“Collision Course (Part II)” not only serves as the conclusion to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s latest two-parter, it also puts a pin in the whole season thus far. In fact, it’s hard to tell where the next four episodes will go from here, which makes things all the more interesting.
After Sarge’s (Clark Gregg) plan to save the world turns out to be an atom bomb that will devastate far too many lives, May (Ming-Na Wen) and Daisy (Chloe Bennet) work to stop him. He foils their attempts by teleporting away, which leaves Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) on a “Collision Course” towards their friends and the so-called Shrike Tower.
On the Zephyr, Sarge ties up Mack (Henry Simmons) only to be tripped up by a combo of Deke’s (Jeff Ward) hacking and Daisy’s quacking. When the latter diffuses – rather than defusing – the explosion, Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) is able to use her powers to free Mack and trap one of Sarge’s teammates instead. That’s when things get really dicey. Instead of helping his own crew, Sarge shoots Pax instead.
Over on Izel’s ship, the dynamic duo quickly realize their new friend is harboring a few terrifying secrets. Unfortunately, she realizes they might know Sarge as soon as they communicate with the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew. This leads to a surprising confrontation between the two villains, in which Sarge reveals his family was murdered by Izel and she in turn claims he has no memories to begin with. Will the mysteries surrounding his existence be answered this season?
Whether or not they are, the most satisfying part of “Collision Course” has to be the joyful reunions between the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and their favorite scientists. It also makes Yo-Yo the MVP of the episode, as she rescues Fitzsimmons, turns Jaco against Sarge, and reunites with Mack after a break-up that lasted far too long. Jaco’s choice was bittersweet, as he takes Izel’s ship and detonates Sarge’s bomb far away from Earth. But his sacrifice means the Shrike threat is over… For now. And so it’s party time! Mack and Yo-Yo’s reunion takes the cake for best party occurrence, but Deke’s whirlwind romance with adorable murderer Snowflake is a close second. Too bad Daisy had her rightfully arrested after only a few hickeys.
But while the team is celebrating, with a little bit of canoodling on the side, May is taking a drastically different step. After visiting Sarge in his confinement, she shoots him in the face without even stopping to ask questions first. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out if he’s really dead, but it’s a pretty dire note for “Collision Course” to leave us on.