Monday, November 23, 2015

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 8 “Many Heads, One Tale” (B)

This was a busy episode, putting all of the characters to work and having them discover a few things that led to one big, unsettling reveal. Powers Boothe’s Gideon Malick is at the center of it all, starting the episode out by trying to have Ward killed and then promoting his new lieutenant to help him find this apparent inhuman who represents Hydra and bring him back from the portal like S.H.I.E.L.D. did with Simmons. Coulson selling his team on the fact that Rosalind trusts him and that he’d like to feel the same way seemed genuine, but he was pretty harsh when he cornered her and told her that he didn’t believe anything she was saying. It’s good to know that she can actually be trusted, and that she had no idea what nefarious things Gideon was doing with the inhumans that she had captured and claimed to be trying to cure. Gideon and Ward using Andrew/Lash to help them get what they want is going to make May very mad, and at the moment all she’s doing is mentoring Lincoln, who has suddenly become a top-level agent and not just an inhuman on the run. Hunter posing as a hacker with Daisy feeding him lines was a real treat, and I enjoyed his escape plan, though it wasn’t as neat as Bobbi’s new baton trick. Fitz kissing Simmons was a great moment, and I’m glad that they’re finally going to have something to talk about that may well be awkward but was also quite wonderful, and a hell of a long time in the making.

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