While the twist that Andrew Garner is Lash definitely comes out of left field, I cannot tell if the cliffhanger a couple of weeks ago feels cheap or if this is actually a well-executed development. It will all depend on how Lash's origin is handled and whether it works with the plot this season has been developing, but it doesn't seem to make that much sense yet. After Simmons' great story last week, her search for Will gets about five minutes of screen time. There are a lot of stories to tell on this show, but I definitely feel like three of them could be eliminated completely to help make this show a lot more tense and exciting to watch. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been working with two halves to each season, so here is hoping that this uneven first half wraps up satisfactorily over the next five episodes so we can get to the inevitably better second half.