Reaction: Agents of SHIELD – “Parting Shot”

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I’ve been sick this past week, but I didn’t want to skip over the latest Agents of SHIELD episode, as it was both emotional and exciting while also marking a big change to our beloved show. Last week brought General Talbot back into the midst in an effort by the global community to come to a consensus on the Inhuman problem, while also revealing a potential vaccine against Terrigenesis. This week’s episode was a direct follow-up to last week’s, dealing with SHIELD’s pursuit of Gideon Mallick and his attempts to strike a bargain with Russia to further HYDRA’s plans. It was a fun mission, with most of the team working together for a change, but the most important developments of the episode occurred in its final minutes. So let’s jump right into “Parting Shot” written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Michael Zinberg.

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Reaction: Agents of SHIELD – “The Inside Man”

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I’m so glad Agents of SHIELD is back! As much as I love Agent Carter, I just couldn’t get as excited about it as I do with SHIELD. Perhaps it’s SHIELD’s ability to tie into the MCU more easily, or just the fact that I’ve had many more episodes to grow attached to these characters, but the return of my favorite show gives me something to really look forward to each week on TV (especially now that Galavant is over). Last week’s spring premiere gave us a look at the sort of cases Coulson’s Secret Warriors team will be investigating due to the growing presence of Inhumans in the world, while this week’s twisty episode focused on a more global aspect to the Inhuman “threat”. We got the return of two familiar faces, one a former enemy and the other an ambiguous frenemy. In addition, we also got to dive a little deeper into the relationship between Daisy and Lincoln, as well as some more insight into the creature that returned from the alien world Maveth wearing Grant Ward’s skin. So let’s take a look at “The Inside Man” written by Craig Titley and directed by John Terlesky.

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Reaction: Agents of SHIELD – “Bouncing Back”

Well my friends, Agents of SHIELD is back, off and running for the second half of season 3, and unlike previous years we already know our beloved show will be back again in the fall! It’s been a while since I covered SHIELD here on thelovepirate.net, thanks both to an Agent Carter-filled midseason hiatus and the fact that I was travelling for the final two episodes of the fall. I’m going to take it easy with the episode reactions for the rest of the season. Taking copious notes definitely makes watching the episodes less enjoyable, and then I put a lot of stress on myself to write a worthy review/recap. I love this show a lot, and I’d rather enjoy it and talk about it more casually than go all out and turn each episode into a slog. Besides, the main point of these articles is that they’re a chance to interact with y’all and chat about my favorite show on TV. And since, in all honesty, only a few people read these regularly (they know who they are, and I hope they know how much I appreciate them!) I don’t want SHIELD to dominate the time I spend on my blog. Having said all of that, the spring premiere gave us a look at the show’s new direction now that some loose ends have been tied up, as well as teasing some of the larger conflicts to come throughout the rest of the season. So let’s jump into “Bouncing Back” written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Ron Underwood (whom I just found out directed Tremors! Who knew?).

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Recap: Agents of SHIELD – “Many Heads, One Tale”

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Things are moving pretty quickly on Agents of SHIELD these days. Last week seemingly dealt with the Lash problem for the time being, only for it to pop back up again this week. We got the truth about Rosalind and the ATCU, more of Ward’s plan for HYDRA, and some new clues to Powers Boothe’s Gideon, all tied together with a new threat to SHIELD and humanity. Oh, and perhaps the most important FitzSimmons moment yet! Things are building rapidly towards the midseason finale (just two more episodes!), so let’s get right into “Many Heads, One Tale” written by Jed Whedon and DJ Doyle and directed by Garry A. Brown.

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Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Ragtag”

It’s the penultimate episode of Agents of SHIELD, and things are shaping up for a thrilling finish to the season.  After last week’s exciting showdown between Ward and Skye, as well as the rest of the team discovering Ward’s treachery and a great appearance from Maria Hill, tonight’s episode saw our crew digging for more information on HYDRA’s plans while we also got to see a bit of how Ward became the traitor he is today.  We also got some new revelations on a variety of fronts, and a killer cliffhanger leading into next week’s finale.  So let’s jump into tonight’s episode, “Ragtag,” written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Roxann Dawson.

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Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Nothing Personal”

 

Apologies, my fellow Agents of SHIELD/HYDRA/Nothing, for this week’s recap being late.  I’m at home sick with pneumonia, so my schedule is a little off.  We’re only a few episodes from the end of the season, and things have really gotten intense.  Last week we saw Ward kill Agent Koenig and head off with Skye, who had secretly discovered his ties to HYDRA, May left the base for complex reasons, while Coulson and the rest of the team rescued Coulson’s former girlfriend from a creepy, superpowered stalker.  This week’s episode was one of the most exciting, suspenseful, dramatic and emotional hours of the show yet, all while featuring the return of Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.  So let’s jump right into “Nothing Personal,” written by Paul Zbyszewski & DJ Doyle and directed by Billy Gierhart.

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