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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ recap: 4×03 “Uprising”

Agents of SHIELD recap, Season 4, Episode 3, “Uprising”, Aired October 11, 2016.

Welcome to Miami! The episode opens with Yo-Yo at a party in Miami. She is celebrating with friends when all of the lights go out and a helicopter crashes into the side of a building. Random accident? Nope, not this time. It’s the work of an Inhuman resistance organization. They are fighting back against the Accords and they threaten to bring down more cities using EMP to disrupt all electronics. Hmmm, with the Director being an Inhuman himself, it will be interesting to see how he handles it. Mack suggests that they utilize Yo-Yo because she is in Miami. But we all know the real reason. Even if there is tension between these two, Mack would never sit back and let her stay in the path of danger.

(ABC/Jennifer Clasen)
(ABC/Jennifer Clasen)

Poor May. May’s condition isn’t improving. Coulson looks sick with worry while Simmons pleads with the CDC to give her some answers. The Director walks in and tells Coulson where May is being kept (because Simmons couldn’t/wouldn’t) just as one of the other patients suffering from the ghost illness crashes and dies. Thankfully, the Director allows Simmons to go to May and try to save her but in a total dick move, he refuses to let Coulson go with. Simmons takes May to Dr. Radcliffe who is still just chilling with his creepy robot lady. They realize that May is being literally scared to death.

FINALLY, we check in with our new favorite duo, Daisy and Robbie. They are chatting at a gas station when they over-hear what’s happening with the Inhuman attack. Robbie uses “we” and “us” when talking about what he and Daisy would have to do if the attack happened in LA. Looks like somebody is already on board with the Ghost Rider/Quake team! Since Robbie’s ride doesn’t have any electronics, it still works in the black-out. They speed off to pick up his little brother and Daisy asks about his abilities. Robbie explains that he has tried to get rid of it it before by avenging the creeps who hurt his little brother. When that didn’t work, he started settling the score for others, including his uncle who used to work at the creepy ghost lab from the last ep. When they find Robbie’s little bro (Gabe), a snarky Daisy and a pissed Robbie take down some thugs who were messing with Gabe. Daisy hurts her quaking hand protecting Gabe. Things aren’t lookin’ so good for our favorite goth gal.

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Rudimentary Science, yo! Over in Miami, Yo-Yo is with her friends when some guys swarm the building with guns demanding that they turn over the Inhuman. When Yo-Yo takes the guns from the bad guys, her friend busts her out. It doesn’t matter though, within seconds, Fitz, Coulson and Mack are there to save the day! Without any of his tech, Fitz has to use some old fashioned methods to find the source of the EMP but if anyone can do it, it’s Fitz. They figure out that the goons that came for Yo-Yo are working for the Watchdogs. Fitz thinks he can find the source of the blackouts with rudimentary science ya’ll. He whips up some compasses with corks.

Plan M, for murder. Meanwhile, Dr. Radcliffe has come up with a crazy plan to kill May. He thinks that if they kill her, it will reset her brain and then they can shock her back to life. Makes sense, right? And even though she is worried AF, Simmons agrees. They inject May with something and she dies. Dr. Radcliffe’s theory is working and just as Simmons is about to shock May back, THE POWER GOES OUT! Not good. Thankfully, the doc thinks quick and pulls the battery from his creepy lady robot and May is BACK!

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A capital “W” win. As they track the EMP based on Fitz’s map, Couslon, Fitz, Mack and Yo-Yo find it but it’s heavily guarded. Yo-Yo swipes the guns of the guard and what follows is one of the coolest fight scenes I have seen in a long time. As the EMP pulsates, the screen goes in and out of black as the S.H.I.E.L.D. peeps take out the EMP guards.

Let there be light! In LA, the power comes back on as Daisy and Gabe talk. Gabe is not a fan of Daisy and tells her that he won’t tell anyone who she really is, as long as she leaves and stays away from his big bro. Clearly, Gabe does not ship Robbie and Daisy like I do. (Boo Gabe. Boo.) When Robbie gets home with bandages and meds, Daisy is gone. She is sitting in her van. Alone. What will it take to get her back on the team? On any team, really?

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Ugh, politics. Back at HQ, Coulson and the Director are chatting about the impact of the attacks. Someone big is backing the Watchdogs and wanted to cause widespread hate toward the Inhumans. It worked. Now it’s time to take S.H.I.E.L.D. out of the shadows. Everyone is a bit worried, but mostly happy with it. Everyone except the shady Senator. She is pissed and based on her phone call, we learn that it’s her behind the Watchdog attacks. It seems to be retaliation for her brother’s “condition.” Looks like he had a bad reaction to some terrigan crystals.

Another killer episode! That fight scene next to the pulsating EMP was epic! What did you think?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday at 10/9(c) on ABC.

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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