Agents of SHIELD Two Part Finale…It’s Science Beehotch!

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Okay, so it has been a far number of days since the season two finale of Agents of SHIELD was aired on television, but wow! What a finish. In a nutshell, Phil gives an arm to save the world and Skye/Daisy. Raina puts her life on the line, and loses it, to prove that Jiaying is a murderous nut-job. Hunter comes to Bobbi’s rescue after she takes one for her ex in the process. Agent Ward loses someone he actually cared for and Simmons is consumed by her work…literally. On top of all this, Hydra has a new leader and that artifact crystal hybrid in the bottom of the ocean is now available in an Omega 3 supplement near you.

On a sidenote, Kyle MacLachlen almost stole the show as Daisy’s daddy, when he changes sides.

How all encompassing is that? This two part finish was well worth the wait. The entire first season of this small screen Marvel series had a tough time gaining and keeping fans. With an expectation that all or some of the avengers would be making weekly cameos in the show.

Considering that the last time I watched the show, Agent Triplett was cancelled from SHIELD with extreme prejudice by the same power that changed Raina and Skye, my reintroduction to the Marvel telly verse was full of surprise. One of the biggest surprises over the course of this two part finale was the script’s sharing of clever dialogue.

Usually Phil gets the best, and most amusing, lines in the episodes. The second half of the season’s end was full of amusing quips. Lincoln telling Melinda May, “We are not bad, we’re mislead,” while stopping her from shooting Alisha. Mac also has a fair number of one-liners. Mainly the interchange with Gordon. Mac, “What’s your name?” Gordon, “Gordon and who are you?” Mac, “The guy who kills Gordon.”

Although later, in further interaction with the eyeless villain, it is Fitz who gets the prize for cool quip of the episode. When Gordon finds his transporting abilities hindered, he expresses his amazement at how this is possible. Leo responds, “It’s science beehotch!” Hands down the best line of the show.

Mac does come a close second with his, “And I thought my mom was bad when she began to watch Fox News.” Phil still got his far share of amusing lines in and almost tied with Mac for second place in the run up to the big battle with “no-eyes” Gordon. As he and Fitz run in to help set up the disruptors, a battered Mac says something along the lines of “it’s about time,” Phil responds, “It’s a big ship with poor signage…” Another great one from the head of SHIELD.

If you have not watched this finale read no further! Big time spoiler ahead…

By the end of this double header episode, things have changed yet again in the small screen Marvel-verse and has left things wide open for a big increase in non-humans. Both Calvin Zabo retiring as a veterinarian, payment for his coming to the aid of SHIELD, and Phil possibly being stuck with the nickname of Stumpy pall in comparison with Simmons’ apparent demise.

It will be interesting to see what season three will bring, what with Skye’s new division being a secret part of SHIELD and Ward having taken over HYDRA. Not to mention all those “healthy” fish oil supplements…

While waiting for the new season to air on ABC, it may behove me to binge watch season two and pick up all the episodes missed. Agents of SHIELD has definitely graduated from its first season meandering to become one of my favorites on television.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Writing on the Wall (Recap and Review)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Writing on the Wall (Recap and Review)

Last week in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. former agent Grant Ward escaped and in this week’s episode, The Writing on the Wall, the team try to recapture Ward and Phil Coulson must track down a group of agents who were also injected with the alien GH.325 serum who are being killed off one by one. At the start of the show, a man enters an apartment with a woman that he has met. She says he looks familiar and as she attempts to figure out where they have met before, the man tells her that they do know each other. As he unbuttons his shirt, she sees the pattern tattooed on his chest, that matches the design that Coulson keeps carving and the tattooed man tells the woman that he will help her remember as she begins screaming.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I Will Face My Enemy (Recap and Review)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I Will Face My Enemy (Recap and Review)

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week, I Will Face My Enemy sees HYDRA leap out of the shadows and attempt to take Coulson and his gang on through a combination of technological subterfuge and sabotage. At the start of the episode a church is gutted by fire with only one religious painting surviving unscathed. On the back of the over 500 year old relic is the same sort of alien writing that Phil has been occasionally carving on walls.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Heavy Is the Head (Recap and Review)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Heavy Is the Head (Recap and Review)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Heavy Is the Head starts with a frustrated May having to let Creel go and Lance Hunter being taken by General Talbot’s men. The two men hammer out a deal where Hunter will sell out Coulson for $2 million and a “proper burial for Hartley.” Fitz is still not right and Phil refuses to let Skye back out into the field. She tells Coulson he needs to loosen up and should take up “yoga, or something.” He responds by saying that he has tried it and he is really not flexible.

Agents of SHIELD: Shadows (Recap and Review) *Contains Spoilers*

Agents of SHIELD: Shadows (Recap and Review)

*Contains Spoilers*

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back with Agent Coulson and crew with the season premiere Shadows, meaning, obviously, Phil Coulson’s crew’s status now that they are being hunted down by governmental killjoy General Talbot is not out in the open. The start of the show takes the audience back to World War II and the HYDRA portion of Germany’s forces. The purpose of this trip back in time is to show another artifact that may be deadlier than the tesseract, the Obelisk which kills whoever touches it.