Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s1e4: Eye Spy

Air Date: October 15, 2013

Rating: 6/10

After a murderous robbery on a train, many suspect an inside job, but Agent Coulson realize it’s someone from his past. But when the team realizes she’s being controlled by something else, they have to find out who it is before it’s too late.

This has probably been the best episode in this series so far, but I still feel like it’s lacking in a few places. For one, I still don’t really care about any of the main cast, though I did start feeling for the woman they were trying to help in this one. But they keep throwing emotional scenes in there, even though none of these characters really deserve it and in the end I’m left feeling kind of empty. You have to establish who these people are before throwing heavy handed stuff at us like this.

Also, I think this show is having a really hard time deciding what genre it wants to be in. One minute, it’s more action and comedy, the next it’s emotional drama, the next it’s tension and thriller, the next it’s horror, the next it’s political drama, and around and around we go on this weird emotional rollercoaster that is watching this show.

SCORING:

+8: I did like the majority of this episode, but this show needs be something more than what it has been so far

-1: The characters need more characterization before I can feel anything for them

-2: A tonal disaster

+1: The guest star on this one is a great actress and wouldn’t mind seeing the character come back in a later episode

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