Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Scars” (2015.05.05) – In Review

‘Scars’ follows up in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, both in how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. interacts with the events of the film and how the series deals with the fallout. Starting out with a well timed flashback, the episode plays out the plotlines of the Inhumans coming to terms with a world that is becoming curious about them, while the new S.H.I.E.L.D. takes shape. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Dirty Half Dozen” (2015.04.28) – In Review

‘The Dirty Half Dozen’ reunites the team as it was in season one of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., bringing together Coulson (Clark Gregg) with May (Ming Na Wen), Skye (Chloe Bennet), Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), and the rogue agent Ward (Brett Dalton) for one more mission with more than one objective, while sealing the rift between two S.H.I.E.L.D. factions – at least mostly. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Love in the Time of Hydra” (2015.03.24) – In Review

‘Love in the Time of Hydra’: a creative title for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., all the more since it doesn’t really involve the nefarious organization directly. As seen last time out, Hunter (Nick Blood) has been brought by Mack (Henry Simmons) to a place he’s referred to as the real S.H.I.E.L.D., a cryptic sort of notion, given that we’ve been following a S.H.I.E.L.D. agency under the command of Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “One of Us” (2015.03.17) – In Review

Beware a man with a grudge. Calvin Zabo (Kyle MacLachlan) has been unhinged for years, which of course makes him all the more of a problem. And he’s got a particular dislike for Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). On the one hand, there’s the whole issue with his daughter Skye (Chloe Bennet) still being among Coulson’s people instead of where he thinks she belongs – with dear ol’ Dad (Cal could use some intensive therapy). <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Who We Really Are” (2015.03.10) – In Review

Lady Sif (Jaime Alexander) of Asgard returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the new episode ‘Who You Really Are’. The title refers not only to a dilemma Sif finds herself in, but what one of the main players is going through. The aftermath of Skye (Chloe Bennet) undergoing the Terrigen mists transformation continue to play out, while some expository dialogue by a guest player conveys information about the Inhumans that comics readers already know about. It makes for a handy way to continue to set the groundwork for the eventual Inhumans film. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Aftershocks” (2015.03.03) – In Review

‘Aftershocks’ brings Agents of S.H.I..E.L.D. back after a hiatus (in which Agent Carter filled the gap). When we left off, the agents had infiltrated the hidden city, all sorts of things were going wrong, and Skye and Raina (Chloe Bennet and Ruth Negga) were encased in cocoons as part of all that. Both emerged changed – while one of the agents paid the ultimate price. The death of Triplett, the aftermath of what’s happened, and big changes for Skye dominate this episode. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “What They Become” (2014.12.09) – In Review

‘What They Become’ marks the mid-season finale for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and an absence for the series until March (that’s way too long!). It brings us to more than one cliffhanger, and also establishes identities for major characters that make sense when you come to think of it. Along the line we get death stepping in, taking away characters we’ve come to love or hate. <continue reading>