The pieces were all in position, the stakes were set, and the drama had reached a fever pitch. Everything was ready for a dramatic showdown in the midseason finale, and that’s just what we got. The rules have been changed, and going forward nothing will be the same. Characters died, mysteries were solved, new questions were asked, and things set off in entirely new directions for the rest of the season. In short, this was a big, exciting, important episode for SHIELD, one that delivered on the promise of season two thus far in almost every way imaginable. So without any further ado, let’s find out “What They Become”, written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Michael Zinberg.
*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!