Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s2e3: Making Friends and Influencing People

Air Date: October 7, 2014

Rating: 10/10

It’s revealed that Simmons is now working with Hydra and she’s after someone and Shield has to get to him first. Also, Fitz gets a little revenge on Ward for what he did to him.

A very different episode from the first couple this season, and it works for the show quite well. It has a sort of ticking clock motif that shows you what’s happening from both sides as they try to hunt down the same man. Which is then heightened when Fitz discovers that they might be walking right into a trap. This is more like a spy thriller than the first season, and I think it makes the show a lot more intense to the betterment of the series. I wouldn’t mind seeing this, and isn’t Hydra versus Shield what this is all supposed to be about anyway?

I have to say, Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Simmons, does a very good job on this episode. I mean, she’s usually good, but she really stands out here and I feel that her being a double-agent (if not a triple-agent) makes her a much more interesting character indeed. After this episode, I am very excited for what’s to come.


+10: The intensity of the show really amps up in this episode and might be indicative of this show taking a new tone

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