While maybe not the best episode to move the plot forward in some ways, “Lockup” did deliver some key moments and insights that’ll no doubt make the upcoming episodes more interesting.
First, we learned how the Darkhold came into the hands of our ghosts, and how this whole things got started, as well as an unexpected cost of doing so. Which bring us to Eli Morrow, who had to be broken out of prison before Lucy and her ghost crew (the Peanuts gang) got to him. It was cool to see Daisy back with the team, and Robbie with them for the first time, it created some fun dynamics, as well as some fun fight scenes.
Easily the best part though was that the attack that left Gabe paralyzed was not a random attack, but rather, a hit on the brothers. Who wants Robbie and Gabe dead? Was it meant to get to Eli? Or something more sinister? Time will tell. Which of course brings us to Jeffrey Mace, the “Patriot”. His debate with Nadeer was very well done, and his offscript moment sent some shockwaves no doubt. But when Simmons called him out for lying on TV, things took a much darker turn. Add to that the endscene, and you have a director who may be a villain as much as he is a hero.
I do appreciate the fact that the others are calling out Daisy for her “lone wolf” bull, May’s though is the best so far, as she didn’t chastise, but rather sympathize, as she has gone through that many times over, and yet Coulson pulled her out of it. Which is all the more meaningful given the May/Coulson chats we had today.
All in all, “Lockup” was another solid Shield episode. Next week is set to showoff the origin of the Ghost Rider, and I look forward to seeing it.