In what can only be considered one of the biggest turn arounds in recent Television history, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ manages to conclude Season 2 on such a high that it leaves one in awe, and so much anticipation of what is to come. Despite some slow and worrying storylines and some misdirection, Season 2 of the ABC show maintained a pretty steady pace of wonderful storytelling that introduced some great characters, made brilliant connections to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and told some stories that managed to prove the importance of this show to the over all world being created in the movies. Here’s taking a look at all the amazing things that ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ managed to achieve during its Season 2 run. Spoilers forthwith!
Title: S.O.S (Part 1 & 2)
Original Airdate: 12-5-15
Season 2 of ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.LD.’ is considered to be an improvement from Season 1, however the season finale blows away any comparisons to its initial season and solidifies the show as one of the most interesting and nuanced shows that successfully blends super hero action with an engaging drama. Titled ‘S.O.S’, the two-part Season 2 Finale aired back to back as one lone episode, and in some ways, was move effective in pushing forward the story of the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe much more than a recent film set in the same world. With betrayals, the reveal of a clear antagonist, tying up loose ends and an intense cliffhanger ending, ‘S.O.S.’ shocks and awes as Season 3 cannot get here soon enough!
Episode Title: The Dirty Half Dozen
Original Airdate: 28-4-15
With the phase 2 culmination of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe releasing May 1st, the latest episode of ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ pushes forward with its own story, while setting up some cool Avengers plot points. With Lincoln, the Inhuman, and Deathlok captured by H.Y.D.R.A., Coulson confronts Gonzalez with a plan to infiltrate H.Y.D.R.A. and deal them a severe blow. The episode entitled, ‘The Dirty Half Dozen’ brings together the original ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ team from Season 1, while tying in some of its more recent Season 2 storylines into the upcoming ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ movie.
Episode Title: Love In The Time Of Hydra
Original Airdate: 3-24-15
New characters. New storylines. New conflicts and much else arise in the latest episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.’ entitled ‘Love In The Time Of Hydra’. Although it’s a curious title given that there is no more H.Y.D.R.A. Supposedly. But there are two relationship angles playing out this episode. One of the conflicted one between Nick Blood’s Hunter an Adrianne Pallicki’s Bobbi, and another budding relationship between Brett Dalton’s Ward and the returning Agent 33 played by Maya Stojan. Despite all this, the most interesting elements of the show take a back seat this episode, which is very disappointing.