I’m still not feeling all the Inhumans stuff, but I understand why they have to do it, since Fox owns “mutants” and everything associated with it; this is the way they still get to bring powers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But, boy, “One Last Job” was a great theme for last night’s ep, wasn’t it? When Ward says, “This is great! We finally got the team back together!” in the hangar of The Bus, I was completely distracted by the fact that Lola wasn’t there. Where is Lola? The gang isn’t back together if the car you restored with your dad and then later outfitted with Stark flying technology is conspicuously missing. What sort of OH MY GOD HYDRA DESTROYED THE BUS
So, of course, from a story standpoint, Lola can’t be there. Although if I was writing that ep, I would have had her on a cable strapped to the back of the quintet for the dual purpose of having May have to compensate for the extra drag and weight as she flew things down to make it look like they were debris, but also because that would have been awesome. I’m sure somebody floated that in the writer’s room, but then Lola is outside a secret Hydra base in Antarctica or wherever and there’s that to deal with. Better to just not have her there. But the gang’s not back together, that’s my point.
And speaking of all of that, how about Skye telling Ward “I’m still happy I shot you.”? I’m not sure how they can keep that guy in the show unless he becomes Taskmaster. The scene where he tries to make amends and no one is having it and even Coulson says, “Ward? Just stop talking. To people.” puts a fine point on it. Even the Bambi-esque Simmons wants to straight-up murder him. There’s no way he’s coming back from that.
“Focus on your wound. That’ll be less unsettling.”
There were obvious plot points moving around, and of course you saw them or have read elsewhere about it, but it’s the quiet, subtle moments I like to call out. Right in the beginning, when Raina was told that Lincoln had been captured by Hydra… she smiled. What is THAT about? Skye’s fight thing is like a cut scene from a video game. Loki’s scepter. Maria Hill? Fury’s alive; spoiler alert. Deathlok saying it’s not as bad as it looks and then saying, “No, it’s pretty bad.”
The sandwich thing.
Not only did Fitz call out it was delicious, but Coulson, strapped in, said, “I’m really starting to wish I hadn’t eaten that Hot Pocket.”
But the big thing for me personally this ep is that little throwaway Coulson has when he meets Gonzalez in the first bit. “We all have our secrets; you have one in the cargo hold of your ship.”
So, A., Gonzalez presented himself as a guy without secrets and he has one, which is bad, and 2. HOLY GOD I’M TELLING YOU HE HAS LOCKJAW IN THE CARGO HOLD