Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 11

“Bouncing Back” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns after a long break and starts an arc that looks like it’ll run until the end of the season. After putting the development of the Secret Warriors story on the backburner for much of the first half of the season this episode picks it up with the introduction…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 10

“Maveth” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD closes off 2015 by bringing all of the established stories so far this season to a head. For the most part this episode is really focused on telling the story that it has. The characters are all separated and broadly dealing with their own missions but it’s all in service…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 9

“Closure” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD gives some long overdue focus to Ward and how he relates to his former teammates as Coulson finally goes after him. The death of Rosalind was a genuine shock that I didn’t see coming. It was preceded by a great scene of sitting down to dinner with Coulson as the…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 8

“Many Heads, One Tale” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD moves forward with the disparate plotlines and manages to bring them together in a way that feels mostly satisfying. There was a lot going on in this episode but none of it ever really felt overpowering or undersold the story that they were trying to tell. As…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 7

“Chaos Theory” After revealing the true identity of Lash, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD explores the effect such a revelation has on the various characters. Closest to this is May who is clearly having trouble dealing with finding this out. She is usually a very guarded person who keeps her emotions in check but it’s visibly…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 6

“Among Us Hide…” After a short departure from the norm last week with Simmons on an alien planet, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns to planet Earth and developing the other plots. Simmons problem hasn’t been completely pushed aside as it gets some lip service here when Fitz reminds her that he is working on the…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 5

“4,722 Hours” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD veers far away from their established film and delivers the best episode of the series to date as Simmons recounts to Fitz what she went through when stranded on an alien planet. First thing I’ll say is that I haven’t abandoned my theory about Simmons winding up in the…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 4

“Devils You Know” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD escalates two of the major stories as Lash strikes again and Hunter gets to confront Ward. This episode shows both the strongest and weakest aspects of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD with Hunter’s revenge mission against Ward being the perfect example of that. His story gets to a point that…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 3

“A Wanted (Inhu)Man” Lincoln returns to Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on the run from the government agency established in the first episode while Daisy makes it her personal mission to get to him before they do. Having Lincoln’s situation be the main plot of the episode was a massive misstep as it was nothing but…

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Season 3 Episode 2

“Purpose in the Machine” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continues season 3 with a story almost entirely focussed on the Monolith and the potential it has to bring Simmons back from wherever she is. Fitz is the star of the show here with some deeply emotional stuff that he has to deal with. He is so…