This episode was fucking shit and unusually boring and full of the usual Drew crap (I’m not sure why he hates the -already pretty shitty in the rest of the canon- dynamic between Coulson and May so much but even I, as someone who hates seeing those two characters share screentime, am pretty put off every time). Which by the way includes Drew’s weird obsession with mentioning how big Mack is in every episode he writes.
Also he wrote Robbie as absurdly obstuse, not listening to Daisy when she was just trying to look for the same guys he was tracking, just so the episode could have a fight between them. Things got a bit ugly between them with him tying her up and stuff,but seriously, after that scene with Fitz and Mack, I’m more willing to forgive Robbie for it, at least he doesn’t know Daisy and at least while he had her tied up he insisted she was a cinnamon roll desperate to right every wrong in the world. So I’m not going to take the whole fight much into account for the Daisy-Robbie relationship, even though i’m really bothered that they had to frame the confrontation in such a grim way.
Anyway, there were like a couple of good things about the episode?
- The twist was SO GOOD. I didn’t see it coming, which never happens in this show, but also it makes sense, it didn’t come out of nowhere. I loved it (even though the scene itself was a bit nope because this show continues to hate May). Also the twist makes the set up of the season so much more interesting, and also Coulson’s motivations and his relationship with the Director just became a million times more interesting. Like, now i’m actually really intrigued about what they’re going to do with that plot.
- Actually Fake Sam Tyler was a good casting choice, he did well. I don’t hate his character, in fact. I’m looking forward to more of him.
- When Robbie gets into the garage and we hear Daisy’s “undercover” voice and all of her faces in that scene. (She was a bit OOC and there were too many jokes in the ep, but she came out pretty okay all things considered)
- Also she hacked the shit out of his records. <3
- The Director calling Daisy Coulson’s “friend” repeatedly awww. Also Coulson saying Daisy wouldn’t get in the way of SHIELD going public. It was a little line and it’s Drew so it’s probably random, but it lines up with Coulson’s faith in Daisy and how he knows that she is doing what she is doing for a purpose and wouldn’t hurt SHIELD
- AoS trying to fix up Agent Carter’s messes basically shows that shitty show’s ass and I’m here for that. (Even though it’s frustrating how AoS keeps propping Peggy when Hayley Atwell did all she could to erase AoS and Daisy specifically).
- CONFIRMED QUEER AGENT PIPER. Seriously, I’m going to take this as fucking actual confirmation. Because if she were a guy no one would doubt that slip up meant he was attracted to May. So like. Piper is queer and she has a crush on May, pass it on.
- Coulson reminding us that he hated being Director.
- Evidence that Daisy/Blandoln was a shitty badly written ship because they couldn’t come up with any object or memory associated with their relationship, so they had to show a random picture we’ve never seen that is actually A SCREENCAP FROM THE SHOW. It was so fucking lazy. Lmao, perfect metaphor for how little Blandoln Crapbell mattered to this story. I laughed so hard at that.
- Simmons and Coulson communicating with their faces was actually so good. Also Simmons continues to do good, I like the position she is in and what she is trying to do.
- The fact that it’s over and we won’t have to deal with another Drew episode in a bit.