Saturday, December 16, 2017

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 5, Episode 3 “A Life Spent” (C+)

I’m really just not understanding why this is where we’re spending our time. I was frustrated leading up to the framework because it felt like everyone was being replaced by robots and that things could never go back to the way they were, but then they did and instead of getting to experience the readjustment, everything is just as irreversible now that they’re stranded so far in the future with little hope of getting back to their quaked-apart planet so many years earlier. It doesn’t seem possible that they’ll escape anytime soon, especially considering the newly-revealed treachery perpetrated by Deke, who made sure that Daisy demonstrated her powers for Kasius before he presented her as a valuable item to sell. I find the “silence” device that Kasius and Sinara use on Simmons to be very creepy, and I really can’t imagine how she’ll be able to communicate with anyone on the team to get out of this life of servitude. She managed to save Abby’s life by training her, but all that did was get her sold too. The side mission that Coulson, May, and Mack convinced Tess to take with them didn’t go too awry thanks to the clever thinking to implicate Zev as the traitor, and Yo-Yo’s abilities continue to be extremely convenient and awesome. Going back to Earth seems less and less appealing with the sight of a stranded Zev ready to be taken by the elements after being banished to its surface, and I’m wondering whether I’ll even feel like tuning in next week to continue watching this seemingly aimless saga.

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