Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: ‘Failed Experiments’

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – 'Failed Experiments'

But I realize I’m doing this review bass ackwards, starting at the end of the episode before covering the rest of it. So what happened on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week? Well, the thrust of the episode this time is that Hive, along with the recently kidnapped Holden Radcliffe, are attempting to recreate the original Kree experiments that birthed the Inhumans millennia ago. To do that, they need Kree blood, and that’s where the do-dads unearthed from the ground beneath James’ trailer come in handy. It turns out that together these artifacts form a device that would summon the Kree to Earth in case the Inhumans ever attempted to seize power. So, with the device in hand, all Hive has to do is wait for the Kree to come and steal their blood for his experiments.

Meanwhile, back at S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ, Fitz/Simmons are working on an antidote to counteract Hive’s parasitic influence, but the two are somewhat at odds about the best way to proceed. Fitz realizes that they’ve gone about as far as they can without testing the serum on an Inhuman subject, but Simmons is unwilling to go to (In)human testing just yet because she has no idea what the side effects might be. The serum would compromise their immune system at the very least, and might even lead to death. Lincoln, being the well-intentioned dummy that he is, volunteers to test the serum, and when they turn him down, he sneaks into the lab to shoot himself up with the antidote.

Amidst all of this, Coulson has locked himself in his office, scouring hours upon hours of surveillance footage hoping to catch sight of Daisy. At long last, the facial recognition finally finds a match, putting Daisy in a deserted mining town in middle-of-nowhere, Wyoming. He assembles the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and they invade Hive’s Wyoming hideaway just as the Kree are responding to their invitation. There’s some fisticuffs between Inhumans and Kree, followed by the aforementioned confrontation between Mack and Daisy before the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are forced to retreat, having sabotaged Hive’s experiment, but ultimately failing to stop him or rescue Daisy from his clutches.

David Daut

David Daut

Though his taste has been described as ‘broken’, David maintains that the Fast & Furious series is the greatest cultural achievement of the modern era.