Gordon Takes Skye On 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' As She Finally Embraces Her Inhuman Identity
Skye's about to reunite with her family again, and hopefully this time it will be less, well, sinister. At the end of Tuesday's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye called to Gordon and went off with him, leaving her cabin and coworkers behind. The two Inhumans had met earlier in the episode, and Gordon told Skye he'd come back when she needed him. However, I find it interesting that as kind as Gordon was to the girl just getting a grip on her powers, he failed to mention that he knew both of her parents and had (at least) one of them waiting for her at "home." That's pretty key information.
Skye started off the episode bored and alone in her cabin in the woods. She tried on the gloves that Simmons got her, but was uncomfortable with the side effects. That's when the weirdness started. Skye was transported into her own personal horror movie, with mysterious noises and technology flickers. Was it Ward coming to get her, or her Dad? Heck, after she uncovered that giant fist print in the wall, I half-expected Mark Ruffalo to walk through that door as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. That dent was definitely left by him, right?
When Skye answered her door, of course, she came face to face with our eyeless friend Gordon. I love that he chose this approach instead of whisking her away like he did with Cal and Raina. He definitely knows how to read a room.
Gordon was invited into the Cabin and they had a nice talk. Skye was more willing to open up to him than May's ex-husband in a therapeutic sense. It must have been nice to talk to someone who truly understood what she was going through. He also criticized S.H.I.E.L.D. for how they were handling Skye's transformation and trying to stifle her powers in the name of safety. He offered to take Skye to a place where she could be with others like herself — which is something every gifted person wants and needs to hear. I honestly had no doubt in my mind that Skye was ultimately going to go with him. It was only a matter of when.
Alone in the cabin, Skye discovered a really cool aspect of her powers once she took off the gloves. Just as Gordon predicted, she can manipulate vibrations around her to produce more than just "quakes." She manipulated the water coming out of the faucet. I really wish I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender now. I feel like I could make a great reference.
What finally pushed Skye to call upon Gordon and get the heck out of dodge was an attack by "the real S.H.I.E.L.D." — it was essentially the sequel to Skye's horror movie from the middle of the episode. She got a scary phone call, the power went out, and before Skye knew it, she was being chased through the woods. When a "real S.H.I.E.L.D." agent ignored Bobbi Morse's orders and tried to take her down, Skye took down the forest with her blast and hitched a ride on her new Inhuman pal.
Will Skye be safe with her kind, especially now that the others are being held somewhat hostage? I can't wait to see where this goes.