Monday, October 24, 2016

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 4, Episode 4 “Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire” (B+)

It’s good to see everyone coming back together, even if that wasn’t really anyone’s intention. Daisy tapping into Simmons’ search history to lure her to a potential new home so that she could get her on board with an illicit plan designed to do the same thing S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to do – save inhumans – was a great way to reincorporate her back into the storyline. She’s clearly in bad shape, and even though she doesn’t want to work with the agency anymore, it makes sense that she should. It’s also good that Robbie may be coming on board since, even though he made a deal with the devil, he could be a solid ally, especially if he’s able to stop himself from killing when directed. The car chase where Coulson was right behind him was pretty thrilling, and the invisible ship never gets old, particularly when it serves to catch someone totally off guard and not damage his car at all. Coulson’s fearlessness came in handy, and letting Robbie loose turned out to be a good call. Jose Zuniga, a regular TV guest star whose role on “Dexter” immediately comes to mind, is a perfect choice to play Uncle Eli, who seems to have his family’s best interests in mind and who could also help S.H.I.E.L.D. out a great deal. James switching sides and working to help track down inhumans shouldn’t come as a surprise given his willingness to go along with Hive last season. Aida is quite something, and I love that she fooled everyone except for Simmons, who thought that Fitz didn’t realize that she was an android.

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