this story almost brought the world to its knees. Perhaps these secrets and lies will keep playing into the season as a whole, and maybe they affect the Civil War somehow? Who knows. Its fun to hatch theories like this, with a show so deeply connected to a film franchise.
I will be interested to see how these decisions and choices haunt everyone moving forward.
What did everyone else think?