Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 2 Review: Orientation Part 2

The first episode back to kick off Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fifth season was only but the start, as it was the beginning of a two part premiere titled "Orientation." The first part focused more on the reappearance of these characters, as well as the big revelation that they were many years into the future where the Earth has been all but destroyed.

However, part 2 actually dives more into the world of this space station and the world the characters have found themselves in.

Rather than the Roach infested areas of the station, we are introduced instead to the main area that is split by departments, such as salvage and processing.

This almost felt very season 1 of The 100 with the station like this, which is rather interesting.

We also learn that the Kree came in after the Earth was destroyed basically and agreed to help save the humans as long as they were their slaves basically.

Deke then introduced the group to newcomer Tess, who agrees to help the team blend in on the station so that the Kree do not know what is going on. At some point here, the Kree play a cruel game by throwing food to see can be victorious by hurting others to get it.

One of the people is seriously hurt, so Simmons steps in to try and help him.

However, this is not what the Kree are for and they take her away.

She ends up meeting what seems to be the head Kree, who does something to her that makes it seem like she can't hear anything but him, with it looking like she's one of his slaves now.

This also leads to the Kree doing a metric check of the area, which means scanning the implants that everyone has on their wrists. Everyone except May doesn't have one though, so they get shuffled into an area and agree to work for someone to get them.

He saves them from the Kree during a scuffle where people have to take a life to save their's if they are chosen, telling the Kree that he was just recalibrating their metrics after installing them.

Elsewhere, Daisy has gone off to try to find some information on Deke so she can use it as leverage for him to help them. She ends up finding him asleep in a room, with her passing out and ending up in a new variation of the Framework that he has created.

The big revelation comes here that Deke founds out Daisy is actually Quake. That is not all though, as he further explains that Quake is the one that destroyed the Earth to make it like it is now.

Once again, there is a lack of Fitz in this episode. We do learn in this two part opener that the humans on the station have stories of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that will save them, which seems to have been started by Fitz. This lends some credence to the parallel timeline theories I mentioned in the review for episode 1, so I guess we'll see what happens.

Deke is definitely set up as a big character this season, with him essentially serving as Star Lord lite right now. The actor is charming enough too, which definitely helps with the role.

It seems they may try to do a romance with him and Daisy perhaps after some one-sided flirting from Deke in these episodes, but we'll have to wait and see.

There was a lot going on this episode, with us diving more into the world of this Kree station.

I'm very intrigued to see where they go from here, especially with the Kree storyline here.

This two part premiere was a very solid start to the season and it definitely has a lot of potential moving forward that has me very excited for the next episode.

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