Bad Guy Go Boom On Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Agents of SHIELD episode – Boom.

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Bad Guy Go Boom On Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD

Marvel may have slipped in a character without officially doing it. In the beginning of the episode, Watchdog leader and devote anti-Inhuman, Terrence Shockley slipped into Senator Nadeer's office and broke open a Terrigen crystal. Nadeer did not transform as he expected… but Shockley did. One he broke out of his cocoon, he exploded, killing Nadeer and her two aides. Shockley survived and reformed. His powers, and look, are very reminiscent of the Marvel character Nitro. In the comics Nitro is Robert Hunter, who gained his abilities through genetic alterations by the Kree. So not quite the same, but close enough.

Quake, Jeffrey Mace, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz get involved in the case and end up bringing Shockley and other Watchdogs in. But while trying to interrogate Shockley, they discover that he is the source of the bomb and force him off the plane before he can explode. He reassembles on the ground and heads off looking for a phone where he contacts the Superior and tells him of a plan.

Meanwhile Coulson and Mac are in search of the woman that Holden Radcliffe designed Aida after. Agnes is a former love of Radcliffe who is dying from a brain tumor and wants nothing to do with her former lover, but decides to help because of Coulson's passionate plea on behalf of Agent May. But the plan goes sideways when Radcliffe is able to convince Agnes that he can help her continue to live in the framework that he has created and has someone living in it already. She runs off with him, leaving Coulson with nothing to go on by the certainty that May is still alive.

Shockley blows up a diner to get SHIELD's attention and they come with a plan to capture him. But the whole thing is a trap as the Superior and his men arrive. Daisy keeps making Shockley explode, exhausting him and controlling his blasts, but wearing herself out. Fitz and Simmons work on the containment unit while Mace decides to use his serum again, knowing that it may kill him. He slows down the Russian and his men long enough for the other to trap Shockley, but Mace is captured and taken away. The Superior still believes Mace is an Inhuman.

Radcliffe puts Agnes into the framework, but her body won't stay alive too long. Aida seems almost jealous of Agnes and takes her necklace.

Other than unceremoniously removing a regular character from the show, the episode pretty much moved stories along without and major revelations. The Superior thinks he has the highest profile Inhuman as a hostage and Shockley is off the table for now. The fact that the Superior thinks that Coulson is the catalyst for everything that has happened in the MCU is pretty funny. And it looks like Coulson gets to find out about it next week.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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