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.
So, as far as True Blood goes, that was a satisfying ending for Sookie’s character. After all this time, Sookie finally gained a sense of self. And once she asserted herself, Bill no longer had any control over her. Sookie walked out of that graveyard her own person.
In the end, the message was that if we truly love The Doctor, we’ll always be there for him no matter what face he’s wearing. And while I can’t completely get behind that statement – I am, after all, a champion 10th Doctor Hater – I understand the sentiment.