The Resistance Is Growing On 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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One by one, the heroes are assembling on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. within the spooky universe of the Framework. After initially betraying Daisy in order to save his daughter, Mack joined the resistance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is finally ready to start fighting back. Not only can I not wait to see what the Framework's version of the Shotgun-Axe is, but it was nice to see this character development.

It's also going to be nice to see him team up with Ward. Those two characters haven't gotten to cross paths in a friendly way yet, really. Unsurprisingly, Mack didn't need much convincing to ditch Hydra loyalty and join the good guys. I wonder what "pain" the Framework removed from his life. I'm curious as to how he ended up as a single father. I also wonder where his brother Ruben is in this world.

Mack and Hope, his daughter, were brought in by Hydra as a way to catch Skye/Daisy. It worked all too well, and now Daisy is locked up with both Fitz and May itching to bring the pain. At the end of the episode, Mack contacted the resistance and offered his services so that he'd be able to face his daughter again. All in all, I think he did the right thing. Daisy can take care of herself, and deep down Mack probably knows that.

Obviously, there's one glaring problem with this storyline. What's going to happen to Mack's daughter Hope when the gang exists the Framework? Does she even exist?

Clearly they need to find a way to keep this tiny engineer around before they take Madame Hydra down and escape back to the real world. Does S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy have a middle school gifted program? I hope this isn't leading to a situation in which some characters choose to remain in the framework. I don't care how chill your virtual situation is, it's unhealthy to check out of the real world and your real emotions/responsibilities like that. If it takes a fake Hydra regime to get our heroes on board with that, so be it.