Sunday, November 15, 2015

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 7 “Chaos Theory” (B+)

I was worried that, in the wake of last week’s major revelation, this show was going to move immediately to making Andrew out to be a villain with nefarious goals and actions to back them up at every turn. Instead, it quickly explained its twist with a helpful powdery supernatural substance in a book recovered from Afterlife given to Andrew. May didn’t waste any time in confronting Andrew, who choose to shoot her and chain her up in order to make sure that he didn’t hulk out and kill her. Lincoln’s suspicions were also quickly confirmed, and there was no dancing around the fact that Andrew was a threat that needed to be dealt with immediately. Lincoln pointing out that Andrew wouldn’t always be able to shift back from monster to man once his transformation was complete was important, and May talking him down only to shoot him into the containment chamber was a harsh but very necessary step. Daisy giving Rosalind a private tour of the bus suggested that maybe they could work well and peacefully together, but it seems that Rosalind may have ulterior motives related to her connection to the all-powerful man meeting with Ward about cutting off the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson giving Rosalind a goodbye kiss in the morning after spending the night also means that he’s lost any perspective, and he may well be walking right into a trap that will put him in serious danger. There are so many characters on this show right now, and I feel like Hunter, Bobbi, Simmons, and Fitz didn’t have much to do in this hour but will surely come back into play again soon.

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