Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 10

“Stolen” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the 1980s and showcases Nathaniel Malick’s plan to build an army of Inhumans for anarchic purposes. An otherwise stellar final season of this show has been marred by underwhelming antagonists. The Chronicoms have consistently failed to feel like a credible threat despite their plan to irreparably alter history…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 9

“As I Have Always Been” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivers its version of a time look story with Daisy and Coulson working to stop the Zephyr from being destroyed. Sooner or later pretty much every sci-fi or fantasy show does a time loop episode. It’s one of those staples of genre storytelling that’s just fun…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 8

“After, Before” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. remains in the 1980s and heads to Afterlife to consult Jiaying in order to restore Elena’s powers. It was only a matter of time before the final season got around to referencing the Inhumans and how they played into the show. The concept was first introduced in this show…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 6

“Adapt or Die” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. evolves the threat of the Chronicoms as some lingering questions find answers. If anyone’s following these reviews to read my thoughts on how this show handles time travel then you’ll get your fix early. Any questions over whether this show was allowing the characters to play their part…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 5

“A Trout in the Milk” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to the 1970s to stop the Chronicoms and HYDRA from changing history into something significantly worse than came before. I really like that this season is playing fast and loose with whether the timeline can be changed or if the characters are simply playing their…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 4

“Out of the Past” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the form of a noir thriller as the team investigate the events leaving to the well documented death of Agent Sousa. So many shows eventually do an episode in the style of a noir thriller because it lets the production team play around with the visual…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 3

“Alien Commies from the Future” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to 1955 and infiltrates Area 51 to prevent the Chronicoms from achieving their goals. Time travel storytelling is by its very nature difficult because you’re dealing with a concept that has been a big part of fiction for a long time meaning that people will have…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 2

“Know Your Onions” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues its prohibition era adventure with a race against time to make sure that Freddie Malick survives being hunted by the Chronicoms. Time travel usually brings in the moral dilemma associated with changing the past in some form. It’s a common story element because it fascinates so many…

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 Episode 1

“The New Deal” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins its final season with a prohibition era adventure, debates about changing the timeline and questions over the nature of life itself. That sounds like a lot for the first episode but it actually isn’t because everything is woven neatly through the characters and the narrative being presented…