“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2, episode 2 picked up right where the shocking premiere left off. S.H.I.E.L.D. had to deal with Creel on the loose, Talbot coming after them and the very first 084 in the organization’s history. Find out what happened in Season 2, episode 2 of “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hunter (Nick Blood) was still stuck in the car when May (Ming-Na Wen) got to him, but Hartley (Lucy Lawless) and Idaho (Wilmer Calderon) were dead. Hunter told her to go after Creel (Brian Patrick Wade), and May left him with a drill to help him get out of the car. Talbot’s (Adrian Pasdar) military men immediately captured Hunter after he got out of the car. Talbot didn’t kill Hunter though, he just wanted Hunter to talk. He asked him to name a price. Hunter asked for $2 million and a proper burial for Hartley.
Skye (Chloe Bennet) told Coulson (Clark Gregg) that the 084 (or obelisk) had markings just like the ones he ordered her to research. Skye wanted to jump on researching the new clue, but first, the team had to get Hunter back. Coulson worried that if he talked to Talbot, he might destroy S.H.I.E.L.D.’s entire operation.
Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie (Henry Simmons) came aboard to help the team with their cloaking device. Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) couldn’t figure out how to make the jets invisible, and the team couldn’t wait for his head trauma to heal -- that’s assuming that his brain can heal. Mack offered to let Fitz help, but Fitz was too frustrated.
Triplett (BJ Britt) said he couldn’t believe Simmons abandoned her partner when he was clearly unstable. “She abandoned all of us,” Skye added.
After she heard about Hartley’s death, Skye wanted to go on the mission with May. She thought she should help her new supervising officer, but Coulson was more interested in keeping her working at their headquarters. He asked her to pack up Hartley’s room.
May’s mission was to wait for Creel to meet with his Hydra boss to pass off the obelisk. His boss never showed, but the waitress turned to metal after she brushed Creel’s arm. May was more concerned with the waitress and lost Creel.
Hunter got back to S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. He had 48 hours to deliver the team to Talbot. He had to drive around for three hours just to shake the tracker that was following him. He only told Coulson about his deal for Hartley’s burial, not the $2 million. He told Phil he still wanted to be paid and he wanted Idaho and Hartley’s families to get paid.
Hunter found Skye packing Hartley’s room. He tried to convince her that she shouldn’t get attached to people, but Skye noted that she already figured out that doesn’t work. “S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t a life, just a job. Means to an end. Remember that.” Hunter said.
Meanwhile, Creel couldn’t turn back into himself or anything else. He tried absorbing other things but the metal of the 084 stayed on his arm. He called his boss (who worked for Whitehall). “You will be taken care of the way Hydra has always taken care of you,” his boss said.
Raina (Ruth Negga) showed up outside of Creel’s van. She said that she admired his powers. She showed him a carbine that could store energy. When more metal appeared on his neck, he stole the carbine out of Raina’s hand and ran away.
Back at headquarters, Mack wanted to help Fitz. He was nice to Fitz, but not in the overly cautious way his team members were. Even his hallucination of Simmons argued that Mack was likable. The injured engineer kept saying he “didn’t solve this today.” Mack finally realized that he meant that he’d solved this before. He took Fitz though some files and they found what would help them stop Creel.
The team ended up getting a secret message from Raina and called her. She told them that Creel stole something of hers, but it had a tracker. Coulson asked why she would want them to help.
“It’s what I don’t want, which is the obelisk falling into the hands of people who don’t understand it,” Raina said. “I’m thinking you might.”
Raina claimed that John Garrett understood the 084. After he was injected with the life-saving GH.325 serum, he started having visions and carved them into the wall. Coulson didn’t want to hear her whimsical speech, though. He just wanted to track Creel.
With Fitz’s weapon, the team was ready to take out Creel. They tracked him down, but once they had their orders, Hunter knocked them all out. Hunter tried to shoot Creel with a high-powered rifle, but Creel turned into the alien metal just in time. However, Creel’s body was not completely frozen like the waitress. He could still move. He chased Hunter down, but Coulson caught up with them and used Fitz’s innovation to freeze Creel.
Despite ignoring orders and knocking out the team, Coulson still offered Hunter a job. There was no denying that his team needed people, and Hunter obviously had the skill set.
“I need skilled assets in the field who are willing to step over the line,” Coulson said.
Mack and Fitz bonded some more, and Mack asked how he was handling Simmon’s departure. Fitz said he was fine without her, but he could see his hallucination of her just across the room.
Skye was more worried about Coulson than Fitz. She thought he was keeping something from them, but May told Skye there was nothing wrong with him. However, May knew that Coulson was having trouble. She told him to stop fighting his episodes. He took off his shoes and started carving into a wall on his office, much like he did in the Season 1 finale.
The Doctor (Kyle MacLachlan) was introduced in a quick scene at the end of the episode. He ordered Raina to pick up the Obelisk. When she touched it, the 084 glowed. He told her that the object let her live. Raina wanted him to teach her how to control it.
“Bring me my daughter and I’ll show the both of you,” he said. Last season, Raina told a man off-screen that she found his daughter and gave him a picture of Skye. The Doctor is Skye’s father.
Talbot met with Coulson in what looked like an empty field, and Coulson offered him Creel. He promised to continue to bring Talbot criminals as long as he gave S.H.I.E.L.D. some breathing room. Talbot thought the offer was laughable. He had intel that S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t even rob a convenience store. Then the cloaking devices were taken off of the plane overhead and jet was parked right next to them. Talbot realized his intel was slightly mistaken.
“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC. Do you think Skye will get to meet her father soon? Sound off in the comments section below!