Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Sharp-O0
S.H.I.E.L.D. Exposed: “Failed Experiments”
This episode title is a tad on the nose, isn’t it?
SHIELD attempts an assassination attempt on Hive while FitzSimmons try to develop a countermeasure to his abilities. Guess what? Doesn’t work! Luckily, Hive is trying to get John Hannah’s Radcliffe to make humans into Inhumans. That goes super well for hi- no, wait, that fails too… It’s an episode of plot convenient failures.
Oh boy, did you know that Captain America: Civil War is out/coming out? Did you? Because if not this episode of full of cringe-worthy references and it’s not cute anymore. This show is supposed to be set in this expansive world but they only bother to mention it when a movie is coming out. Hell, all of this Inhuman build-up is basically pointless now because the Inhumans movie isn’t even coming out now.
The heart to heart between Daisy and Mack was pretty awful. It should have been a really powerful scene but it felt limp and lacked any real punch.
I’ll be honest, I’ve not got a lot to say about this episode. It was just kind of there and nothing left an impact on me. It felt a lot like padding, to be honest. Nothing was really accomplished, every plan was forced to fail to set-up some jeopardy in a later episode for Daisy.
With three episodes left (one solo episode and the double-bill finale) I feel like this should have been ramping up the tension but it really didn’t. I can only hope that next week’s Emancipation delivers where this episode didn’t.