Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Sharp-O0
S.H.I.E.L.D. Exposed: “The Singularity”
Yeeeeah, this episode went to baaaaaad places…
With Daisy’s betrayal still fresh in everyone’s mind, The Singularity sees SHIELD rallying up, splitting into two teams. One (Fitz, Simmons and Mack) on the heels of transhumanist Holden Radcliffe while Phil and May go to retrieve Alisha Whitley (the Inhuman duplicator) and later James, the potential Inhuman from Paradise Lost.
Suffice to say that nothing goes right in this episode and it all starts with Daisy and Hive “reuniting”. Hurrrrgggh, this is awful. It’s all manner of unsettling, almost to Kilgrave levels of rape-y, Stockholm-y mind fuckery. Awful, just awful. Hive is also a rancid sack of rotten dick for using Will’s memories against Simmons. What an asshole!
On the plus side, Daisy’s defection leads to the birth of another Secret Warrior, Hellfire. Axle Whitehead returns as James and spends most of the episode being Australian, blowing shit up and thinking up codenames. I really dig him and I hope he sticks around.
Coulson was all set to be a massive dick this episode after throwing a murder vest on Lincoln but after May kicking the man while he’s down and then the HUGE mark-out moment for me: his photonic shield! That’s rad as all dads!
And finally — after 3 seasons of waiting, Fitz and Simmons finally consummate their relationship, after many funny instances of Simmons mentioning sex and Fitz staring blankly as it dawns on him that he’s finally going to get the girl. Go on, FitzSimmons! Now for the inevitable death/suffering because these kids can’t have nice things.
The episode ends with the revelation of Hive having bought an entire town for his ever-growing Inhuman collective using Malick’s money. I’m interested to see what other Inhumans will show up or what they’ll name the town. Attilan, maybe? This is a pretty cool episode and I guess we’ll find out more about the town that Hive built next week in Failed Experiments.