Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s1e21: Ragtag

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Ragtag” – In the last episode before the epic season finale, Ward ‘s betrayal and HYDRA’s shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson’s team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) CLARK GREGG, MING-NA WEN

Air Date: May 6, 2014

Rating: 10/10

The Agents continue to try to get to Hydra before they get to them first. Fitz-Simmons try to do something but end up getting captured. And Garrett has to take drastic actions to save his own life. Also, all of Ward’s backstory happens and we get to see the situations that led to him joining Shield as a double-agent.

As the penultimate episode to the first season, this had just the right amount of tension, action, and though I wasn’t really into the flashbacks they got a lot better as they went on. Fitz is still a bit mopey but it works here as he’s not overplaying it and seems believably upset that his friend is actually his enemy.

I’m glad Bill Paxton is back as he does do a great job playing the villain. It’s still hard not to like him, even when he’s super evil. But that’s what I always liked about the villains in the Marvel comic books, they weren’t just cookie cutter bad guys just evil for the sake of it. They all got backstories and you understood them, even if you didn’t agree with them. But they were human beings, first and foremost.

SCORING:

+10: A really great episode that makes me excited for the finale (hopefully they don’t screw it up…)

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