AVClub:From a certain point of view, Hive is the noblest character in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s the oldest being on the planet, with wisdom far outstripping that of any single other person. And he’s trying desperately to put a stop to war, to famine, to disease, and all the things that threaten Earth and its continued habitability. There’s no argument against his reasoning, if you consider what he’s doing to be nothing more than giving a helpful boost to evolution. To him, it’s the equivalent of stopping a pair of dogs from tearing into each other. In fact, it’s better: It’s freeing prisoners from the binds that degrade their soul, and making them of a piece with yourself, intellectually and emotionally. There’s no disagreements to be had when you’re all on the same page.