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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Agents of Shield Season 3 Episode 3: A Wanted (Inhu)man

October 14th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments

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Agents of Shield once again dove headlong into the events of unfolding in the wake of Inhumans rising in numbers…but it didn’t feel as compelling this go round.

While I do dig that we got to learn more about Lincoln, his “runaway” story just didn’t grab my attention. You KNEW his friend from AA was going to betray him, didn’t expect he’d die, but that’s a nice touch. And you knew that something was going to happen with him one way or another. Ironically, neither Shield or ATCU got him…which actually doesn’t make me happy, cause that means they’ll have to chase him down…again.

Also, the Daisy/Lincoln pairing? Eh…

A nice twist that did come from this was that Coulson will be “helping” the ATCU in their battles with the Inhumans. And I liked how Coulson had to leverage himself in order to make sure Daisy wasn’t revealed to the world.

Hunter and May had a fun little sidestory, as their quest to become Agents of Hydra was fun, and brutal. We got to see how the new Hydra recruits, and it’s not pretty…Hunter had to literally kill a man to get a chance at a meeting to get in. He did get it, so hopefully we’ll get more progress soon. Oh, and May kicked the snot out of two dirtbags. So good.


Funnily enough, Simmons in her PTSD from the world she was stuck on, was the most compelling story. It would have been easy to have her happy to be back, and already back in her routine…but nope! She’s not well, at all. Her sensitivity to sound is especially painful to her, and even the smallest noises can set her off. Her dinner with Fitz was both beautiful and tragic, as she broke down from actually being able to do this once again.

Oh, and now she wants to go back to the alien planet…why is that?

Overall, “A Wanted (Inhu)man” wasn’t bad, but it just didn’t hold up to what Agents of Shield can do. Let’s hope it’ll settle itself soon and bring back what made season 2 so exciting.

3.5 nerds

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!