The heaviness associated with last week’s episode certainly stayed with us as we witnessed the aftershocks of Sara’s demise. For an episode titled after her, we certainly see very little of her, or do we? Her ghost was everywhere, affecting everyone and drifting throughout the show like mist rising from a stream, softening silhouettes and creating shadows in the relationships of the other characters.
In a world full of mediocrity and inconsistency, it’s nice to know there are some things a person can count on. My DVR apparently isn’t one of them. I anticipated this season’s premier with great delight. Unfortunately, I had errands to run on Wednesday evening but never fear, the trusty DVR was here! Right? When I came home and realized my ancient recording mechanism had failed to engage, contrary to its programmed instructions, I couldn’t keep myself from saying, “DVR, you have failed this Arrow fan!” So, for what was a tortuous 24 hours while I waited for CW to post the episode, I paced. And stress-ate.
Only three episodes in, season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has offered more intrigue, character development and suspense than all 22 episodes of season one. I hope that it continues on the same trajectory, although I will be very glad when Simmons and Fitz are reunited and someone either puts a bullet in Ward or they drop him into a deep dark hole. But then, what would be the fun in that?
Little Bo Peep, The Payday Loan Extortionist, is my new favorite fairy tale bad guy. I want her to rise up against Storybrooke’s unstable government and questionable democratic system and institute a reign of terror during which she references The Silence of The Lambs!
Murder and imprisonment? That’s Old Regina. New Regina tortures writers. Good on you, New Regina. Mama’s proud.
It’s no secret Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a disappointment to many during its freshman year. And after Captain America: The Winter Soldier completely reset the game board, a lot of fans where shaking their heads. I count myself among the confused. While I realize it was important for us to know and sympathize with these characters, knowing how game-changing the Cap’s second installment would be begs the question, why didn’t S.H.I.E.L.D. just wait?
The Lucy Lawless character is Skye’s mom. Yes. Even though Isabelle Hartley – OSTENSIBLY – was killed in the car crash at the end of the episode. I’m still calling it.
After back to back disappointments over the past couple of episodes, “Listen” was a winner. Mostly
That felt like Doctor Who fanfic written by a middle school boy who’s only exposure to Robin Hood is the seminal film Robin Hood: Men in Tights. And who probably has a close female friend who is always telling the boy how silly he is and suddenly makes him feel like he wants to wear cologne.