My name is Amy, and I have a problem. I have become a nervous biter, thanks to Arrow. It’s the pressure, I just can’t take it. I think I will start my own rating system. One damaged finger means good, but I wouldn’t watch it again. Two damaged fingers means it was a good time, three means it was so good I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen, and four, well, grab the Band-Aids. Tonight was a four.
Did anyone else find it a little skeevy that Clark Gregg and Amy Acker were playing love interests after playing father and daughter in this summer’s Much Ado About Nothing? No, just me. Okay then.
Belle appears to be the only person in Storybrooke who knows how to do research. No wonder their library was boarded up for 28 years. NO ONE KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH BOOKS.
We start with a bang, and everyone’s phones being disconnected not the least bit suspicious. … Yeah I’m not shocked that didn’t go well. This entire diner scene is like the opening to a spy thriller or something. And, well, when the first episode of a show has a woman seeing what looks like her twin calmly stepping in front of the train, we should expect nothing less from the cold open of Season Two.
I’m on the fence regarding whether I want Ward to truly be a bad guy or just a double agent. Honestly, I think either choice could be interesting, although having him remain bad for an extended period of time would really mess with the dynamic of Coulson’s team and could make for some fun confrontations later on. Imagine what would happen if Ward and May got into a fight now?
I haven’t been moved to write fanfic until now. I want SO BADLY for Jaime and Brienne to get married and have an awkward life with their giant, gangly children at Casterly Rock. It’s not about romance and love. It’s about those two being so effing perfect for each other as life partners. They already bicker like they’ve been married for twenty years.
On any other show, this would probably be the mother of all season finales, but no, we’ve got six more episodes to go. The completionist in me is glad, because on the off chance we don’t get a season two, the writers and producers should have plenty of time to wrap this up in the episodes that are left.
The Hound is my spirit animal. Yes, he’s gone mercenary and plans to sell Arya to Lyssa Arryn (like Arya would even let that happen). But, ow that he’s liberated himself from Joffrey and the Lannisters, he’s become such a witty badass.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has not yet been renewed for season two, so it remains to be seen if the writers and creators will have a chance to rectify these missteps. I feel that the show is always taking one step forward and two steps back, glancing up against greatness, but routinely falling short and settling for mediocre. Marvel fans, Whedon fans, and most importantly, Agent Coulson, deserve better.