Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 22

“The End” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD ends its fifth season by revealing whether it’s possible to change the future and save the planet. This season has focused on a singular story told in two distinct arcs. In the first the characters learn about a really dark future and in the second they try to figure…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 22

“The Force of Gravity” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD prepares for the finale by exploring Talbot’s motivation and letting the team take the fight to the aliens. This is an episode that definitely favours action over plot but that doesn’t make it a bad episode. It’s actually quite the opposite and makes for a confident outing…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 5 Episode 20

“The One Who Will Save Us All” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD explores the extent of Talbot’s recent infusion of powers as the threat to Earth becomes more urgent. Last week saw Talbot become the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Graviton. Before this the show had done a lot of good work establishing how dangerous using…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 3

“Far from the Tree” Supergirl deals with family drama when J’Onn returns to Mars and Maggie dredges up painful memories of rejection at the hands of her father. This show has been pretty uneven in dealing with the J’Onn and his Martian past. His relationship with M’Gann last season wasn’t explored as well as it…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 2

“Triggers” Supergirl continues to deal with Kara’s grief following the loss of Mon’El as a psychic villain forces her to relive her worst fears. I was very critical of last week’s episode because of excessive angst. My main concern was the possibility that this could dominate the season and turn the show into something that’s…

Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 1

“Girl of Steel” Supergirl returns for a third season and begins with a boatload of angst when Kara isolates herself from her civilian life. Kara made a very difficult choice at the end of the last season when she willingly let Mon’El leave in order to save his life. It was clear that she cared…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 22

“Ascension” Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD closes off with the promise of a death fulfilled and Hive’s story apparently fully resolved. First off I’ll talk about the resolution of the cliffhanger. I wasn’t sure in the previous review whether Daisy begging for Hive to take her back was genuine or not but I…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 21

“Absolution” The penultimate episode of the third season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD sees the team take the fight to Hive as his plan to unleash his new virus on the world accelerates. ABC chose to air both of these episodes on the same night but they aren’t edited together as they were last season…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 20

“Emancipation” Captain America: Civil War infects Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD with the mandatory annual tie in that reminds us that the show is part of this shared universe. I don’t mean this in a negative sense because I actually thought that this was the best tie in that they’ve done on this show so far….

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 19

“Failed Experiments” Coulson tries to take the fight to Hive in order to end that threat once and for all as Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD begins the home stretch towards the final episode of the season. I get the feeling that the writers realised with this episode that there are only a handful left before the…