Air Date: December 2, 2014
Hydra is trying to take out allies of Shield. Coulson and his team have to stop them before they can. Also, the agents are in the process of discovering the city uncovered by Coulson.
This episode felt like it could have been a lot better. Mostly, it seemed like it was only meant to drag out the time and not actually accomplish anything in the grand plan for this season (whatever that might be), just to stretch the seasons out. This is something I don’t forgive when movies do it, and in the age of binge-watching it seems like TV series have no right doing this either. Don’t drag things out just because you “need” 23 episodes per season. Don’t waste my time. Do a one-shot, at least, against a throwaway villain if you need extra episodes for what the plot allows.
This episode wasn’t all bad, a lot of the stuff in the beginning was captivating because it felt like a classic Hydra and Shield faceoff as Hydra attempts to assassinate some folks and we have to wonder if Shield will save them or not, but this doesn’t last long. Stuff gets kind of exciting in the last 5 minutes or so, but this feels more like something to set up the next episode where (hopefully) things will actually happen. Sometimes comic books are like that though, really boring until the last page that gets you excited for the next issue, even though you’ve only been bored up until that point.
+3: Mostly pointless, but has some good stuff near the end
+1: Very exciting in the beginning as well
+1: Had some pretty good action, when there was action