Stan Lee pays a visit in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep.13!! Recap!!

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Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) pose as father and daughter while investigating the package being sent to Ian Quinn

Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) pose as father and daughter while investigating the package being sent to Ian Quinn

In order to find the Clairvoyant, Coulson and the team board a train in Italy that is shipping an unknown package ordered by Ian Quinn. The team splits into groups, with Coulson and Simmons posing as a father and daughter while Fitz and Skye work with Ward and May to track down the package. However, the group is exposed, leaving Coulson and Ward to flee the train, which mysteriously disappears afterward. After finding a truck nearby, Coulson and Ward return to the BUS with the mysterious device. After a failed attempt to analyze it, they send the specifications to HQ. May arrives and they learn the team was sold out by a contact within the Italian police. Using the Bus they find the train and Simmons, but Fitz and Skye are gone. It is revealed that Fitz and Skye disembarked to pursue Quinn and the package. Refusing to allow Quinn to escape again, Skye goes into his mansion while Fitz sabotages the vehicles outside. She discovers Mike Peterson asleep in a hyperbaric chamber in Quinn’s basement before being confronted by Quinn himself, who awakens Peterson and presents him with the contents of the package, a high-tech prosthetic leg. To test Peterson’s obedience to Centipede, Quinn orders him to kill Skye; he refuses, as it is against his orders from the Clairvoyant, and instead leaves to execute the team who brought the package as punishment for leading S.H.I.E.L.D. to Quinn’s location. Quinn then shoots Skye repeatedly in the stomach and leaves her for dead, only to walk right into a S.H.I.E.L.D. raid on his compound. Quinn is arrested, but Skye is left near death and Simmons can only sustain her temporarily by placing her into Peterson’s hyperbaric chamber. In the aftermath, Peterson covertly visits a playground and requests to see his son, however, the Clairvoyant tells him “not yet.” The view zooms in on his new prosthetic leg, which bears the name “Deathlok Project.”

Love her or hate her, Skye (Chloe Bennet) is slowly becoming an important part of the team

Love her or hate her, Skye (Chloe Bennet) is slowly becoming an important part of the team

With every episode new baddies are introduced and in this episode we get to meet a group that might give Coulson and his team a run for their money. Cybertech has been closely monitoring S.H.I.E.L.D. activities and technology. They have upgraded their “night-night” gun (the same gun they used to take down Mike Peterson in the first episode) into a proximity grenade. Cybertech uses it on Ward and Coulson to put them in a state of deep slumber where they experience a type of time displacement. To them, the train seemed to instantly vanish where in reality they were knocked out and it appeared as if no time passed when they come to. This Cybertech has just as much information on S.H.I.E.L.D. as S.H.I.E.L.D. has on them which make them extremely dangerous to Coulson’s team and they will likely have technology that will keep Simmons and Fitz fascinated.

Love her or hate her, it sad to see Skye go down. Just when she was actually starting to become interesting, she is critically shot by Quinn and found by Coulson barely clinging on to life. It was interesting to see who everyone reacted distraughtly over the possibility of losing Skye. This shows just how much they (especially Melinda May) have come to accept her. In the first half of the season, tension ran between Skye and May. May didn’t trust her much until she started to prove her worth. May showed concern for her along with everyone else. Hopefully, something can be done for Skye as I want to see more of her development through the show. If her situation does go south, what will Coulson do to get Skye back?

Father Marvel himself Stan Lee hangs out with the cast

Father Marvel himself Stan Lee hangs out with the cast

We knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Stan Lee stopped by for a guest spot in this episode as he has done in the Marvel films. His role, as always, is the random old guy in the background. Stay classy, Stan.

Did you notice the other Easter egg hidden within the episode? While at a park, Mike Peterson asks the Clairvoyant if he can see his son. The Clairvoyant says “not yet”. Then the view zooms in on Mike’s cybernetic leg which is stamped with the words “Deathlok Project”. Marvel fans know that there is a list of characters that have used the name Deathlok. A recurring theme among these characters is that a dead human has been reanimated with cybernetic technology. “Deathlok technology” has also been used thematically by Marvel writers in other stories. No surprise here since Mike was clinically dead for a bit.

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