Thanks to Agents Of SHIELD - BR for the heads up.
Subtitled “Life Model Decoy,” this batch of episodes explored the concept of android duplicates and the moral and ethical complications they pose. Director Mace (Jason O’Mara) ordered Radcliffe (John Hannah) to erase the Darkhold from Aida’s programming, but Aida overpowered his accompanying S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and hacked into HQ to try to find the Darkhold. Aida used the Life Model Decoy version of May (Ming-Na Wen) that she planted within the team to fulfill her ultimate goal: Get the Darkhold for — twist — Radcliffe!
“Radcliffe says at the end of episode 9 that he wants the Darkhold,” executive producer Jed Whedon tells EW. “He glimpsed it, and it has its hooks into him. He’s just doing something very innocent to try to get it back. He’s not going to harm a soul.” Riiiiiight.
And yet Aida did hurt a soul, killing the agent who discovered the real May locked up in the lab, as well as fighting off various S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in the winter premiere. Is that a sign that she’s not fully under Radcliffe’s control? “He may have over-calibrated a little bit on that,” Whedon says. No kidding: After reading the Darkhold, Aida was able to update her own programming to understand the human condition, feel no pain, and prevent others from shutting her down.
“The Patriot” – Separated from their team, Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, leaving all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a precarious position, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, January 17 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Jason O’Mara as Director Jeffrey Mace, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Maximillian Osinski as Agent Davis, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, Troy Caylak as Yuri Zaikin, Kimberley Drummond as Agent Crawford, Shelly Robertson as Michelle Caldwell and Alastair Bayardo as Agent McCafferty.
“The Patriot” was written by James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliver and directed by Kevin Tancharoen.