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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Agents Of Shield Season 7 Episode 2: Know Your Onions

June 4th, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

After a somewhat slow (and spoiled) start, Agents of Shield definitely stepped up its game with “Know Your Onions” even if only slightly.

The big crux of this episode was the layers that the many agents found added to them, and not all of them were ones that spell good things for the team itself. For example, May is awake, and is apparently without her emotions, which is not good. Because May before was pretty emotionless outside of Coulson and Daisy, but without her emotions for real? She’s basically a killing machine and we should all be scared.

Meanwhile, Yo-Yo may have her arms back (metaphorically speaking) but her mind is not right after what happened in the Season 4 finale. Hopefully this won’t be a long-term thing because they honestly don’t have time to dwell on it, but it’s a welcome thing none the less.

As for Daisy, she struggled with the fact that she had to let many people die in order for history to play out like it was told. It was actually pretty cold for her to have Deek try and kill Malick because she knew he wouldn’t disobey her because of his feelings for her. Obviously letting Malick live was the right call, but you could see how the writers made it difficult for both sides to do the “right thing”.

Koenig’s role in all of this was a welcome surprise. As his future is now set via meeting with Coulson, and the hiring of his new barman…Enoch. Don’t worry, he’ll be back before the end I’m sure. But it’s a welcome twist in what could have been a predictable time travel adventure.

The question now is how long each set of episodes will focus on a new time period. We’re going to meet an old friend in the next episode and I can’t wait, but what is the (pardon the pun) Endgame here? How will it all end? It’s all a bit up in the air right now, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In the end, “Know Your Onions” delivered on many threads and put forth a few more to think about. I’m intrigued now more than I was last week, and that’s a good way to feel.

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!