REVIEW: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s5e17 “The Honeymoon”

Agents in the snow

Time Theory, the bane of my existence. This season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. focuses heavily on two opposing theories of time. Fitz has long stated his belief that all time happens at once and is set in stone, a belief he first stated in the season three episode “Space-Time.” The team, however, traveled back from the future, hoping to stop the dystopic reality they discovered then. It’s quite a paradox.

Fitz: I’m sorry you never got the honeymoon you dreamed of.

Simmons: Nonsense. I’m protecting England from evil robots with the man I love

Subscribing to the set-in-stone theory, Agents Fitz-Simmons and Yo-Yo all believe they can’t die, that they are invisible even. Last week proved it when Simmons performed the crazy test with hydraulic fluid. This week, they enter a secret Hydra base to destroy the weapon they believe Hydra has. The confusing part is this. Ruby and Werner/Alex walk in after they destroy a key component of the chamber, demanding Fitz repairs it while Ruby threatens to slice Simmons with her chakram. Despite the fact that Deke is evidence they survive the destruction of the Earth, Fitz agrees to fix the chamber. I find this a bit perplexing. Fitz should be as steadfast as always in his beliefs, so does he still believe time is fixed or is it more fluid?

Agents Simmons & Ruby

 

Daisy and Ruby finally met. Ruby till makes my skin crawl. Daisy seemed unimpressed however. The exchange was quick and Daisy kicked butt. I loved it though. Sometimes a simple fight is all you need.

Ruby: I have your poster up on my wall. You’re like that….uh…hero…that every little girl wants to be when they grow up.

Daisy: Mmm. Looks like you made a wrong turn along the way.

Ruby: No. I’m just engineered differently.  Don’t want to be you. I want to beat you

Daisy: You can certainly try

Deke and Daisy have an amazing dynamic. Never have they shown overtly affection or attraction. Their antagonism is so raw. Every heated exchanges has me sitting up in my seat screaming, “Will you just kiss already?” It’s the best pairing Daisy’s has so far, made better by the fact that, except for one comment by an apparition, it’s been ignored by the characters on the show—until now. I don’t know why the writers have written Deke to be more child-like in the present, but I don’t like it. Yes, he’s out of his time, but he’s a survivor and a Fitz-Simmons. Add to that goofiness being drugged up on pain-killers and suddenly he’s shouting out his feelings for Daisy in a predictable tropey manner.

Ruby and Agent Johnson

The last thing I want to discuss is about Talbot. Talbot never lost faith in Coulson, Daisy or and of the agents. Unfortunately, he’s now a Hydra lackey by force. Will he recover? In the movies, Bucky is finally free of his programming (I believe). Maybe Talbot could request help from Wakanda in recovering himself.

You should take a deep breath. Calm your mind. You know what is best. What is best is you comply. Remember, your compliance will be rewarded. Are you ready to comply?

Hail Hydra.

Verdict: 3.5 out of 5

In addition to being a die-hard Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan, running #AgentsOfSpoilers a weekly re-watch of classic episodes, Carolyn loves the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999).  When not engrossed in the MCU, Carolyn can be found binging old school wrestling and living on Twitter.  She subscribes to the philosophy “Music is life”.

In addition to being a die-hard Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan, running #AgentsOfSpoilers a weekly re-watch of classic episodes, Carolyn loves the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999).  When not engrossed in the MCU, Carolyn can be found binging old school wrestling and living on Twitter.  She subscribes to the philosophy “Music is life”.

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