Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: All the Comforts of Home
March 5, 2018 9:40 AM - Season 5, Episode 11 - Subscribe

Coulson and his team are out to rewrite the fate of humanity but they are unaware how the changes will affect one S.H.I.E.L.D. agent's life.

We meet MalificentGeneral Hale's daughter MalRuby, as per Disney's asset promotion program, obsessed with Daisy and sassing her mom. Our heroes re-acclimate to the past, ejoying a whole planet and preparing to keep it that way. They find a convenient new base in the Lighthouse and head off to investigate what seems to be the first step of the Kree invasion, but turns out to be a different sort of trap. Deke fails to stay dead and goes on a bender, resulting in arrest, an exposing Daisy. Yo-yo experiences another hint that time may be a fixed loop after all.

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posted by Karmakaze (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am full of questions.

Am I the only one who finds Deke insufferable? I am, aren't I. I'll try to get on board. Boy if there's one more archetype we need more of it's the overgrown manchild, especially one shoehorned into being a love interest. [Ok, I *snerk*ed at the Zima jokes.]

Isn't Dove Cameron pretty? I do like watching her, though I am going to be interested why the next supersoldier is a vibranium chakram wielding teenager. Did her mother the General decide to train her from birth? Is she Inhuman? Has she taken the super soldier serum(tm)? Did Disney just want an excuse to make the next Selina Gomez, and if so, does this mean Ruby is going to get a musical number?

Is Yo-Yo at least going to get a pair of prosthetic arms as nifty as Coulson's? Should she invest in a cyanide tooth in preparation for her years of imprisonment? Can I have a hug?
posted by Karmakaze at 9:52 AM on March 5, 2018

Called it!
posted by Jacqueline at 10:48 AM on March 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

Is Yo-Yo at least going to get a pair of prosthetic arms as nifty as Coulson's?

We'll, she had arms in one of Robin's flashbacks (that was apparently after Mac's death, and during an all out conflict with the Kree, so later that this point in the timeline), so one would assume so. How will they work with her powers, I wonder?

Should she invest in a cyanide tooth in preparation for her years of imprisonment?

Wouldn't work, since the Kree can bring her back from the dead, also a la Coulson.

Am I the only one who finds Deke insufferable? I am, aren't I.

No, I also think he's the worst. He 100% should have bought it with Enoch.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:33 PM on March 5, 2018

The show was dreary in the future, so in comparison, I enjoyed Zeke loving trees and getting trashed on Zima. His appearance was framed oddly - I was wondering if the curb was going to flip up to reveal a hidden panel or something.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:40 PM on March 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

At some point, probably last season when Ghost Rider showed up this show just went wild and hasn't really stopped.
The first two seasons were kind of boring and the constant foolishness with Ward was pretty tedious. But then it was Ghost Riding, evil books, Quake, who is a robot?, everybody gets shoved into the matrix, space future with kree overlords, now back to the present.
It started out a spy show set in a superhero universe and kind of turned into a bizarre science fiction/science hero/superhero/superspy show. It's going to get cancelled isn't it? Shows aren't allowed to do this much.
posted by yonega at 11:58 PM on March 5, 2018 [5 favorites]

yonega, I mean supernatural was originally supposed to be 5 seasons and it's on season 13 or something? So anything is possible with ratings.

The thing with the marvel cinematic universe is you can have Iron Man and Dr. Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Black Panther. That's a lot of different genres, so it makes sense that agents of shield can pull from all of those.
posted by gryftir at 3:07 AM on March 6, 2018 [2 favorites]

I'm a little surprised that they got through a whole fast-and-loose time travel arc without somehow resurrecting Grant Ward.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:54 AM on March 6, 2018 [5 favorites]

I guess I just thought Deke was supposed to be insufferable. because he is.
posted by supermedusa at 10:24 AM on March 6, 2018 [2 favorites]

I dunno, is the time travel arc over yet? There still might be time to bring back Ward somehow. I have faith in the writers, they can do it!
posted by Kyol at 6:22 PM on March 6, 2018

Oh! I thought Patrick Warburton could have been in old age makeup, so I wondered if they were going to jump back to somewhere he'd play his age.

Though he might be that old now.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:51 PM on March 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Rumors are that this will be the last season.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 6:06 AM on March 8, 2018

I think the writers and directors are managing the time travel threads and paradoxes really well. Yoyo's amputation, Mae raising Robin and other future-past events are nicely folded into story-present-time and presented.
posted by klarck at 3:12 PM on March 9, 2018

Ohhhh, my YoYo :(

Deke was fun to watch though.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:34 AM on March 15, 2018

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