Warning: spoilers forward for Episode 1
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off season 5 with the world ruined, and the story at the beginning was that Daisy had shaken the planet apart with its powers. In the future she was known as the world's destroyer. Since the return to the present S.H.I.E.L.D. has played with the idea that someone else can be the real destroyer of worlds. Ruby was keen to claim this title for herself, and she also exposed to gravitonium hoping to get unrivaled powers. Ruby pulled out of the house that would have transformed her before the process could be completed, and then Yo-Yo arrived and killed her and took Ruby out of the track as the world's destroyer.
In "Alternate Two," SHIELD revealed the person ready to become the Real Destroyer of Worlds, and it is not who we expected. Yes, Glenn Talbot is obviously the world's destroyer. How it happened.
The agents immediately went away wrongly thanks to departments within the team. Daisy is still furious with Fitz, Mack is angry at Yo-Yo, Coulson wants to die, May and Daisy Schemar to find a way for him to live, and Deke just wants Fitzsimmons to hang and hook up to guarantee his own existence. The situation went from bad to worse when Talbot realized that he revealed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s place at the lighthouse, and Qovas made a move to try to get gravitonium from them. He sent a lot of his marauders into the lighthouse to kill the people inside and gravitonium.
Deke could explain the Marauder to the agents and have encountered his brutal ways in the future. The team was divided by the guy (and Daisy was not even in the lighthouse to lend his muscle), and the good jaws were ready for one last place. Talbot stopped alone with Simmons in her lab where she watched the gravitonium. When Talbot realized that he was in the same room as the gravitonite and the house that had transformed Ruby, he made his move. He hit Simmons and pumped the gravitonium into the chamber, climbed in and became what Ruby had wanted to be: Destroyer of Worlds.
Okay, Talbot has not destroyed any world right now. In fact, he saved the day for the good guys. He easily escaped the lab and came to save Coulson and the fighter power, who fought for a lost battle against the Marauder. Just when the Maraws were on the brink of winning Talbot and using their powers to immobilize, raise and dismantle them. He rescued the agents and killed the Marais, who, on the one hand, are a good thing. On the other hand, the agents will want to keep an eye on Talbot forward.
Talbot could easily prove to be the one who really quakes the planet apart, if S.H.I.E.L.D. goes as far as destroying the world. He may not do it intentionally, but at this point it would be more meaningful for Talbot to accidentally break the planet apart from Daisy to do it. She knows to be careful about her powers; Talbot may not be able to show such care at this time. He was tortured, reprogrammed and brainwashed for several months by General Hale, and Hale is still out there. If she pops up, Talbot can easily be crushed and hurt much in confusion. Who knows? Perhaps someone will just say the word "follow" and Talbot's brainwash will kick in.
New episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. air on Fridays at 9 ET on ABC. Do not forget to take a look at our review of major superhero TV dates and our Summer TV Premier Guide. S.H.I.E.L.D. is far from a sure thing for renewal, so we can only cross our fingers, watch and wait for the decision whether a season 6 could happen.