Coming off a major landmark episode can be rough. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 13 follows the show's downright awesome 100th installment, which ended with the long-awaited FitzSimmons wedding.
While "Principia" doesn't necessarily rise to the heights of excitement and nostalgia of "The Real Deal," it definitely has a lot of charm to it.
Starting off with Mack and Yo-Yo. They've formed one of the best-loved relationships on this show, hands down, full stop. Even after all the trauma they've been through, physical and emotional, they are still they're for each other.
Here, we got to see Mack literally risk his life to spend a few extra seconds to drag away one of Hale's android mechs to supply Fitz with the necessary raw materials to craft Yo-Yo new arms.
And he also assured Yo-Yo that despite any robotic parts, she still has the heart and soul he loves. Plus there's this gag, when Mack got a littler too solicitous:
Mack, enough. Seriously, if I had arms, I would strangle you right now.
Yo-Yo Permalink: Mack, enough. Seriously, if I had arms, I would strangle you right now. Added: March 17, 2018 Good old Mack played a huge role here in this story, and it was fantastic. Sure, it was definitely convenient plot-wise that the guy they were looking for just happened to be an old friend, but it was worth it.
I confess that I spent much of the episode waiting for Caine to be revealed as an evil double-agent or just otherwise turn on the heroes, so it came as a very pleasant surprise when they actually gained a firm new ally in him.
One of the funnier moments came when he expressed his wonder at seeing the flying ship, and the whole team just reacted like it was just another Friday for them. Which it really rather was.
Caine not only moved the plot forward, he provided a window into Mack's past, not to mention an outside observation on Mack's character development over the years.
View Slideshow: 19 Inspiring TV Characters We Admire In the meantime, Deke continued to prove a valuable addition to the cast, and not just in the realm of comic relief. While we the viewers were already privy to his relationship to Fitz and Simmons, he put things together himself here.
If I have a complaint about this episode, it probably rests here, actually. Deke's mother pops in, delivers the particular profound words of wisdom about moving forward, and then Simmons just happens to make the same quote within Deke's earshot?
This would've been less on the nose if Simmons had previously displayed some sort of obvious affection for said quote in prior episodes, but as far as I can recall, this is the first time I've heard it.
I understand that they might have been going for some sort of big reveal here, but the revelation is all internal; we the viewers already know Deke's the FitzSimmons grandson. So it falls a bit flat.
That said, I'm not unhappy that Deke put t..