Many Heads, One Tale

Agents of SHIELD 3×08 ‘Many Heads, One Tale’ Review

Cat MacRae Agents of SHIELD Leave a Comment

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Official synopsis for Many Heads One Tale:

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team discovers dangerous truths about the ATCU, and Ward’s plans to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. take a surprising twist.

Guest review by Therese Lacson from Nerdophiles

There are some episodes of SHIELD where everyone is exactly who you expect them to be. Coulson’s got a thousand trust issues; May’s quiet and angry; Daisy’s actually a hacker again; Fitz and Simmons don’t really interact with anyone but themselves; Rosalind’s a good guy and clueless to all bad things; Mack trusts absolutely no one and it’s great; Hydra is at the root of all evil; and Ward is the villain they always wanted you to think he is.

Yes, from hours of torture, to blowing open planes, to making deals with the devil, to turning Andrew back into Lash, if there was ever a doubt from you Ward fans about his loyalties on this episode: they’re painting him Hydra Red today. I say today since Grant Ward has consistently been the most inconsistent character on Agents of SHIELD. That doesn’t just mean his double-agent status either. His character has flip-flopped more than anyone else, so it’s important for us all to know he’s playing the big bad today (or at least medium bad if we count Malick).

And he plays that baddie well. He always has. Brett Dalton excels at going from menacing and bloodthirsty to smooth and covert. His wide range of skills, both physically as a fighter and psychologically as a spy make him the kind of asset that is valuable to any organization. In fact, the very reason we don’t question Malick’s offer of a spot in Hydra to Ward is because we’ve been with him for so long and we know he’s up to snuff. Presidents and alien artifacts don’t impress Gideon Malick, Grant Ward does.

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