Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 4, Episode 13 “BOOM” (B+)

In this episode, we got a big shock, something that maybe we should have seen coming. Seeing a woman with Aida’s face who wasn’t an android was a surprise, and it turns out that Agnes is a sweet, endearing woman. Coulson coming to see her to tell her that Radcliffe took May and that she means everything to him was an important admission, and it’s just a shame that she was swayed by Radcliffe’s offer to give her a peaceful life, something that he didn’t deliver on when her body gave up just moments after Aida plugged her in. It’s a shame since she could have changed the game, but I assume there’s something that’s going to have to happen soon to give the good guys a big win. The captain reading the book wasn’t it, and Senator Nadeer getting killed after Shockley tried to prove that she was an inhuman didn’t matter all that much either. Shockley lived up to his name with a fitting power that proved enormously useful – and irritating – and Daisy going head-to-head with him served its purpose when Fitz and Simmons showed up to lock him in some handy contraption they had rigged up to the back of their vehicle. I like that Mace was so bothered by not being Captain America and that he sacrificed himself so that the rest of the team could get away with Shockley. Hopefully, it will turn out to be a good thing that the new high-value inhuman captive isn’t actually an inhuman at all.

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