Air Date: October 1, 2013
Agent Coulson leads the team deep into the jungle in order to investigate an 0-8-4, or an item of unknown origin. Meanwhile, a faction of the local army reveals themselves and one of them Coulson knows from his past.
I’m just going to say right away that I did not like this episode, for the most part. It’s slow and not in a good way and even the action is somehow boring. It feels more like an episode you might find in the third season of a series instead of it’s second episode. For one thing, there’s not really any further character development for any of the characters so I just feel like “why should I care about any of this?” as things keep happening because I can’t really feel any connection to anyone, even Coulson who just had some good one-liners throughout Phase 1 in the movies and we don’t know much about him other than he’s likable and Fury’s right hand man, at least in Phase 1.
Also, when you blow a hole in a plane, you will suffer a “sudden loss in cabin pressure” which, if someone is standing close enough to it, they’ll be sucked out of the plane, but it only lasts a moment and is over in seconds. It doesn’t continuously suck air out of the plane like it does here. It’s not a spaceship. The cabin pressure would reach the pressure outside and now you’re just flying with a big hole in the plane. People could walk up to it and look out without difficulty (unless they’re pushed or something).
Let’s see, did I enjoy anything in this episode? I guess I liked Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury at the end. I also liked the scene where Skye and Grant share a drink breathing a little life into these characters, although a whole lot of life is what we really need.
+1: I guess there’s a couple bits I liked, but there’s too much dragging it down I’ve left just feeling bored and waiting for it to be over. Every time I perked up about something, something else would drag it back down again. Almost worth it for the Nick Fury cameo at the end, almost