Last week, SHIELD got pretty thoroughly taken out by… uh… SHIELD. But Coulson isn’t exactly without options. They just all involve a certain nutball traitor, which we’ll be liveblogging tonight.
The most interesting aspect of the previous episode is that the “bad guys” aren’t villains per se. A nice touch with this half of the season is that the “other SHIELD” actually has pretty valid reasons for assuming our heroes are dangerous. After all, Coulson has alien blood running through his veins, Skye’s a walking natural disaster, and everybody’s paranoid after HYDRA nearly took over the world hiding inside SHIELD.
This episode is all about Coulson earning his way back, starting with rescuing Skye from the creepy Inhuman cult that’s been showing up off and on throughout the back half of the season. And apparently, at least according to the plot summaries, we’ll be seeing more of Kyle MacLachlan’s completely bonkers Calvin Zabo, which usually means we’re in for a funny episode. We’ll be liveblogging it all starting tonight at 9pm EST. Join us, won’t you?