Last night, we were finally introduced to the new director of SHIELD. However, we were left with more questions and theories than answers on this new guy that’s calling the shots. More questions came up with Ghost Rider’s connection to the mysterious “ghosts” that are released and why he’s hunting them down.
The mysterious ghost that was introduced in last week’s episode, who we learn is Lucy, infiltrated Momentum Alternative Energy Labs, which have the same ghost boxes containing her friends. One of her friends, Hugo, asked “what did “he” do to us”? Apparently, they were in that state for years. She releases all of her friends and that they need the “darkhold” to reverse what’s been done. As predicted, Fitz and Simmons try to use science to find out why this ghost exists. They could do all the tests they want, but it won’t have answers on how the ghosts came to be. This ghost made an effect on Agent May, as we saw from last week that she’s been seeing darkness on everyone’s faces. May goes completely ballistic fighting her own teammates but was eventually stopped by the new SHIELD director, who apparently is inhuman. More on that later.
Daisy and Robbie, aka Ghost Rider, have a nice chat on the possible similarities between them. Daisy believes Robbie is an inhuman who is after the watchdogs. However, Robbie sold his soul to the devil and that he only goes after vengeance and people that deserve to die. They clash again when Daisy brings up Robbie’s brother and is just only making things worse. Robbie tries to find proof that Daisy should die but finds nothing. Quake brings up the weapon that was taken from the labs which makes Ghost Rider leave and head to Pasadena. There, Fitz and Mack have also infiltrated the lab and found the chamber that are holding the ghosts. One of the ghosts show up and is about to touch Fitz but then Ghost Rider shows up and grabs the ghost and burns him into nothing. Obviously, the ghost has a vendetta against the group of ghosts. More questions than answers. It was nice seeing the reunion between Mack, Fitz and Daisy. Mack makes the plea to Daisy to come home and that SHIELD has medicine to help treat wounded inhumans. However, Yo-Yo has been stealing the medicine and giving it to Daisy. Fitz and Mack don’t understand why she’s doing this but they let her go.
Now, let’s talk about this new SHIELD director. His name is Jeffrey. Seems like a nice guy. He has a firm motto on how he wants to run the organization. “A team that trusts, is a team that triumphs.” He is genuine enough to let Agent Coulson off the hook for what he did. Last week, Coulson went behind the directors back to try to bring Daisy in. Jeffrey understood all of this because he understands that Daisy is family. However, Jeffrey is concerned about Daisy’s rogue actions could affect SHIELD’s reintroduction to the world as a legitimate agency once again. Jeffrey asks for Coulson’s help to give a tour to politicians that will be influential on SHIELD’s new budget. When the politicians arrive, Coulson tells them the history of SHIELD and how Peggy Carter was influential in the process. He even mentions that “there are many stories of Peggy Carter that were never been told.” See, ABC? #BringAgentCarterBack
We find out why Agent Coulson is no longer director anymore. He voluntarily stepped down and suggested that Captain Steve Rogers be the director. But, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Rodgers went AWOL. Coulson then suggested someone should be a powered person, a hero that the public could trust. This guy definitely fits the bill. When Jeffery subdued May, we can automatically tell this guy is strong, indestructible, and powerful. I’m sure many of you surfed the internet to figure out who this guy really is. When Jason O’Mara was casted as director of SHIELD this season, we were teased that his roots go back to 1940’s in Marvel Comics. The most popular theory right now is that O’Mara is Jeffrey Mace aka Patriot. In the comics, Patriot was, at one point, the 3rd Captain America. Even though Steve Rodgers/Captain America can’t be acting director, why not have a guy that has the physical strength like him? I like that theory.
Overall, this episode was excellent. It followed through from last week and continued that upward projection of the story. The ghost rider element and now the inhuman Director of SHIELD are nice twists that’s going to make this season really interesting. I’m still wondering what exactly the ghosts from the boxes are and why Ghost Rider has vengeance towards them. It makes me wonder if they have any possible ties to the upcoming Doctor Strange movie that will be released in another month. It seems Agent May will be in deep trouble next week thank to that ghost that’s infected her mind. Whether it’s FitzSimmons or someone else, I hope they can save her. Til next time!