Air Date: September 23, 2014
As Agent Coulson tries to rebuild Shield from the ground up, HYDRA is searching for an ancient artifact discovered by Nazis that was also the first 0-8-4, or item of unknown origin. Fitz is recovering from his psychological trauma, and Skye has to talk to Ward, who is now a prisoner of Shield after his betrayal.
I’m glad they work The Absorbing Man into this one. Really there’s so many Marvel characters that nobody is using, I think they should try to work each and every single one in this show somehow. And the way they use Ol’ Absorb-y is done very well and creatively. I hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of him.
I have to say that the cinematography in this episode is very well done, so much so that it stands out. It feels more like the panels of a comic book than we’ve seen in past and episodes and I hope this keeps up as this series continues.
Also I like seeing Agent Carter again, even if only for a short cameo.
My only complaint is that there’s a couple of scenes near the beginning where Coulson and his team seem to be very wooden and lifeless. I don’t know if it was just a long shooting day or what.
+9: A pretty good start to a new season
+1: Very good cinematography
-1: A couple scenes where everyone just seems tired