In the Season 4 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the team seemed beleaguered by the amount of paperwork and multicolored tape keeping them from "classified" information by new new Director. However, putting the organization back in the open provided more than just a series of inconveniences this week. Where was May taken on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Not even Coulson is allowed to know what's happening to her, and that scares me.
The new director, by the way, is an Inhuman named Jeffrey Mace, who in Marvel comics took up Captain America's title and later became known as The Patriot. He also married Bruce Banner's ex-girlfriend Betsy Ross, which seems rude though extra patriotic, in the comics.
After being touched by Lucy The Ghost Hacker, May was still seeing dead faces on her friends and coworkers. It was started to affect her mental state, and she began to search around for whatever infected her. She freaked out again en route to a mission, causing the director to step in and subdue her using brute force. At the end of the episode, Mace sent her off in a straightjacket. Neither is cool! He told Coulson that he was keeping information about May and Daisy from him because it was too close and personal — which, on paper, is not a bad idea for a director of a global secret spy organization. However, I happen to care about May and Daisy, so I would prefer it if Coulson was able to help them. As if Phil wasn't already on Team Cap, know what I mean?
While my gust is telling me not to trust him, I don't think Mace is a bad guy sending Melinda off to some nefarious location. He seems on the level. I think it's just less personal, which is not always a good idea when dealing with strong personalities and supernatural forces. I have a feeling that Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to end with our team becoming rogue spies, and a hospital breakout would make an excellent stepping stone.
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