S2E6 “A Fractured House”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gives us several “fractured families” in our story threads this week — the fractured Ward brothers, the fractured Daddy-Daughter relationship between Skye and the Doctor, the fractured relationship between Fitz and Simmons, and the fractures between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the rest of the world.
This week, Coulson gets an opportunity to get S.H.I.E.L.D. some breathing room by making a deal with Senator Christian Ward: the good Senator backs off of his persecution of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson will hand over the traitor brother Ward — a deal Grant Ward finds bothersome enough that he escapes during his transfer. All the while Senator Ward is telling Coulson that he’s got it all wrong — Grant is the one lying about his past, and the stories about Christian being the domineering evil mustache-twirling brother are just that: stories.
Meantime, HYDRA continued to test their weaponized Terragin Mist weapons, cutting through a delegation at the United Nations and targeting S.H.I.E.L.D. agents at a safe house in Belgium. This is the same Belgium with an elected leader who has ties to HYDRA through his grandfather. Turns out Grandpa worked for Whitehall back in the day.
And will Fitz and Simmons ever once again become… FitzSimmons??
The Panel: Kammie Settle, Tim Harvey, Jason Hunt