Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off its third season with the premiere episode ‘Laws of Nature’, and it’s safe to say that the show is officially the center of the MCU. Instead of just being a series that references the movies, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has become the real Marvel universe that is affected by all of the major events that play out on the big screen. If the Marvel movies are the massive universe-spanning events from the comics, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the weekly comic that feels the repercussions of those events.
Following the events of Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron, and even Ant Man the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are now dealing with the fallout from last season’s Terrigen Bomb. Yup as expected the Terrigen crystals in the ocean are now the MCU’s version of the comic’s Terrigen bomb that spreads all over the entire planet triggering countless Inhumans.
The season opens with Daisy leading a team to rescue a new Inhuman from the MCU’s version of S.W.O.R.D., a new task force put in place by the president (who is still William Sadler from Iron Man 3) to eliminate alien threats since S.H.I.E.L.D. officially doesn’t exist.
This task force is also looking for Coulson and crew as they think the S.H.I.E.L.D. people are killing the Inhumans, while S.H.I.E.L.D. believes it’s them who are slaughtering them. Of course comic fans know it’s Lash, a brutal Inhuman who decides on his own if a new Inhuman is worthy of the gift or not. Daisy and Lincoln fight him in a hospital, showing off both of their Inhuman powers in a very comic book way that the series hasn’t seen yet. It’s all pretty awesome. And yes, Mack does need his axe/shotgun combo!
Of course everyone is wondering what happened to Simmons, and that seems to be the quest Fitz has been on. The Agents don’t learn of her fate in this episode, but there is a big hint right before the credits where she’s running from something on an alien world:
There’s a theory out there that she’s on the Blue Area of the Moon. That’s definitely not the case just based on that still above as the planet she’s on has a smaller moon in orbit and a larger planet behind that. Many fans believe she was teleported to the Kree home world Hala. That’s very possible, or it’s possible she’s on a moon of Hala and that larger planet in orbit of it is actually Hala.
Next week looks like we we’ll see the return of May while Coulson and Fitz continue to track down Simmons. This was an awesome start to the new season and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just continues it’s awesome trajectory that kicked off last season.