So this is a week later than I wanted to post, and I’m still behind on this weeks episode, but I’ll hopefully have that and Blacklist up by the end of the week.
Anyway, I thought that since for the next month IMDB has the full episode here via hulu
That I’d skip the recap entirely.
And once again I’ll start by saying that I thought the episode was great for a few reasons.
First of all, I thought it was awesome that this was the first episode where it seemed like they were finally laying the foundation for a main villain, and that the only overarching storyline wouldn’t just be Coulson’s memory of Tahiti being “a magical place”, though were’ definitely getting close to that considering Akela (and this is just my theory), acknowledged to May that it made sense if Coulson was different after a near death experience, but after that acknowledgement she said “Yeah, but what did they DO to him”, as if she’d been able to see something with her x-ray vision, that others couldn’t… I’m wondering if Coulson is heartless or something… in the physical sense.
Back to my hope for a main bad guy, or in my thoughts guys. When May went to take on Akela on her own (loved that by the way, she seems like she’ll be pretty awesome now that she’s back in the game), she mentioned “them” a lot, and we know from her talk with Coulson later, and based on that poor guy getting hit with the aforementioned “kill switch” that Akela really had no idea who was controlling her, and the fact that she thought they were S.H.I.E.L.D. makes “them” seem like they’ll be pretty tough for S.H.I.E.L.D. to take on, which points to a main season plot.
I also liked, even it it was just comic relief, the exchanges between Ward and Skye, especially when he found out he have to try and seduce the guard and the best he could do was try and “bromance” him. It also gave us some insight on the kinds of things this main villain may want in terms of information, once Ward got in.
Of the things I didn’t like, was what I thought would be the creepiest part of the episode, the men in the red masks, turned out to be pretty basic, just couriers, and I kind of felt bad for the one who lost his hand. For me the most intense part of the episode happened when Skye, Fitz and Simmons are trying to figure out what they’re looking at in the van… and it’s them in the van.
Anyway, I really don’t understand why people are still disliking this show SO much. I think they still have expectations that are unrealistic. I have no clue who had Akela, and I’m happy not knowing, simply because I know that ABC has gone so far from the source material, and for now I’m happy not knowing anything ahead of time, so that I don’t end up with unrealistic expectations.
Thanks for reading, happy watching, and leave comments below on your thoughts about this episode or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!