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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week picks up the pace and Ye Who Enter Here brings Skye that little bit closer to meeting the homicidal maniac that is her father, The Doctor. The episode had a good portion of toys for the agents to play with and Patton Oswalt gets a chance to bring a little light hearted support to the show as Sam and Billy Koenig. Raina has been assigned to Skye, who is getting quite good at breaking down enemy agents. Agent 33 showed up, still looking like Melinda May but with the scary looking wound that the S.H.I.E.L.D. operative gave her in an earlier episode.
Agent 33 tries to kidnap Raina and fails with some well timed help from the good guys, which include Sam and Billy. The brother’s Koenig direct the former Hydra agent to an alley where one of the twins hides the woman under a cloaking umbrella. Bobbi and Simmons have a little chat about Leo and what happened when Grant Ward dropped the two of them in the ocean. Before that, May and Skye watch the news and they learn that their former S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague murdered his brother Senator Ward and his family.
Coulson splits up his team and just as one half are about to take off for Puerto Rico, where the alien city is, Mack and Bobbi talk about her getting back with Lance. It appears that agent Morse has a secret that she does not want Hunter knowing. Agent 33, as May, attempts to get Raina again and she gets into a knock-down-drag-out fight with Skye, who actually handles herself pretty well, the real Melinda May who is Skye’s SO has obviously been training her well.
Sam gets helped out by Agent Hunter, and he reveals that Billy is the shorter one of the two brothers and seconds later, Billy tells Skye that it is Sam who is shorter. The Agent’s Koenig have a few comedic bits and later they tell Tripp that there are 13 of them in total. After turning down Skye’s offer of help, 33 gets the drop on her, but Hunter comes in and intervenes in the agents fight to knock the HYDRA operative out cold. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ye Who Enter Here both the teams are kept very busy and there appears to be a fatality before the end of the show.
Coulson’s team are in Puerto Rico and Phil explains to Bobbi that he is not another version of Nick Fury and that no co-lateral damage or fatalities are acceptable. Leo and Jemma try to sort things out between the two of them and Fitz explains that he is leaving the lab and will be working in the garage with Mack. He tells her that she is more capable and that in future he can still work for her, just not with her. Jemma is quite upset at this and Leo leaves after making his pronouncement.
Bobbi and Phil locate the entrance to the hidden city while HYDRA close in on Raina and Skye. Raina tries to persuade Skye that she can touch the obelisk unharmed and when she learns that Whitehall has the diviner the woman attempts to get back to the bad guys. She is foiled by May who uses a black van to knock two HYDRA agents off their feet. 33 tells Whitehall that S.H.I.E.L.D. have put a tracker in Raina and he puts his “best agent on it.”
Phil, Bobbie, Lance, Fitz and Simmons and Mack are at the entrance to the underground city and the drones that Leo sends down a tunnel shaft stop working. Mack is lowered down as the bus is surrounded by Whitehall’s HYDRA aircraft and the agents are told to uncloak and prepare to be boarded or they will be shot down. Grant Ward comes in and takes Raina as well as Skye. He tells her that he is keeping his promise that Skye will meet her father.
Mack touches something under the dust of the floor and when it lights up, designs start moving under the skin of his hand and the agent begins screaming. When the other agents pull him back up, Coulson asks him if he is okay, Mack’s response in unintelligible and Phil says, “What did you say? I can’t hear you.” As the whites of his eyes go blood red, Mack says, in a guttural voice, “Run.”
This new Mack begins attacking everyone at the top of the shaft. Grant takes both women off the plane and later Whitehall is very angry to learn that Ward deviated from his plan and left the bus unharmed. Back in Puerto Rico, nothing can stop the red eyed agent and he almost kills Bobbi. Taking five sleeper shots to the back with no effect, Leo grabs a real gun to stop him. Jemma is almost knocked down the shaft and while Fitz hesitates to kill his new friend, Morse shocks him in the neck. Mack falls down the shaft and Phil orders that the tunnel be sealed. Bobbi says, “What about Mack?” Coulson replies, “That wasn’t Mack.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ye Who Enter Here ends with the order to shoot down the bus that Ward left in one piece as he promised. While this could have been a bit of a cliff hanger, the previews immediately put paid to the idea that the good guys were going to die when they showed Skye meeting The Doctor. It also looks like one of the more recent recruits to Coulson’s agents, Mack, is most likely dead, or has been replaced by whatever he touched at the bottom of the tunnel shaft. This seems to be the week where main characters are killed off in most television shows across the networks. Next week’s episode in the preview looks pretty intense as well.
By Michael Smith