Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s2e11: Aftershocks

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Aftershocks” – In the midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” Coulson’s team must deal with the consequences of their war with Hydra as shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, and Hydra makes a dangerous move that may involve a traitor in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midst. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for a dynamic, action-packed second half of season two, TUESDAY, MARCH 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) ADRIANNE PALICKI, HENRY SIMMONS, IAIN DE CAESTECKER, NICK BLOOD

Air Date: March 3, 2015

Rating: 6/10

The team is dealing with the death of Trip in their own way while Skye’s father is plotting something evil and a new villain seems to be on the loose. Coulton and team are trying to keep Hydra at bay, but there might be a new, even greater threat on the horizon.

It’s interesting to see how this show has grown and changed since the beginning of the series. In this episode I think it’s become a bit too melodramatic for my tastes but the actual drama is still there. I do like the touching send off to Trip at the end of the episode, along with a few of the twists concerning Skye. It becomes a decent episode, by the end, though it’s bogged down by unnecessary melodrama, monologues, and filler.

The first third of the episode is especially guilty of this. It got to a point I thought the whole show was going to be one long expositional scene after the other. I’m glad that it eventually gets going when it crashes a truck into the whole thing, but then that turns out to be a lie. I guess I’m saying this episode had a lot of pluses and an lot of minuses but I think it’s better than it is worse.

SCORING:

+6: Decent episode…eventually

-1: Too much exposition in the beginning

+1: A very heartfelt send off to a good character

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