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!
Original Airdate: 15-4-15
Episode Title: Melinda
Primarily serving as a somewhat origin story, the latest episode of ‘Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.‘ gives us a history of the character of Melinda May played by Ming Na Wen. While showcasing the painful past, the episode also reveals some big surprises regarding the Inhumans, and connects the past to the present with some ominously vague reference of things to come, and ending with Coulson getting another step closer to retaking S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s a surprisingly good episode with amazing action and lots of feels!
Episode Title: One Of Us
Original Airdate: 17-3-15
After a well-deserved vacation where Bubba was kind enough to fill in for me last week, I am back and was geared up for the continuation of last week’s shocking cliffhanger on Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’. However, similar to my co-workers’ reactions to my mild tan from the hot Bahamian sun, I was underwhelmed. The episode titled ‘One Of Us’ decided to slow things down this episode for more light hearted banter and character development, decent action, some subtle plot points and a big confusing reveal in the end.
After a long mid season break, Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns to continue the amazing plot set up in its earlier episodes of Season 2. Last time we saw Agent Coulson and the team, Skye had just been exposed to what is known as Terrigan Mist in the alien city, along with Raina, which also caused the death of Trip. This episode is a somber one that deals with the aftermath of the change in status quo for the show, while dealing with how the death of a team member affects everyone differently.