Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Devils You Know” Review
Things got real in the last episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as they made it clear the world is not safe if you’re an Inhuman. ATCU(Advanced Threat Containment Unit) stated their intentions, and if you’re an Inhuman, they are locked and loaded to possibly knock on your door next as a threat to humanity. Coulson makes a questionable choice as well that will challenge any chance of peace between humans and Inhumans. Especially from those like Daisy who is on a mission to protect her own kind. This as well as Hunter and May doing what has to be done for them to get to Ward.
For those who read the comics, the Nuhumans story is slowly becoming a thing with Lash taking a more active role in this new world. He is known to be the judgement for Inhumans new and old, though in the MCU his intentions seem to be unclear as his intentions have appeared to be going straight for the kill. The twist in this episode showed that they really are putting their own twist on the character so that fans don’t know what’s coming. But again that is only one danger the Inhumans face as Coulson’s questionable decision from the previous episode involves working with the ATCU in order to contain Inhumans. A means to an end that will definitely test his patience. Rosalind makes for a great new face this season testing the limits of right and wrong in a legal manner. An equivalent to Coulson, full of mystery, yet has a lot more fun with what she does knowing she can show her face in public.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Devils You Know” also gives us a look at the more frightening side to Inhuman activation. When you have those who truly cannot control themselves mentally because of this change. Not everyone gets a power, people do suffer for what they will call a curse.
Now the most interesting story to come out of this season so far is Simmons’ time on that planet. She stated she needed to go back, and no one knows why. Something important lies out there and despite the suspense they are trying to build on it, or the fear that they might drag it out, this is our gateway to what lies outside of Earth. Life out there that we can explore without the need of those like the Guardians of The Galaxy to open those doors. While Fitz continues to worry over her health, Bobbi becomes more and more the middleman in this situation. A more appreciated role she takes as a voice of reason. Brings out a side to her with heart since she can’t express herself with her fists.
Hunter’s mission to take down Ward is without a doubt getting too personal. That tension mentioned before between these two continues to grow as Hunter is in over his head. This doesn’t have a happy ending, and we will want to see how wrong things can go before anything good comes out of this mission. Still the most questionable of the storylines so far, though does pick up by the end of the episode as Hunter gets to Ward who is getting closer to rebuilding the HYDRA he needs. But on the flip side May’s part in this is what saves that storyline. She is still dealing with a lot personally and digging into that part of her life that leaves her vulnerable is a lot more appealing than anything else we are getting out of that storyline.
The fallout from this mission so far catches all off guard. There will be blood after this episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Be it from May or Hunter if you thought emotions ran high now, we’ve yet to reach that next level.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Devils You Know” went big in terms of making us care for all these moving parts of the third season. Inhumans story progressively getting better. HYDRA storyline escalating with every action from May, Hunter, and Ward. And what we don’t know about Simmons’ time on that planet is impossible not to theorize.