Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this winter finale episode, What They Become pulled out all the stops and made this well worth waiting for. There were some pretty amazing moments in the show where Skye (aka Daisy) finally mets poppa, The Doctor (aka Cal), Raina meets her destiny, Phil Coulson performs some kick-a** moves and Skye gives Grant Ward what he deserves. Last week’s episode left off with HYDRA coming after May and the bus. The female agent proves why she is the pilot when she outmaneuvers the baddies and their missiles.
At the beginning of The Things We Bury, this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers learn quite a lot about HYDRA head, Whitehall. He has got a cruel streak, about a mile wide from the look of things although fans of the MARVEL verse will know that already. The time is 1945 and a Chinese woman brought in and forced to make contact with the obelisk survives. The HYDRA leader has already shown his obvious maliciousness when he tells the male prisoner moments earlier that it is okay to touch the artifact he has searched for so long. He will soon show that this streak is a constant in his personality.
The underlying themes in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week deal with the traitorous Ward and matters of family. Ward’s, Skye’s, SHIELD’s and Hunter’s former family member via marriage, Agent Morse aka the Hellbeast. The show opens with an attack on the United Nations with Whitehall’s HYDRA agents masquerading as SHIELD they kill a number of delegates and injure General Talbot. Amazingly, Talbot defends Coulson’s group against Christian Ward, the senator brother of Grant, and before the end of the episode, it appears that the general is a firm supporter of the spy organization.
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.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Making Friends and Influencing People begins with Agent 33 (Maya Stojan) being held by HYDRA and she is fighting the brainwashing program that Dr. Whitehall is patiently applying. When the former S.H.I.E.L.D. operative says that there is no way that she will ever work for HYDRA, the doctor says that he expected the night to be long one.