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Agents of SHIELD “The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D” Review

Season 7 Episode 7 “After getting stranded in 1982, Mack retreats to his childhood home to deal with the death of his parents; Deke scouts a group of new agents.”

What I Liked?

1. We come to learn that Sibyl is still live so to speak, her mind, her memory is in a hard drive which ends up in the hands of Russell, a tech guy in 1982 who Sibyl manipulates to build her a robotic body.

2. Mack’s issues of having to kill his Chronicom parents has affected him in more ways than one. He completely shuts off, goes to his childhood home, stays alone for months, heavily drinking, and building model cars. He’s literally a shell of himself.

3. Soon after Russell has built Sibyl a body for her mind, Sibyl manages to build more robots as her army, they brutally murder Russell then the robots head to the SHIELD lighthouse base to retrieve the timestream.

4. We come to see completely polar opposites in Mack and Deke this episode, Mack is in some type of depressed state while Deke is being a leader, has a band of musicians who are undercover SHIELD agents. Deke really stepped up this episode.

5. This was a small detail but this was a nod to Arnim Zola. Coulson’s LMD body was blown to pieces but his memory was placed on a hard drive which Deke then put Coulson’s face into a TV screen.


6. Mack eventually turns things around, comes back to his true self, and him and Deke eventually go to speak to young Mack as Deke has been keeping in contact with him.

What I Disliked?

nothing to really report this week. Robots were a little bit cheesy but that’s it.

Favorite Moment

Sibyl and her army of robots attack the SHIELD agents in the lighthouse, Deke’s drummer from his band gets brutally murdered along with his girlfriend. Mack finally rejoins Deke in the fight against the robots.

Standout Character

Surprisingly, Deke was this week’s standout, truly came into a leadership role and never lost hope, stayed in the fight, stayed trying to pull Mack out of his depressed state. Deke really proved himself this week.

The Verdict

A very bloody 80’s episode this week which I enjoyed, however, I wouldn’t say it was the best episode but not the worst either. The episode did have its good moments with Deke and Mack.

Rating: 8.4/10


Phil Weaver

27 years old. One of the co-founders and Directors of Only Comic Universe. Specialising in comic book source material, especially DC.

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