I hope you’ve got your lanyards handy, because Agents of SHIELD got serious again this week. Last week’s episode was all fun and action (and Philinda), but this week was drama, suspense, and emotional moments. While last’s week was more of a standalone episode, giving us some small progress but not doing much to advance the plot, this week took some major steps forward. We didn’t get any concrete answers to the show’s main mysteries, but they did shake up the status quo quite a bit. Simmons undercover experience with HYDRA came to a head, and Coulson’s secrets are becoming less secret. We learned more about the Doctor, none of which sounds good, and Raina was put in a tough position. Oh, and there’s Bobbi Morse, who is the best. So let’s dive right into “The Hen in the Wolf House,” written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Holly Dale.
*Update: My full recap of “A Hen in the Wolf House” is now live. Read it here!
Last week’s episode may have had a lot of comedy and action, and was thoroughly fun, but tonight’s episode was all about suspense. Simmons’ undercover storyline came to a head, the team (and the audience) learned a lot more about Skye’s father, and the Obelisk came back into play. We were also introduced to an exciting new character in Bobbi Morse. And all of this was wrapped up together in an hour that had some surprising, dramatic moments and a healthy dose of emotion. Agents of SHIELD is really shining this season, and every episode thus far has been excellent. Read on for my instant reactions to “A Hen in the Wolf House,” and come back tomorrow for my full recap.