Sunday, October 25, 2015

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 4 “Devils You Know” (B)

This episode progressed one plotline forward a whole lot, and now that’s thrown the main focus of the show so far this season onto the backburner. Hunter going deep undercover to infiltrate the new Hydra came to a screeching and very predictable halt when his first meeting with the boss gave him away since Ward recognized him. I’m not sure what the plan was there, and it didn’t track too much that May was able to show up in time to save him but S.H.I.E.L.D. was far enough out that they couldn’t do anything to help either Hunter or Andrew, who appears to have paid for his association with S.H.I.E.L.D. with his life, though the fact that we didn’t see his face makes me think that he definitely made it out but might not come back the same man. As if the team wasn’t fractured enough, now May is going to hold it against Hunter that he got Andrew killed just to get his revenge, and Ward has been made aware of how close to getting caught he came. Daisy and Mac working with Rosalind is an unstable alliance to say the least, but their enemy is also a formidable one whose ability to create holes in objects and space makes him a very serious threat. I suspect that his existence is connected to another world and to the portal that Simmons is so obsessed with, and that realization is going to prove extremely problematic and disruptive once the connection is eventually made.

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