Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s2e5: A Hen in the Wolf House

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “A Hen in the Wolf House” – Coulson’s team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse — Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye’s father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE, ADAM KULBERSH

Air Date: October 21, 2014

Rating: 6/10

Hydra is getting suspicious of Simmons and it looks like time might be running out on her undercover operation. Meanwhile, Skye is digging deeper into Coulson’s past, sure he’s hiding something.

This episode was boring. It was mostly people standing around and talking to each other, and sometimes that’s fine, but everyone, and I mean everyone, was just so wooden, so lifeless. I’m not sure what was happening on set or in the world at the time, but everyone felt like they were upset about something and trying desperately not to show it. I think if this episode was more action heavy or, at least, didn’t have so many one-on-one dialogue scenes, I might not have noticed. But as it stands, I think everyone feels like their overworked in this episode and maybe needed a few days off or something like that at this time but the schedule dictated that they need to keep shooting. Meh, I’m just speculating now.

Okay, well, outside of that, which made the episode mostly lackluster, the last 10 minutes or so things just get a whole lot better all of a sudden. It’s suddenly action heavy and everyone is acting like normal people again. Maybe the actors finally got that break they needed before they shot the last few scenes or something. Again, I’m just speculating.

SCORING:

+5.5: A lot of it was boring, the story itself isn’t so bad though with tensions mounting at Hydra, just most people’s line deliver made me feel like taking a nap

+1.5: The last part of this show everything ramps up and becomes more exciting and more intense

-1: Show don’t tell, come on, it’s Marvel Studios, they should be better than this

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