Reaction: Agents of SHIELD – “Love in the Time of Hydra”

"Love in the Time of Hydra"

Every serialized show on occasion has to do what I call a “positioning the pieces” episode, and that’s exactly what we got on this week’s Agents of SHIELD.  These episodes often precede a much bigger episode or string of episodes, and based on the preview for next week things will definitely be big.  Last time on SHIELD was all about the character development, giving us deeper looks at Skye’s predicament as well as some background and intriguing history on her father and on the Inhumans.  This week the Inhumans story took a back seat to the show shuffling around its characters in a build up to next week’s showdown, but we also finally got to see what Ward’s been up to since he was shot by Skye in the midseason finale.  So let’s jump into “Love in the Time of Hydra”, written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Jesse Bochco.
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