Another season of Agents of SHIELD has come and gone, and this one certainly went out with a bang. Last week’s episode set the stakes for a showdown between SHIELD and the Inhumans, with Skye caught in the crossfire, and the season finale certainly delivered that and more. This episode had it all, from shocks and surprises, to great character moments, to fantastic action and one-liners, to multiple character deaths. It was an intense episode, resolving some of the season’s larger threads while setting things in motion for season three. Let’s jump right into the two-hour season finale, “S.O.S.”, part one written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Vincent Misiano and part two written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancaroen and directed by Billy Gierhart. Continue reading →
The penultimate episode of Agents of SHIELD was preceded by the excitement of Avengers: Age of Ultron and followed this week by the news that both SHIELD and Agent Carter have been renewed for a second season. In between all of that, however, was an episode filled with surprises, setting the stakes for the two-hour season finale on Tuesday. Last week we watched our heroes (plus Ward) launch an attack/rescue mission on HYDRA, reuniting the original team for the first time in what felt like ages. This week showed us some of the aftermath of that mission, as well as the events of Age of Ultron, as the power dynamic at SHIELD was shaken up once again and the conflict with the Inhumans finally came to a head. So let’s take a look at “Scars,” written by Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc and directed by Bobby Roth.
I’m back with another two episodes of SHIELD to discuss, finally catching up to the present. The last two I covered saw Coulson’s team deposed and scattered, with some on the run, others stuck with the new regime, and Skye off with the Inhumans learning to understand her powers. Our first episode (look for the second on page two), gave us something we’ve been waiting for since the show’s first episode, the story of how Melinda May became the Cavalry in Bahrain. We also got some further intrigue and revelations from Skye and the Inhumans, as well as the situation becoming much less clear back at SHIELD. So let’s jump into “Melinda,” written by DJ Doyle and directed by Garry A. Brown. Continue reading →