On September 23, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two starts and the story continues that began last year and ended on a tie-in with the big screen Marvel feature Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The entire first season of the Marvel small screen Joss Whedon program seemed to border on being slammed by the “Whedon Curse” every other episode. The curse, which struck Firefly, Dollhouse, and to a degree, Angel was avoided even though fans of the show wavered between being disgruntled and excited.
Watching last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was not only an exciting experience, but the season one finale could have won an award for the coolest episode ever. Considering all the complaints from viewers about the Marvel small screen verse of agents and no superheros, not counting the best tie in ever with the Captain America: The Winter Soldier plot affecting the Joss Whedon television version completely, the last season one show delivered, as they used to say, in spades.
With its ups and downs, season one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has given fans a finale to remember, Beginning of the End with Nick Fury in what has to be the coolest moment of the show, so cool that a certain author had to live tweet the excitement coursing through his veins when the director showed up at just the right time. Although to be fair, the show’s producers managed to cram so many cool moments in this last episode that it more than makes up for the sluggish pace and lack of big screen cameos that plagued the show from the start.
For all those fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. who are excitedly waiting for the season finale, there is good news, the show will be back for at least a season two. The show itself has gotten mixed to disappointed reviews from fans of the Marvel verse who expected much more than was delivered. Many cited the lack of big screen cameos on the television show as being the biggest let down. When the series was in production, however, the show’s producers never promised that there would be more than a nudge and a wink to the superheroes from the big-screen version of the verse.
As the clock continues to tick, the remaining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are either struggling to find Skye and HYDRA undercover agent Ward or they’re working for Stark Industries like Agent Hill, who comes riding in to Coulson’s rescue. Or is she? Hill’s motives are very questionable in that she maintains that Fury is dead. Did she not see Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Kidding aside, it seems that the new improved Agent Phil Coulson is the only S.H.I.E.L.D. operative who believes that Director Fury is alive.