Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had plenty of balls up in the air in season 3, with the introduction of the ATCU, setting up the Secret Warriors, dealing with the number of new Inhumans, Hunter’s mission of revenge, and Bobbi’s recovery. Most recently, last week’s episode set up new mysteries surrounding May’s husband Dr. Gardner and the secret human identity of Lash. But, devoting an entire episode to Simmons’ time on the alien planet gave the series a chance to take a dramatic risk, and it paid off. ‘4,722 Hours’ is a strong hour of television that reminds viewers of what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can achieve when given the opportunity.