Synopsis: With Daisy’s life on the line, an unexpected friend attempts to rescue her.
Review: After having journeyed through space for 80 years while frozen. Leo sets about planning his rescue with a little help from Enoch and his first act is to infiltrate the Kasius’s party undercover as a ruthless bounty hunter.
First off. It’s great to have Leo Fitz back in the game and his relationship with Simmons back on as he makes his daring rescue attempt. Elsewhere Coulson, Mack, and Yo-Yo find themselves helping a newly converted inhuman learn about and use his abilities.
Iain De Caestecker rocks it yet again as the more ruthless version of Fitz and the directing from Clark Gregg provides for some really fun moments. The team has had their backs against the wall for most of the season thus far and it has seemed that they have been fighting their toughest battle to date. This episode sees the beginnings of the tide beginning to turn, but it is not without casualties.
Fitz is absolutely brilliant in all the scenes he has with Kasius. De Caestecker totally sells Fitz as a ruthless and inhumane bounty hunter. But we also get a few glimpses of the real Fitz and a few longing stares between him and Simmons.
We get some fantastic set pieces and the fight between Daisy and Sinara was fairly epic in both its tension and scale. You get the sense that Sinara is extremely worried when Kasius asks her to fight Daisy at the behest of his older brother.
The addition of new inhuman Flint was a nice touch. I particularly enjoyed how he was introduced as a bit of a wheeler-dealer who is basically just trying to eek out an existence relying on whatever scraps he can muster. You genuinely care for and understand Flint’s predicament in mere moments and hope that the team will help him.
Overall. A really cool episode, which is obviously setting the stage to finish this story arc in style.
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