In Good Hand!! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep.11 Recap!!

WARNING: THE SPOILERS ARE BACK!!

Agent Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows) takes over the team in Coulson's absence


Agent Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows) takes over the team in Coulson’s absence

Agent Hand takes over in the search for Agent Coulson who was kidnapped. She kicks Skye out of the team despite Ward’s protest. Meanwhile Coulson is held captive where he is drilled for information about his resurrection. Though she is not on the team Skye is still on the search for Coulson’s whereabouts. She steals an SUV belonging to Lloyd Rathman and crashes it. She has the vehicle towed to Rathman’s home where she calls his office. Rathman arrives at home and encounters Skye who pretends to be Agent Melinda May. In a deserted town, Coulson attempts to escape his captors to no avail. He is taken back to be tortured again. Raina arrives and kills Edison Po. Meanwhile, Skye gets Rathman to access his bank accounts. May intentions to remove Skye of the BUS prove to be justifiable as she knows that Skye cannot function well with agents hawking over her. Raina convinces Coulson to use the mind-probing machine he been put in to scan his brain for answer to what happened to him following the events in New York. At Rathman’s home, Skye uncovers that Rathman’s has been dealing with several buyers including Raina. Raina reveals to Coulson about the plight his mother went through after she was told about his death by S.H.I.E.L.D. On the BUS, Coulson’s team prepares to depart for the location Skye found where Coulson may be held. Agent Hand opposes this but the team leaves regardless. Skye arrives at the abandoned town where she is attacked by Centipede soldiers. May, Ward, Fitz and Simmons arrive to search for Coulson while Ward deals with the soldiers. Skye finds Coulson in a mind-probing machine with Raina at his side. She knocks Raina out and frees Coulson. On the BUS, Agent Hand expresses her pleasure in Coulson’s return. Raina is taken into custody while the team is made whole again. Elsewhere, Mike Peterson has seemingly survived the explosion at the bridge. He awakens in a room where he receives a message in his eye.

The theory of Agent Coulson being a life-sized duplicate is debunked when it is revealed that he was truly brought back to life.

The theory of Agent Coulson being a life-sized duplicate is debunked when it is revealed that he was truly brought back to life.


Well, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. The answers we S.H.I.E.L.D. fans have been waiting for start to get answered with this episode. Since finding out that there is information that not even his high level of clearance can access, Agent Phillip Coulson has been wondering about his miraculous return from the dead. His mind has been picked for information about that since his abduction in the fall finale. Raina takes over after Edison Po fails gathering probing Coulson’s mind. She reveals to him that the Clairvoyant has been keeping him under a microscope, learning things about Coulson that no one else should…except S.H.I.E.L.D., of course. Raina smooth’s Coulson over and gets him back in the machine. He learns that S.H.I.E.L.D. doctors worked on him with a strange device that repaired his brain and heart. Coulson confronts the doctor who tells him that Coulson was dead for days, not seconds. The device used on Coulson was to make him into the agent he was before his death. The doctor goes on to tell Coulson that Nick Fury ordered for him to be brought back. Now Coulson is left with more questions than answers and so are we. It looks like this punches a hole in the whole ‘android’ theory that fans have come up with suggesting Coulson’s return. Sorry guys.

Skye gets further development in her character as she is charged with finding Coulson.

Skye gets further development in her character as she is charged with finding Coulson.

Agent Victoria Hand takes over during Coulson’s absence. Her first act is immediately giving Skye the boot thanks to Melinda May’s opinion about her place on the BUS. Skye feels betrayed and Ward is shocked by May’s action. I was even a little surprised that May would ditch Skye like that but was relieved to learn that May wanted Skye off the BUS knowing full well that the girl cannot function with S.H.I.E.L.D. agents watching her like vultures over a carcass. Given the spotlight again, Skye uses her unique skill set (hacking, stealing and impersonating an agent of a secret government agency) to locate the whereabouts of Coulson and find out more about Centipede’s funding. Skye reports back to her teammates about her findings. This illustrratwes the potential growth we’ll see in her character. Agents Hand is not so quick to rescue Coulson as she is all about the mission, which is taking out Centipede’s laboratories. Coulson has done a lot for his team especially Skye whom he has gone out his way for to help her find out about herself. They cannot let him down though Hand seems to not care very much, suggesting that losing an agent is a part of the job. Their personal mission to rescue proves successful and they are reunited with their leader. Ah, it so nice to see a team happy again.

Things however are not looking good for Michael Peterson who survived the explosion at the bridge where Coulson was abducted. He lost his right leg but gained something else. Looking at himself in a mirror in room, he receives a message in his eye. Poor Michael, just when he was doing so well now he gets pulled into the same fate as Akela Amadour who was forced to take orders from an unknown person.

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