Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 22

“World’s End” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD closes off another season and wraps up the Framework plot and deals with Ophelia’s plan. The return of Ghost Rider at the end of the previous episode was both a blessing and a curse when anticipating this episode. On one hand it’s great to see Gabriel Luna come back…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 21

“The Return” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns to the real world and deals with the immediate problems that come with that. The immediate problem is that Aida is now a real person with a collection of InHuman powers and Fitz in her possession. Much of the episode is spent exploring what it means to suddenly…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 20

“Farewell, Cruel World” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD engineers an exit from the framework as Aida’s plan to make herself human comes to a head. It’s been interesting and fun to spend time in the Framework but we are so close to the end of the season that things need to start wrapping up. The new…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to outer space with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2; the story of Peter Quill learning about his origins. I’ll start this by saying that I had issues with the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Most of them stemmed from my personal inability to connect with the tone. Everything…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 4 Episode 19

“All the Madame’s Men” Marvel’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to build towards the season endgame as Madame Hydra accelerates her plan. Up until this episode it was unclear what Aida aka Ophelia aka Madame Hydra’s -I’m going to go with Aida from now on- plan was but we can wonder no longer. She wants to…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 18

“No Regrets” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD goes deeper into the framework as allegiances start to shift and the concept of reality becomes more difficult to define. The biggest challenge since “What If…” has been bearing in mind that none of what the characters are experience is real. It is real to the people experiencing it…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 17

“Identity and Change” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD catches up with Mack and Mace as the virtual H.Y.D.R.A. closes in on Daisy and Simmons. It has been well established that the underlying purpose of the Framework is to remove everyone’s greatest regret which -in theory- allows them to live in what essentially amounts to their own personal…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 16

“What If…” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns from hiatus and places the characters in a world they don’t belong where H.Y.D.R.A. reigns supreme and everything is about as bad as it can get. Alternate realities eventually creep into science fiction shows in one way or another. The Flash frequently deals with alternate Earths, DC’s Legends…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 4 Episode 15

“Self Control” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD closes off the LMD arc with members of the team replaced by LMDs creating uncertainty over who can be trusted. The reveal at the end of last week was a real punch to the gut in many ways. Mack, Coulson, Daisy and Mace all under Radcliffe’s control while Fitz…