Agents of Shield Season 3 Episode 15 review S3E15: The show continues to develop its characters and set up a stronger base for the upcoming release of Civil War. In the last episode, Mack gained more footage, and we saw more of his relationship with his brother as well as how he was dealing with Bobbi and Hunter’s departure. We also got an insight into the views of those who are anti-Inhuman and against other powered individuals. (see: Agents of Shield All Episodes.)
This week, in the episode titled ‘Spacetime’ written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon and directed by Kevin Tancharoen, Grant Ward returns to the as Phil Coulson, the one who killed Ward in the mid-season finale.
Agents of Shield Season 3 Episode 15 review
The team attempts to change the future Daisy witnessed when coming into contact with a new Inhuman. However, despite the team’s efforts and planning, a few unexpected turns prove the future isn’t exactly as they expected it to be. This episode attempts to contradict the concept of a fixed timeline, which the future cannot be changed. (check: The Flash season 2 episode 18 Air Date, Spoilers, Trailer.)
SHIELD team tries to locate the building Daisy saw in her vision and trains May to fight to change the view. Andrew Garner advises Coulson to keep May behind, and Coulson calls for backup when he sees Hive in the security feed. Daisy’s misinterpretations of her visions add to the negation of team’s efforts.
Simmon’s skepticism adds to the tension in the final minutes of the episode. Although the episode seems to focus on the concept of a fixed future, it is apparent that the show is setting up for future conflicts. We see the inside of an empty space shuttle with drops of blood, a necklace, and a SHIELD jacket floating in zero gravity. This is a reminder of earlier episodes.
Hive and Gideon get hold of an exoskeleton suit. This event leads to shifting in power and Mallick defects to SHIELD. Finally, when Garner surrenders to S.H.I.E.L.D., he is considered the perfect subject for experimentation on Simmons’ Inhuman vaccine.
All this while, Garner, and May discuss the idea that S.H.I.E.L.D. might need Lash for future. Apparently, this season aims towards an inevitable showdown between Hive and S.H.I.E.L.D. Certainly, Lash’s return could prove to do some good for the heroes and foreshadow the tense episodes to come.