“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2, episode 8 provided even more answers for fans. After revealing that Coulson’s drawings on the wall were actually a blueprint of a city, some fans may have thought the action would calm down. But Coulson (Clark Gregg) never gets a minute to breathe. Episode 8 was filled with shocking moments.
1. Whitehall’s History – Fans have known that Daniel Whitehall (Reed Diamond) was Werner Reinhardt in the 1940s, but this episode revealed how he maintained his youth. He found a young woman (Dichen Lachman) that could hold the obelisk without dying. It glowed under her touch. After 44 years in a S.H.I.E.L.D. prison, an undercover Hydra agent got him out and told him they found the woman. She was still young, so Whitehall followed through on his promise from 44 years ago -- he opened her up and experimented on her. He somehow used her body to create his own fountain of youth, but the experiment left her dead.
2. Skye’s Mother – “It’s always good to look your enemy right in the eye,” the Doctor (Kyle MacLachlan) said before looking at Whitehall. Then he flashed back to him finding that young woman’s body in a field. Hydra apparently just tossed her body. “Oh my love,” he said. “I’ll find him. I’ll do to him what he did to you.” The Doctor is Skye’s (Chloe Bennet) father, so it seems like this woman was Skye’s mother.
3. The Obelisk – The Doctor revealed a lot about the obelisk, or as Whitehall calls it “the diviner.” It “decides who lives, who dies, who will inherit the earth,” according to the Doctor. He also thinks it will lead him to a city -- the same city Coulson is looking for.
4. “Blue Angels” – Remember that preview clip that showed Peggy Carter’s interrogation of Whitehall? They conveniently cut a line where Whitehall told her a myth of “blue angels who came bearing a gift for all mankind meant to save the world.” He explained that they actually came to conquer the world, and he lived his life by this myth -- blue angels. We saw a blue corpse when Coulson stole the GH.325 last season. We saw blue aliens in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Pure coincidences don’t often exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5. They Found The City – They only discovered they were looking for a city in episode 7, but it seems that S.H.I.E.L.D. will find their mysterious city by episode 9. The computer found a match, but they have to get there before Hydra.
6. Triplett Was Shot – While on a mission, Triplett (B.J. Britt) was shot by Hydra agents. The Doctor was willing to help, but they didn’t know that he was working for Whitehall until he called Coulson “Phil.” Unfortunately, Triplett’s life was already in the Doctor's hands at that point. They couldn't hurt him without killing the agent. Coulson told the Doctor that his daughter would never forgive him for this or any of his crimes, but the Doctor didn’t seem to care. “I need Whitehall,” the Doctor said. “The end will justify the means.”
He may not need Skye to forgive him. Early in the episode, he told Whitehall that he wanted to be reunited with his family “in the afterlife.”
7. Ward Is Hydra … Again – Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) kidnapped his brother Senator Christian Ward (Tim DeKay). Grant had his brother dig up the well from their childhood and demanded Christian admit that he was the one to push their other brother, Thomas, down the well.
When Ward was on the edge of pushing Christian in the well, he finally admitted that he made Grant do it. He wanted Thomas dead because he was their mother’s favorite. Apparently, that was all Ward wanted to hear … because he was recording their conversation. The tape was released after Christian and his parents died in a house fire. The tape made it look like a murder-suicide. The news footage is apparently enough for Whitehall to give Ward a second chance with Hydra.
8. Bakshi’s Suicide – S.H.I.E.L.D. caught Bakshi (Simon Kassianides) last week with Ward’s help, so he was being interrogated this week. Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) seemed to be getting to him once she figured out that he didn’t want to disappoint Whitehall. She was right. The Hydra agent would rather die than disappoint his superior -- literally. Bakshi banged his head on the table and broke his jaw. A cyanide pill was embedded into his jaw. He tried to commit suicide, but it may not have worked.
9. Bobbi And Hunter – Bobbi and Hunter (Nick Blood) have bickered in every scene they have together. The exes fought plenty again this week, but the tension finally boiled over.
“You will never trust me,” Bobbi said.
“But I’ll never stop wanting to,” Hunter told her. That led them to hook up in one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. SUVs.
“Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. What shocked you? Is there anything that didn’t make the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below!