Welcome to the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap for Season 3, Episode 12, "The Inside Man" (original airdate March 15, 2016) where you can catch up on the all of the highlights that you may have missed! Check out our favorite moments and let us know yours in the comments below!
Talbot reveals he hired Creel to protect him, not assassinate him, and trusts Creel with his life.
Now safe and secure inside the Containment Module, Simmons asks Creel about his origins, and how he survived touching a Terrigen Obelisk. Back at HQ, Fitz and Simmons show Daisy and Lincoln how Creel’s blood could be a potential vaccine against the Terrigenesis process. Daisy and Lincoln disagree about how the vaccine should be used.
On Zephyr One, Coulson details the mission: there will be 5 delegates from 5 nations, who each run their own version of ATCU. One of these delegates is Gideon Malick's (Powers Boothe) insider, who they must identify and use to track Malick. Under the guise of a catering company, Creel, May, Bobbi, and Hunter enter the palace grounds where the symposium is taking place. Coulson is undercover as a scientist, and Talbot is himself.
Coulson uses his fake hand to shake delegates’ hands, scanning their prints and sending to May, Hunter and Bobbi, dressed in catering uniforms. Coulson tells the delegates that Inhumans are not a threat.
At Hydra HQ, Hive engulfs the five human sacrifices with a sandstorm of particulates. His body is completely healed.
Meanwhile, May, Bobbi and Hunter begin to investigate the delegates’ rooms using the palm prints Coulson collected. Talbot tells the symposium delegates that Coulson is a spy! Malick enters the room and names Phil Coulson as the Director of Hydra. It turns out that Talbot is Malick’s inside man.
Meanwhile, Malick grandstands for the delegates, subtley implying that with the gel technology he can kill Talbot’s son at any moment, which Coulson picks up on. The guards drag Coulson out. In a holding cell at the palace, Malick locks Talbot up next to Coulson. Malick tells Coulson he is building an army. Just as Hydra is going to assassinate them… Creel busts open the door and sets them free!
After fighting through Hydra, the team meets up. Creel saves Hunter’s life. Coulson tells Bobbi and Hunter to follow Malick.
The tag finds the Russian delegate Petrov on a plane with… Malick! They talk about establishing the Inhuman sanctuary. In the Cargo Hold of the plane, Bobbi and Hunter are stowed away…
In case you missed Grant Ward’s recent transition to Hive watch it now!
Grant Ward is Hive|Grant Ward has a new identity!|At an underground Hydra facility, Malick meets with Hive, the creature that now inhabits the remains of Grant Ward's body. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3, Episode 11, "Bouncing Back." ABC TUESDAYS 9|8c.
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