“Agents of SHIELD” Recap: Mexican Standoff in Space

“Agents of SHIELD” delivered one of its most intense episodes in five seasons in “Best Laid Plans,” as Kasius threatens to kill the entire population of the Lighthouse while Mack and Yo-Yo plot their retaliation. Coulson and crew try to make it back to the Lighthouse as Daisy contemplates a big decision.

Don’t You People Ever Die? | On the Lighthouse, Kasius is informed that the human population survived his last attempt to kill them all, so he sends a message to Mack and Yo-Yo: Tess, who was resurrected with the same Kree technology used to bring back Coulson. Seriously? Does anyone ever stay dead anymore? Tess says that Kasius has rigged bombs around the oxygen tanks and will detonate them if he doesn’t get Flint.

What Even Matters Anymore? | Back on Earth, Fitz and Simmons discover that the future version of the Zephyr is running on Gravitonium based on a design by Fitz. Fitz deduces from this that no matter what they do, the apocalyptic future will happen and they’re all stuck in a loop. This doesn’t stop Daisy from telling Coulson that she doesn’t want her power inhibitor turned off in fear of her powers causing the end of the world.

Simmons and Fitz figure out that they can get the Zephyr back into space by letting it fly in the upcoming gravity storm on Earth. As the ship is taking off, however, Sinara sneaks onboard and has a pretty epic zero gravity fight with Daisy before Daisy kills Sinara with a pipe. The Zephyr takes off on its way to the Lighthouse.

Check Mate | Mack and Yo-Yo send Tess to Kasius to inform him that they’ve rigged Kasius’s bombs to his Inhuman breeding lab. Kasius himself goes to negotiate with Mack and Yo-Yo and gets fed up with them pretty quickly- what else is new? He detonates the bombs, but the human population of the Lighthouse moved the bombs to a different floor. Mack and Yo-Yo make off with Tess, to Kasius’s frustration, but he tells his minions that he has his own future seer in a secret bunker.

“Agents of SHIELD” airs Fridays on ABC.

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