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.
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.
Having to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier after watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a bit anti-climatic in one or two scenes, but only a little, although it did raise the question as to what the new spy organisation will be called now. Watchers of the Joss Whedon small screen version of the Marvel verse may have been asking themselves that same question after last Tuesday’s episode. Whedon’s show about Agent Coulson and his small band of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents has received its fair share of complaints from viewers who wanted more crossover and tie-in episodes.
Last night’s 16th episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the episode that fans of the television show and big screen Marvel hero films had been waiting for; the Captain America tie in was the best ever. Of course it was pretty much sign posted in last week’s episode’s by the closing moments when it turned out that Agent May was keeping an eye on Agent Coulson and reporting on his actions.