Air Date: September 30, 2014
The Agents of Shield are after Creel before he kills even more people. Meanwhile, Coulson is trying to get General Talbot off his back.
This episode had a lot going for it, but ultimately I feel as if nothing much really happened in it, despite a lot of things happening in it. I think that since the shift this show had about halfway through the first season from being something seemingly episodic into a show that’s a lot more serialized, having an episode like this that feels more self-contained is a bit off putting. I mean, I feel that after the first season perhaps they’d have learned that episodic episodes don’t really have a lot of weight on this show and it’s the serialized stuff that keeps it interesting. Not that this was bad, by any means, but it also felt like I could have spent the last hour doing something else and not missed anything.
Anyway, what was good was the action and special effects, though still made for TV you can tell they’re putting in more effort than they had in the first season. I also like Creel as it’s good to see a real supervillain on this show, and one with a bit of depth, not a lot but a tad, to him.
+8: Pretty good
-1: But a bit lacking
+0.5: at least the villain is well-written