Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Emancipation” (2016.05.10) – In Review

“Emancipation” features the backdrop of events unfolding in Captain America: Civil War, while also moving plot threads for the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. forward. The Sokovia Accords, named in respect to the victims of the Ultron attack in Avengers: Age of Ultron, is meant to establish a U.N. panel to oversee superhumans. That underlies the episode itself, and tints certain character dynamics along the way. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Failed Experiments” (2016.05.03) – In Review

“Failed Experiments” is an apt title for this episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as it features experiments of a scientific nature undertaken by more than one party, each not going in the direction the researchers would prefer. Mind you, there’s a good deal of action along the way, and an appearance by space faring aliens already familiar to the series and to comics fans. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Singularity” (2016.04.26) – In Review

“The Singularity” picks up where things left off for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with the base heavily damaged by an earthquake triggered by one of their own, who’s now in the sway of the Big Bad of the season. It also starts pressing the series towards the end of the season by leaving the viewer with the impression that we’ve passed the point of no return. It also brings in a guest actor for a stint, a welcome character actor who’s one of those people who can make reading the telephone book interesting (they still have telephone books, right?). <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Paradise Lost” (2016.04.12) – In Review

“Paradise Lost” – it is an epic poem by John Milton, one that everyone’s heard of and no one has read. It deals with the fall of man, and that makes it appropriate for an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that literally includes the book, while incorporating the ongoing Hydra story line and the sense of its members giving themselves over to a dark force. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Spacetime” (2016.04.05) – In Review

“Spacetime” moves things into a new direction for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the agents find themselves dealing with the idea of fate and the future, all courtesy of an Inhuman with a rather unusual ability. As has been the case this season, with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra working against each other to identify new Inhumans, this one becomes the subject of a struggle for both of them. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Parting Shot” (2016.03.22) – In Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reaches a crossroads with the new episode “Parting Shot”, with the team caught up in a case out of Russia, while the machinations of Hydra continue to play out. Before it’s all said and done, though, there’s a point of no return for two members of the team, backed into a corner and out of luck. <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>