Episode: Nothing Personal
Original Airdate: 4-29-14
Ran a little late on this episode’s roundup because I didn’t have internet until the other day, but I’m mostly moved in now and back into the swing of things so I am ready to get back into the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its run up to the season finale. Things are getting much more complicated with Ward’s alignment change, the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. as an organization and the entire disruption of Coulson’s team. Agent Triplett is starting to fit in a little bit more, but things are also not going quite so well between the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the US government. And on top of everything else, Deathlok makes another appearance and so does Maria Hill.
I won’t go too much into the details of the plot of the episode aside from mentioning that Ward knows that Skye knows that he’s in cahoots with Hydra. Coulson and his team also know about what’s going down and are working on getting Skye back, and staying out of the government’s way. The show does a good job of keeping up the tension that’s been amping up the past few episodes and there’s also a finally an action release though the effects for it are very much on a television budget. Honestly, outside of moving the plot forward slightly, this episode felt like it got hung up on itself a little too much. I did enjoy the early interaction between Ward and Skye, though the payoff wasn’t as satisfying as I would have hoped it could be. The one saving grace that the episode does have is the final teaser which I have to echo Coulson’s sentiment of “huh.” It’s not a bad episode by any means, but it felt like it was just the necessary way to get from point A to point B, I’m still very excited to see where it goes from here with only two more episodes left in this season.