Agents of SHIELD Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: A Life Earned

This article contains spoilers for the Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season five episode – A Life Earned.

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The newest episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has a lot going on again. You've got the Daisy/Jemma/Kasius story, the Coulson/May/Deke story and the Grill/Mac story…. which is a lot to keep up with in a single hour of television. The main story involves Kasius being beyond happy that Deke has brought him the Destroyer of Worlds and he quickly puts together an auction. But he also has some concerns as there is a prophecy about SHIELD agents arriving to save humanity. So her asks her about how she got there. Daisy, of course, lies. She tells him that Jeffrey Mace's death, Fitz quitting SHIELD and how her and Jemma (and only them) were captured by men in suits and sent to the future. He then asks Jemma, who hadn't heard Daisy's story… but luckily one of the new Inhumans has a form of telepathy and feeds Jemma the story to tell.

Coulson and May hear about some Kree technology up on level 35 and even though they knew he sold Daisy out, they get Deke to show them the way. They find out that the Kree are breeding children using Inhuman DNA. They are found by Kree soldiers and have to fight them. Deke is stabbed and Coulson retreats with him while May stays to cover the exit and goes up against Sinara… who proves to be too much and defeats May but we don't see her fate. Oh, and Deke tells them that the voice trying to contact Virgil from what's left of Earth is his own "dead" dad.

Having lost his enforcer last episode, Grill make Mack do the job. He is sent to collect from a guy named Gunnar and tried to go the non-violent approach. But one thing lead to another and Gunnar insinuates that Mack was an unfit parent… which causes the big man to lash out, beating the man severely. Later Mack talks to Yo-Yo about his feelings, how he is still tortured by both having lost Hope in the real world and then having to lose her again in the Framework.

We wrap up the episode with the auction where they're going to have an exhibition of Daisy's skills, but a masked bidder comes forward and demands that the exhibition should be a fight to the death to prove her skills. He then removes his mask to reveal that it's Fitz! This seems like a pretty good ploy on the part of Fitz. Daisy isn't likely to kill, her refusal to do so will lead many buyers to question her value and maybe make it where he can buy her and set her friend free. At least that makes more sense than Fitz suddenly being a bad guy or him liking to see death.

 

Next week we get to see just what happened to Fitz after the other disappeared and it looks like this is where we get the return of Lance Hunter. So many questions… Why wasn't Fitz sent too? How did he get to the future then? Why does it seem like he's been there longer?

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About 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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