- Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Paradise Lost
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“Paradise Lost” turns out to be mostly filler and set-up as the episode explores the past of Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) through extended flashback sequenes and sets the stage for nearly all of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be captured by Giyera (Mark Dacascos). With Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) off on their own mission talking to a former member of Afterlife, it will apparently fall to these two and the rest of the Secret Warriors to save the lives of their friends.
Ward‘s (Brett Dalton) murder of Malick’s daughter Stephanie (Bethany Joy Lenz) makes sense in the form of an object lesson for Hydra’s top lieutenant, and shows off the vindictive side of the parasite controlling Ward’s body, I think it’s a mistake to kill the more interesting character only to prove a point to one who has seemingly no longer of much consequence. While still not showing us what the new Ward can do in a battle, the episode does continue to showcase the power of Giyera who, even with every advantage in her favor, May (Ming-Na Wen) is able to barely defeat.