Marvel’s Agent Carter “Monsters” (2016.02.16) – In Review

“Monsters” carries on the plotline for Agent Carter and the second season; with Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) descending deeper into the darkness. She’s wiped out half the Council and her husband, taking control of it for herself, with Joseph Manfredi (Ken Marino) as her right hand man. Much of the episode concerns itself with hidden agendas, intrigue, and the stakes presented by Zero Matter. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Bouncing Back” (2016.03.08) – In Review

“Bouncing Back” brings the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back after a hiatus for Agent Carter. It has been awhile, but with the second series taking up the time, it hasn’t felt like there’s been a huge void – unlike such is the case with Gotham. As has been the case through a good part of the season, Inhumans are a big issue this time out, while the ongoing efforts against Hydra and Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) are part of the backdrop. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “Life of the Party” (2016.02.16) – In Review

“Life of the Party” – a curious episode title for Agent Carter, given that this episode, in carrying on with the plotlines of season two, features a considerable amount of death. Zero Matter (aka the McGuffin of the season), the fate of Doctor Wilkes (Reggie Austin), and the machinations of Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) dominate the episode. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Maveth” (2015.12.08) – In Review

“Maveth” closes out the first half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s third season with a return visit to the mysterious world Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) was trapped in for a time. It’s also the name of the planet itself, among other things. The episode gives particular emphasis to Coulson (Clark Gregg), Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), and Ward (Brett Dalton), heightening the mutual tensions between both sides, while allowing the rest of the cast lots to do. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Closure” (2015.12.01) – In Review

“Closure” opens in a quiet way as a new episode for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with a little romantic dinner between Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Price (Constance Zimmer). It’s mixed with a bit of future agenda conversation, what with the discovery last time out that Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) is in fact a Big Bad. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “Smoke & Mirrors” (2016.02.02) – In Review

“Smoke & Mirrors” bounces back and forth in time for two characters this time out, as we see a steady amount of flashbacks for both the protagonist and Big Bad of season two for Agent Carter. Both Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) get their pasts fleshed out somewhat in this episode, which nonetheless moves the current narrative forward in terms of the SSR’s investigation of Isodyne Energy, as well as the predicament Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) finds himself in. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Many Heads, One Tail” (2015.11.17) – In Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts a new direction with “Many Heads, One Tail”, an appropriate title since the subject of much of the intrigue this time out is the nefarious agency Hydra. Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) represents part of that group, the establishment side of things, having had managed to evade the attention that’s brought down so many other people in high places after Hydra’s exposure in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (not to mention earlier in season one of this series). <continue reading>