Monday, October 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 3 “A Wanted (Inhu)Man” (B+)

There are a lot of agencies at play on this show right now, but most of them aren’t really so official. I like the relationship that is developing between Coulson and Constance Zimmer’s Rosalind, and the fact that she drove a convertible to their meeting was great. Unfortunately, her aims aren’t quite as noble as Coulson’s, which was especially regrettable since Daisy managed to talk Lincoln into coming in with her just before her men arrived to take him into custody in exchange for Daisy’s freedom. We didn’t see any of Ward in this hour, but it was interesting to see the lengths that Hunter and May went to in order to get closer to Hydra and the operation that he’s trying to put together. It was initially funny to watch subtitles being provided for a drunken Hunter and his similarly foreign colleague, but then it turned into Hunter being beaten to a bloody pulp before resorting to savage methods in order to win a fight that might get him a meeting with the top brass at what remains of Hydra. Simmons is having understandable trouble readjusting to life on this planet, and it’s sweet that Fitz is so committed to helping her through the process. Their roles are reversed with Fitz on the mend, and it’s very nice that Fitz took her out to a quiet, private dinner so that she wouldn’t have any distractions. Her apparent obsession with reopening the portal, on the other hand, is more than mildly concerning, and will definitely present a few obstacles to getting her back on track.

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