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'Agents of Sheild' recap: 'Seeds' is a game changer for Skye

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When "Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. promised it was going to start giving answers to both the Coulson and Skye mysteries, they sure did it in a big way. The past two episodes, though not revealing everything, gave some pretty big whoppers. Last night's episode "Seeds", in particular, was a big one for Skye (Chloe Bennet), who finally learned something about her past. However, it wasn't exactly happy news.

The Plot

Someone is attacking young cadets at the S.H.I.E.L.D Academy by trying to freeze them with some device that utilizes technology that Fitz/Simmons (Ian De Caestecker/Elizabeth Henstridge) developed, so they are asked to visit the Academy with Skye and Ward (Brett Dalton). Agent Weaver wants them to give a speech that will help ease the minds of the young scientists-in-training, while Ward and Skye try to figure out who is behind the attacks. They set their sights on loner Donnie (Dylan Minnette), but Fitz rules him out. After a trip to the boiler room (it's a lot more fun than it sounds), Ward realizes that Donnie was behind the technology, and was working with a fellow student in order to deliver their project to Ian Quinn (David Conrad).

Meanwhile, May (Ming-Na Wen) decides to take Coulson (Clark Gregg) to Mexico city in an effort to find out more information about Skye's parents. They run into Agent Lumley, who puts up a mean fight, but ultimately reveals that Skye was a 084 that S.H.E.I.L.D. was trying to protect. That wasn't easy, since everyone that came into contact her has died. The missing agent also discloses that Skye has some sort of power, however no one had ever seen it. Lumley refuses to hear anything about Skye other than if she is safe, and heeds a warning to Coulson and May.

Thoughts

Overall, this was a pretty solid outing. The action was pretty nifty, and the revelations were handled quite nicely. It was also fun seeing Fitz/Simmons as legends in the minds of the younger S.H.E.I.L.D. hopefuls, who pretty much held them up as rock stars. The Donnie/Seth connection was predictable, but showing Donnie as a possible Blizzard was very well done. There was also a mention of the Clairvoyant, who sent a message to Coulson via Quinn.

Best Random Moment: May's revelation to Coulson about her relationship with Ward.

What do you think? Did you enjoy "Seeds"?

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