Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” Review
The previous episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a big one as plenty of moving pieces in this story were in action. Ward gets HYDRA back on its field, Hunter begins his hunt for Ward, but not before picking up May along the way who is now understood in her disappearance. Then there is the adventure Fitz, Coulson and company go on in order to retrieve Simmons from the other side of the portal. A truly emotional rescue for only the third episode. A lot to take in, but many necessary storylines that needed to be addressed and closed in order to move on with this progressing Inhumans plot.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” brings us back to the struggle that is Inhumans and their safety in this world. Starting with Mack, Daisy and Coulson having to race against time to keep Lincoln safe. Someone who isn’t so comfortable as an Inhuman as he was before. An interesting turn of events as he and Daisy find themselves in familiar situations. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” started off right showing what it is like for an Inhuman to be on the run. At this point the MCU feels like how things would be if it were the mutants instead of the Inhumans who were forced into hiding or on the run. Lincoln is forced into a position where he doesn’t know who to trust, and certainly isn’t afraid to use his powers if he has to. If there was any Inhuman to follow through this, Lincoln is the more fun choice because his powers are more exciting to see in action. It’s creative the number of ways he used his powers in this episode whether offensively or tactically.
On the other end of this hunt for Lincoln is the conflict between SHIELD and this new organization, ATCU(Advanced Threat Containment Unit), over what to do with the Inhumans. It wasn’t the alien invasion or emergence of Inhumans that made it dangerous to be different. It was the ATCU and their agenda. Their intentions are in the right place, but the conversation between their leader and Coulson made it clear that they act out of fear. Now with that said it was a bit confusing the deal that Coulson makes to protect Daisy. For someone who technically does not exist the need to protect Daisy in this manner was questionable. This creates tension between them, and thankfully that is where they make sense of this decision.
Having Simmons back shakes things up. Before it was Fitz who was broken, yet now that person is Simmons. Even more broken than Fitz could have ever been. Though we still disappointingly don’t know how Fitz recovered, or if he actually did at all. That aside by the end of the episode this could be seen as a good change for Simmons and Fitz going forward. They are now far from the people they used to be at the start of the series. And from here they have a new start as Bobbi says.
Hunter will do whatever it takes to get revenge and shows this with who they are willing to associate with to get to Ward. Though at he same time you can tell this will be no easy task for Hunter and May when they create tension between each other. Hunter’s ability to talk too much allowed us an idea of part of what went wrong for May that made her decide that she may want a normal life instead of being an agent. Though what grabs your attention when it comes to this storyline is the fact that Hunter himself may be in over his head. Being him is not good for his health. Especially when his fighting ability is not up there like May who of course had one heck of and action scene as you’d expect. This reason alone is why we look forward to seeing how far Hunter can go to get what he wants.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” is another emotional episode that shows why being an Inhuman is a hard life to live. Few questionable decisions here and there in terms of story writing, but not only does this make the Inhuman problem exciting, it gives us more faith in the build up of the HYDRA story as well.
With the clip at the end of each episode comes a twist no one could have seen coming from Simmons. Again potential story to look forward to down the road.