Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S7 E10 “Stolen”
Still stuck in the 1980s with a non-responsive time-drive, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a new mission. Nathaniel Malick. the son of Hydra’s founder, has had his own subplot brewing over the last several episodes, since his life was spared and messed up the timeline. He has discovered the existence of Inhumans like Daisy, and has been experimenting on them, trying to figure out how to steal their powers. After successfully empowering himself with Daisy’s Quake abilities, he has been living out the decades while the Agents have been time-jumping. He’s gotten very good at using his powers, having had them longer than Daisy.
He’s been recruiting young S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, including one in particular that we know very well from previous seasons played by the late Bill Paxton (and sentimentally/appropriately played here by his son!), and giving them powers. He’s also spent the time taking over the Inhuman HQ founded by Daisy’s mother, whose Inhuman power gives her long life and healing powers. He also recruited Cora, a half-sister Daisy never knew she had, who has dangerous powers of her own. Mommy issues have made Cora unstable, and she is more than willing to follow Malick on his quest to create worldwide anarchy.
Aiding Malick is the Chromicom AI Sybil, who survived the destruction of the Chromicom HQ caused by Coulson. Sybil is sharing her knowledge of the future with Malick, giving him a colossal advantage, always knowing what S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to do and where they’re going to be next.
This episode is mostly Daisy-centric, between dealing with her mother-to-be and her romance with Sousa. It's especially fun to watch these two opposites attract: The modern, liberated woman and the retro, very square man. Daisy and her mother have a very touching, yet hurtful timeline-be-damned conversation.
Even though there were no big fight scenes this episode, very unusual for AoS, The body count is rising fast as Malick’s power and superpowered army grows, with only a few episodes left in the final season. Looks like a big showdown will be the grand finale.
Will Daisy screw up the timeline further by telling her mother too much?
Will Malick destroy the world with his superpowered minions?
Will we ever see Fitz this season?
To find out, tune in to ABC on Wednesdays at 10pm EST, on your DVR, On Demand, or at abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agents-of-shield to watch the exciting final season!