*Update: My full recap of “What They Become” is now live. Read it here!
Theories were confirmed! Mysteries were solved! Questions were answered! Many more questions were asked! Characters died! Tonight’s episode of Agents of SHIELD wrapped up the first half of season two with action, excitement, drama, and emotion. It also potentially changed the MCU permanently, and could potentially have as large an impact on the show as Captain America: The Winter Soldier did last season. We won’t see SHIELD again until March, with Agent Carter to fill the gap, so we’ve got plenty of time to theorize and speculate. Also, I’ve got plenty of comic book research to do just to keep up the appearance that I actually know what I’m talking about. But for now, read on for my instant reactions to the episode and the new developments for the show, and check back tomorrow for my full recap!