Monday, May 9, 2016

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 18 “The Singularity” (B+)

I’m not sure which is worse – the previous tendency for villains and turncoats to emerge on this show because they were swayed by temptation that they could well have resisted, or the current trend of our faithful inhumans to be invited into evil without the power to say no. The most worrisome part is that the way that Daisy, Alisha, and James are all acting is merely an uninhibited externalization of feelings they already have, and while that is totally true of the already unhinged James, for Daisy and Alisha it’s important to note that they do feel safe and happy in a way they haven’t before even if the way they are behaving seems like it can’t possibly be them. Daisy speaking to Fitz and declaring that it was really her was the most frightening moment, and it’s at least good that she gave him a warning before vowing to choke him to death next time. Fitz is not wasting any of the time he has left, and things went from Simmons bluntly bringing up the fact that they would soon have sex to them getting awfully passionate within the span of the hour. I like seeing Fitz and Simmons undercover, and of course it’s doubly exciting to see them under covers, if you’ll pardon the expression. John Hannah got quite the introduction as Dr. Radcliffe, and he’s in a very precarious position due to his unique skills that unfortunately Hive will have access to instead of the good guys. I knew I recognized his assistant Anon from somewhere, and it turns out that she was played by Camille de Pazzis, who played Giselle on “The Following” and Sophie on “Last Resort.”

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