Air Date: March 17, 2015
In order to help Skye get control of her powers, May helps to recruit a psychologist, one she also happened to be married to. Meanwhile, Skye’s father finds superpowered individuals who have been jilted by Shield in the past in order to take down Coulson once and for all.
This episode made me think of the MCU movies more so than any other I think I’ve seen so far. Both in context and style, it begins with a villain doing something evil for mysterious reasons, brings up Skye’s problems, followed by some intense moments as we build up to an awesome action sequence at the end, complete with a post-credits scene to set up the next one. Okay, it’s actually pre-credits for Agents, but it still has the same flow to the story as a typical Marvel movie would and in half the time too.
I would say that this does feel like a very thrilling action movie. That’s only a tad disappointing as I was hoping that the previous episode was setting up a more noir-esque style for the rest of the season where everyone on Shield was likely to betray everyone else for ulterior motives that remained to be seen. Oh well, this was still awesome and I like it when shows play around in other genres, though for this show this is more like the return to form as this actually feels more like a typical episode before the major change in the first season. More episodic, even though it progresses the main arc of this season, it feels much more like a “one-shot” than otherwise. Still, really well done.
+10: Very enjoyable “action-movie” episode