Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., S3 Ep03 – A Wanted (Inhu)man

In last week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fitz was successful at rescuing Simmons from another world. This week’s episode, entitled “A Wanted (Inhu)man” has some focus on the aftermath of her rescue, while also focusing heavily on the plight of known Inhuman Lincoln Campbell. Additionally, Agents May and Hunter begin a hunt for Ward.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "A Wanted (Inhu)man" - Daisy, Mack and Coulson race to protect Lincoln as Rosalind's team hunts down the Inhuman in their quest for powered people. Meanwhile, Hunter proves that there is no line that he will not cross to exact his revenge against Ward and Hydra, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jordin Althaus) LUKE MITCHELL

Lincoln on the run

The episode begins with Lincoln on the run from the organization that’s hunting down Inhumans. While we know this organization is not set out on killing Inhumans, the threat of them capturing and containing Inhumans is enough for Lincoln to remain fearful. Also, their chasing him with guns. Unfortunately for him, his situation is worsened when he is outed on national television as being a potential alien threat.

Throughout the episode there are disagreements between Daisy (a.k.a. not Skye), Coulson, and Mack about how to take on this situation and rescue Lincoln, all while Lincoln struggles finding someone to trust and help him. At one point Lincoln puts his trust in an old friend who unfortunately ends up selling him out. Sadly, Lincoln indirectly causes his friend to have a heart attack while trying to leave his home, killing him. While this is unfortunate for Lincoln, we don’t get to know Lincoln’s friend for very long to grasp their relationship fully in order to feel anything for the loss.

By the end of the episode Coulson is given the opportunity to talk to the leader of the opposing organization. The organization is determined to get results, especially since they have the President waiting on them. The conclusion to this story arc sees Coulson agreeing to hand over Lincoln to the organization in order to keep Daisy safe, considering the organization knows of her Inhuman abilities as well. When they fail to turn over Lincoln due to him escaping, the episode ends leading Coulson and his team into a new status quo. Coulson has agreed to work directly with the organization providing his expertise on the issues at hand.

While the story revolving around Lincoln was this week’s episode’s main focus, the truly compelling moments in “A Wanted (Inhu)man” came from Simmons. Simmons is having trouble reconditioning herself to her environment after being on an alien world for so long. It’s truly tragic seeing Simmons go through these emotional break downs and struggle to adjust. It was really sweet seeing Fitz continue to try and help her, and even go about reserving a empty restaurant with no environmental distractions. It’s an interesting reversal seeing Simmons go through these emotional plights this time around, while it was Fitz who had the mental issues last season.

The stinger at the end of the episode saw that there’s more to Simmons’ story than just her trying to recondition herself. We discover she wants to go back to the alien world she was rescued from. Now, there could many reasons why Simmons wants to go back, but my guess is she met someone there. Someone who ended up meaning a lot to her and helping her while she was being hunted. Someone she needs to save. Or I could be wrong.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "A Wanted (Inhu)man" - Daisy, Mack and Coulson race to protect Lincoln as Rosalind's team hunts down the Inhuman in their quest for powered people. Meanwhile, Hunter proves that there is no line that he will not cross to exact his revenge against Ward and Hydra, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jordin Althaus) NICK BLOOD, MING-NA WEN

Hunter and May on a mission

While it’s always fun seeing Agent May kick ass, her side plot with Hunter didn’t interest me all that much in comparison to the other plots. That being said it did provide some humorous moments, and concluded nicely with Hunter making his way one step closer to Ward.

Overall, “A Wanted (Inhu)man” was a strong episode. While the main plot didn’t interest me all that much, it was still a solid story containing some tense moments between S.H.I.E.L.D. and their opposing organization. The kiss between Daisy and Lincoln came off as a surprise, but made sense for the characters. Seeing Simmons struggle with being back home is just tragic to watch, and actor Elizabeth Henstridge does a great job selling the performance. “A Wanted (Inhu)man” leaves audiences wanting know what will become of Coulson’s newfound partnership, if Hunter and May will get any closer to hunting down Ward, and why Simmons wants to return to the alien world she was possibly hunted on. I’m looking forward to finding out.

In case you forgot, there is a monster out there hunting down and murdering Inhumans. Next week’s episode entitled “Devils You Know” sees the return of this mysterious character, and will give us insight into why he’s doing what he’s doing. Check out ABC’s official promo for “Devils You Know” below and feel free to let us know what you thought of “A Wanted (Inhu)man” in the comments.