Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Writing on the wall”

Mack and Fitz

Agents of SHIELD took a week off and returned with an exciting episode that took a big step forward for some of the big story arcs of the season.  The last episode moved some of the key pieces around but this week gave us some big forward momentum along with a healthy dose of revelations, with presumably more to come.  We learned some new information about the Guest House, the alien, and TAHITI, not to mention a solution to the alien writing puzzle.  Ward got to stretch his wings, setting out on a plan that kept me guessing throughout the whole episode.  In all, it was a fast-paced episode that set the ball rolling for the second half of the first half of season two (the second quarter?) going into the winter.  So let’s jump into “The Writing on the Wall,” written by Craig Titley and directed by Vincent Misiano.

Continue reading

Instant Reaction: Agents of SHIELD – “The Writing on the Wall”

*Update: My full recap of “The Writing on the Wall” is now live.  Read it here!

After a week off, Agents of SHIELD is back!  Last week gave us an episode that helped to position the pieces for bigger things going forward, and tonight we took our first step down the path that episode laid out.  Tonight saw the biggest movement yet this season on the Coulson/alien writing mystery, along with a big chunk of information about the Guest House/T.A.H.I.T.I. project, along with a parallel plot about what Ward is up to following his escape.  There were surprises, revelations, and even a few jokes.  Here are my quick reactions and thoughts about tonight’s episode, “The Writing on the Wall,” look for my full recap sometime tomorrow.

Continue reading