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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Making Friends and Influencing People" Episode Review

*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*

Phew, I can breath easy now. Simmons is a double agent and did not fully turn to the dark side! Of course, I was holding out a little hope that this would be the case. But with the way Grant went, I wasn't too sure. With him, I was hoping that he too was a double agent, but sadly, I was wrong. So glad I was right in this situation though. Could you imagine what would happen to Fitz if his best friend had turned bad? I think he'd break down completely.

They didn't take long to let us know their true story line with Simmons, which was a good thing. I didn't have to worry half the episode if Simmons really was bad and got to enjoy what was really amazing episode. The big clue was when Coulson was in her house. Either he was being stupid and coming to see the enemy unarmed or there was more to it. Yay for it being the latter of the two. Coulson's big thing this visit (yes, there have been others), is for Simmons to make friends. She does try, but it results her in getting in trouble by the boss when she learns the subject she's researching on. 

It's Gill! Remember him from season one? Not sure what else to call him other then "Ice Man". I don't think he wants to be evil, but it just happens that way. Since Hydra learn that Simmons knows Gill and thinks that she knew from the beginning (even though she didn't) and they don't trust her, I think they put her on a sort of suicide mission. They had her come with them to find Gill since they thought Simmons could be all buddy/buddy with him. What they don't know is that Fitz is actually the one that friended Gill more then Simmons did. 

And what Simmons doesn't know, is that Hydra already had Gill once and brainwashed him from the sound of it and it didn't work right. Now that they figured out how to make it work and get him back, they think Simmons is the perfect one to try to console him into coming back. Without even knowing it, she says the trigger word/sentence to him and he now is being controlled by him. Though it doesn't last long thanks to Skye, who ends up shooting and killing Gill.

So glad Shield came when they did. I would hate to think of what could have happened if they didn't show up. Though because of what they did, Simmons' story is still intact, but I'm not too sure if that's a good thing. She overly impressed her bosses to them wanting her to come up to the big office and possibly work for them and if that doesn't work, they will make her "comply" which is code for brainwash! I hope Shield can get her out before that ever happens.

Why is Skye having to check her pulse all the time? Is it part of her training or is it because of her almost dying? She was pretty awesome in the field, yet again. I think May is a better handler then Grant was. Well, aside from Grant being bad.

Speaking of Grant, he comes face to face with Fitz! Fitz gets frustrated and knows that the team is keeping stuff from him and he is determined to figure out what that is. He had no clue that it was going to be the very man that tried to kill him and he doesn't think Grant did them a favor because of what happened. What's worse, is that Fitz almost did the same thing to Grant! Thank goodness he didn't and it was actually Grant who told Fitz that his team was in trouble. Poor Fits, I thought he was going to have a heartattack when he first saw Grant, though. It's nice to know that Fitz is trying to get rid of the fake Simmons. She keeps popping up and I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not. But I think he's getting annoyed with the fact that he can't make her go away since he knows she isn't real.