Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Can Fitz Find Simmons?

By Mike Krolak | Oct 7th, 2015

Trip Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice|Trip sacrifices himself to save Skye's life.|Trip sacrifices himself to save Skye's life. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode 10, "What They Become."




Welcome to another Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap! The Season 3 premiere ended with Agent Leo Fitz pounding frantically on the monolith, his frustration with losing Agent Jemma Simmons clearly coming to a head. The other agents rush in and pull him to safety before the monolith can swallow him up as well. 

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The Professor, with the Monolith, in Prison

When Fitz discovers sand on his fingers after the event, he runs some tests and hypothesizes that it's a portal, and that Simmons is out there. The team is convinced, but they need help from a certain Asgardian, Professor Elliott Randolph. They visit Professor Elliot Randolph to ask him for assistance, but there's one little hiccup: He's in a Norwegian prison, and he's actually quite content. But he might be convinced with a little coaxing:

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Ward Looks to Rebuild Hydra

We see Grant Ward for the first time this season as he explains some of the finer points of Hydra's weaknesses to one of his henchmen, and why those flaws must be addressed. He does so while taking a beautiful car for a test drive -- with one of Hydra's old leaders strapped to the hood:

Hydra may be down, but it's certainly not out.

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Agent May's Extended Break Gets Interrupted

Agent Melinda May hasn't yet returned to S.H.I.E.L.D., and it turns out that she's been visiting her father in Arizona. She's clearly here to stay out of sight, but as she and her father discuss her childhood, May spots someone lurking outside: 

Agent Lance Hunter tracked May down to recruit her for the task he's begun: Finding Ward, and killing him. May resists at first, but realizes that she'll never have true peace unless Ward is gone.

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Fitz Pulls Out Every Stop to Find Simmons

Professor Randolph and S.H.I.E.L.D. use the monolith to investigate a site that may activate the monolith's portal capacities. After Agent Daisy Johnson realizes her newly discovered powers can turn the monolith into a portal to Asgard, she opens the portal so the team can send a probe through to verify the portal's location. But once Daisy opens it, Agent Leo Fitz jumps through to find Agent Jemma Simmons himself:

Whew. Simmons is probably looking at some serious recuperation time, but at least she's back on Earth. But the rest looks like it'll be short with Ward maneuvering for Hydra again. What's next? Find out next week!

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Coulson Asks May to Kill Him|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control.|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode, "Face My Enemy."