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S.H.I.E.L.D. Review 1×19 “The Only Light In The Darkness”

This week’s episode united us with Coulson’s old flame. Ward finally made his way to Fury’s secret base injured with a mission to get Skye to download all the specs. When Garrett and Ward over ran the Fridge and released all the prisoners they let out a man with ability to turn off any electricity, even the human heart. Coulson and team get wind of Marcus Daniels release and Coulson knows where he’s headed. We get to meet the cellist Coulson was in a relationship in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, cellist Audrey, played by Amy Acker. Before Coulson and Co can head out Agent Koenig makes every take a highly sophisticated lie detection test with 92 variables. Ward barely passed by putting a nail in his thumb to throw off the tests.

After everyone passes Coulson, Fitz, Simmons, and Triplett head out to take down Daniels. Ward and Skye stay behind to search for more prisoners that escaped from the Fridge with Agent Koenig. May decides to leave when she realizes Coulson doesn’t trust her anymore. And Ward takes out Agent Koenig while the team is gone so he and Skye can leave to decrypt the teams files. After a steamy moment, Skye goes looking for Koenig and finds his body. She realizes that it must have been Ward, he is HYDRA, and tries to play it cool until she can get away.

In Portland Simmons and Triplett save Audrey, and she tells them the story of how she met Coulson. It’s both heartwarming and sad after Coulson tells Fitz he has no intention of telling her he’s alive. “She’s healing,” he says and then Fitz says the only way to draw Daniels out is to use Audrey as bait, and after a rocky start the team takes him down, and the team heads back to Fury’s bunker to get the team.

Ward tells Skye they need to meet the team then they take the bus and he says they need to decrypt the hard drive. Coulson and crew head back to the bunker and realize their team is missing. We see May getting picked up by an older woman who turns out to be former CIA and May’s mother, and she gives May some information on Maria Hill.

Next week Cobie Smulders guest stars as Maria Hill, and Adrian Pasdar is back as the government solider who is dismantling S.H.I.E.L.D.

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