Things are starting to move quickly on Agents of SHIELD. Last week saw the solution to the mystery of Coulson and the alien writing, even if it left many more questions in its wake, and this week’s episode continued along that path, providing some new revelations and lots of momentum heading towards the midseason finale. Skye’s father played a big role tonight, as did the confrontation between Ward and his brother, and we finally got some answers about Whitehall. Not to mention some mortal peril, humor, sex, and possibly the goriest sequence we’ve seen on the show yet. And to top it all off, Agent Carter made another welcome appearance! Things are definitely coming to a head with only two episodes left before SHIELD goes on its winter break, and I for one am as excited for the show as I’ve ever been. So let’s jump into “The Things We Bury,” written by DJ Doyle and directed by Milan Cheylov.
*Update: My full recap of “The Things We Bury” is now live. Read it here!
The pace of SHIELD has definitely quickened as of late, and the revelations and new information are coming hard and fast now. Last week we found out that the mysterious alien writing was actually blueprints for a city. This week saw the beginning of the hunt for that city, along with some key answers to questions we’ve had about Whitehall, Ward, and Skye’s parents. We got the return of Agent Carter, some solid character development, and a dose of humor. It was a fast-paced episode, and everything is starting to feel like it’s building towards something big. Read on for my thoughts on “The Things We Bury,” and check back later for my full recap of the episode.