Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s2e16: Afterlife

Air Date: April 7, 2015

Rating: 6.5/10

Shield, or at least an organization calling itself Shield, is chasing Coulson and Hunter and now have them trapped in a cabin. Meanwhile, Skye is introduced to a group of Supes who seem to understand what she’s going through and want to teach her to accept her powers as a part of her.

I think that Skye is being introduced to the Inhumans or at least something like it. I’m not super familiar with the group, though. There hasn’t been anyone I’d recognize from there on the show yet. I know Disney tried to release a show based on that property later on though so I think it’s probably them. Just thought I’d mention that but after the summary, as I’m just not sure. It’d be like calling them the Justice League at this point.

Anyway, I eventually liked this episode. It started right after Coulson gives a well-set-up one-liner and continued for the rest of the episode. Unfortunately, everything up to that point was just a series of people sitting down and giving each other expository dialogue. I think I complained about something recently saying that exposition is basically always unnecessary. Then again, in one of the Muppet movies, they do say, “…we have to put it somewhere.” But I still don’t think spending two-thirds of the episode on explaining everything we already know is necessary.


+6: They do finish really strong, but it’s a grind to get there

+0.5: I just really appreciate really good one-liners

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