Agents of SHIELD: Devils You Know (Recap & Review)

NICK BLOOD, MING-NA WEN

In Agents of SHIELD: Devils You Know, Lash is still killing evolved humans and the ACTU and SHIELD are still maintaining an uneasy alliance. Daisy and Mack still do not trust Rosalind; leader of the former opposition,  and Phil seems to be attracted to Ms. Price.

At the start of the episode, Alisha (Alicia Vela-Bailey) stops by to see two evos who were changed before the Terrigen got out, like Daisy’s mother and Alisha herself. Lash shows up and kills the two friends and attacks Alisha.

Daisy and Mack chase Lash from the crime scene and later they learn that there was an email sent to the young dead couple with a virus that was used to track the two evos and Phil passes this information on to ACTU. Daisy is not happy with the extent that Coulson (Clark Gregg)  is sharing with Rosalind and says so. 

Lance and May continue to work the Grant Ward/HYDRA infiltration and May’s ex, Andrew Garner tries to get inside Jemma’s head to help her transition back to the real world.  Fitz is concerned about Simmons and later learns that she wants to get the portal back up and running. Jemma “needs” to return to the world she was rescued from.

Hunter ends up meeting the one person who can identify him at HYDRA, the new director Grant Ward (Brett Dalton). After a tense shootout, where Lance actually puts a bullet into the former SHIELD agent, the new HYDRA boss escapes. Before being shot and then diving out a second story window, there is a brief standoff. Ward threatens  May with Andrew’s death and by the end of the episode, it looks like Grant’s newest recruit may have killed Dr. Garner.

Bobbi is still in rehab and Jemma thinks that her friend told Fitz about the portal. Daisy learns where the email virus came from and the two organizations head to the source, one  Dwight Frye who is also an evolved human. Once they arrive and question the man, it is revealed that his change  has left him “allergic” to other evos.

ACTU take Dwight in and Daisy, along with Mack, tag along to see what Rosalind’s crew are doing with the evos they have captured. On the journey, Lash arrives and kills Dwight. Frye (Chad Lindberg) believes that Lash (Matthew Willig) is a good guy, someone who is  “merciful.” Something that Lash himself reveals to be untrue;  just before he kills Dwight he tells Frye that he is “necessary.”

CLARK GREGG
“Sorry it’s classified.”

Stand out moment: 

During the questioning of Frye, the man attempts to bolt. Phil grabs the evo with his new hand and warns him that he has a “laser” finger. Part of Devils You Know  has Rosalind telling Phil that some ACTU information is classified. After the altercation with Dwight Rosalind asks Phil:

” Do you really have  a laser finger?”

“Sorry, it’s classified.”

Rosalind also gets the line of the episode award. As her team start to take a sedated Frye away, Coulson asks:

“How heavily sedated is Frye?”

“On a scale of 1 to 10, about a 6. No one likes a drooler. Why?”

There is a certain appeal about   a gal who refers to a sedated captive as a “drooler.”

During the shootout with Ward and his minions, May (Ming-Na Wen) decides that Grant Ward is bluffing about Andrew and attacks with Lance. It turns out that the new head of HYDRA was not lying about Garner’s life being in danger. However, it looks like things might not have gone down as Ward expected. 

Young Strucker runs from the shop where the camera shows  blood, the gasoline can and at least one body on the floor. Strucker hides behind a car as the premises explodes in flames.  It is unclear just what happened in the small business, but clearly the killing of Garner did not go as planned.

After Lash attacks the van with Dwight in it, and kills the evo, Daisy observes the killer’s silhouette changing shape. She reveals to the team that Lash can apparently look like a person.

Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays on ABC.  Things are heating up nicely.  Grant Ward has been shot, Jemma wants to return to her place of rescue and Dr. Garner may be dead. Tune in and see where Coulson and his team go next and find out whether Rosalind can really be trusted.

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