Monday, April 18, 2016

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 3, Episode 15 “Spacetime” (B+)

I like when shows deal with concepts like time travel, alternate universes, and the inevitability of the future and address them in a way that acknowledges how absurd such theories sound. Coulson telling Lincoln that he was fired because he had never seen the original “Terminator” was a real highlight of the hour, and I liked hearing Fitz and Simmons go back and forth about their interpretations of Daisy’s vision. To me, the best part was how the team took steps to ensure that the future Daisy saw couldn’t possibly come to pass since it spelled doom for all of them, yet everything managed to work out in the way it was supposed to, namely Coulson realizing that it was a one-way mirror and he wasn’t actually shooting Daisy. And even though she didn’t end up going in so that she could spend a few last minutes with Andrew before he transformed permanently into Lash, May training to choreograph out her assault was very cool. Featuring a family man turned homeless loner due to the severity and mental strain of his new powers was interesting, and the incorporation of fate and purposeful death into it all worked well too. The image of Ward on the screen threatened to throw everything for a loop, but it turns out that no one even ran into the (inhu)man who is most definitely not Ward anymore. After Malick got his chance to feel what real power means, Giyera declared his allegiance and left his former boss behind.

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