Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 13 “Parting Shot” (B)

I had read a while ago that Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood would be getting their very own spin-off, but I guess I had assumed that so much time had passed that it wasn’t going to happen. I’m not sure exactly what “Marvel’s Most Wanted” is going to be about and where it will find Bobbi and Hunter in their lives, but I do feel that they’ve both been tremendous additions to this show. Maybe their departure will provide this opportunity for this show to reel back in its many other characters and help redefine them, but they’ll certainly be missed. The structure of this episode was a bit all over the place, but by the time the whole story played out, it made considerably more sense. The inhuman general had quite the power, being able to control his shadow and operate it independently of his body. It did seem strange that both Bobbi and Hunter were there while the rest of the team, all of who were present earlier, were nowhere to be found. I was quite shocked to see the President of the United States standing with the nearly-assassinated prime minister and Coulson, signifying the high level at which these dignitaries talk that I can’t imagine is mirrored in real life, at least not in person. I enjoyed a lot of the back-and-forth between the agents, like Hunter asking Fitz about having watched a documentary he recommended and Hunter and Bobbi’s answers to their tormentors under duress. I was excited to recognize Bethany Joy Lenz from “One Tree Hill” as Malick’s daughter, who seems like just as formidable a threat as him.