At the conclusion of Season Two, I honestly did not know where the series was going. While I enjoyed Brett Dalton’s character, the traitorous Grant Ward, his plot line of being the leader of Hydra was getting kind of old. I honestly was ready for our favorite SHIELD Team: Director Phil Coulson, Agent Mai, Daisy Johnson, Mack, Fitz/Simmons, Bobbi, and Lance to put him down for good.
While that did not happen exactly, they put a brilliant spin on Ward, having him possessed by the villainous HIVE. This new origin for the character introduced him as an Inhuman who was banished thousands of years ago because he was too powerful.
The main plot of Season 3 is the introduction of the Inhumans and how the humans fear them. SHIELD gets absorbed into the ACTU, forcing Director Coulson to work with their friendly nemesis General Talbot. It also introduces some new characters including Yo-Yo, an Inhuman with super speed.
As SHIELD tries to handle the Inhumans, HIVE slowly begins to take over Hydra and has a unique ability to “sway” Inhumans into siding with him. A fact that soon puts Coulson up against one of his own.
This season had so many twists and turns, it was unreal. I had no idea what to expect next. They would introduce something that seemed important, only to have it fade away or solved quickly. I was on the edge of my seat constantly, not knowing what to think next.
It was, so far, the best season of the show and with the cancellation of Agent Carter, I cannot wait to see what is next.
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