Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Yes Men

The true hallmark of a Joss Whedon show is a strong female protagonist. In this week’s episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. this trope was taken one step further with the arrival of Lorelei, an Asgardian escapee who can turn men to her will with a touch. Since she makes all of the male agents on the Bus drooling idiots, we are left with Simmons, May and special guest star Lady Sif to take care of the mess Lorelei has wrought.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.A.H.I.T.I.

Thanks to the Olympics we’ve had to wait a full month to find out Skye’s fate. To recap, she was only being kept alive by a hyperbaric chamber at the end of our last episode after Ian Quinn, still played with slimy-goodness by David Conrad, shot her in the gut … twice … at point blank range … because he’s a bad guy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: T.R.A.C.K.S.

This was full of action-y goodness with just the right amount of character development and story to keep the season’s arc revolving around The Clairvoyant, moving forward. In short, it was a finely crafted 43 minutes of TV. And reminded me of good Joss in his heyday.

Arrow: Tremors

With a salmon-ladder monologue, the return of Bronze Tiger, and a burgeoning Roy superhero, what’s not to like about this week’s Arrow?

AHS Coven: “The Seven Wonders”

I believe that Ryan Murphy prides himself on ending American Horror Story seasons on a high happy-ending note, as happy as one could be considering the carnage leading up to denouement. Yet he has managed peace, resolution, comeuppances, in the previous two seasons, and I hadn’t considered the same would hold true this time.

AHS Coven: “Go to Hell”

This was a sweeping of an out with the old in with the new variety [with characters meeting] comeuppances, by imploring what the episode promises: they go to Hell.

Supernatural: Road Trip

What bothers both of us the most is this really weird move in making the boys some kind of modern Brokeback Mountain. The allusion to a different type of relationship in the earlier episodes was funny, but at this point the dialogue has gone completely soft that it has reached the point where I am not comfortable watching Sam and Dean in these scenes together; it’s just awkward.