Photo Credit : ComicBookResources.con Tim Dekay as Christian Ward and Clark Gregg as Director Coulson in “Marvel’s Agents Of Shield”
What starts out as Normal rally against SHIELD, by none other than General Talbot (Adrian Pasdar), ends in a wake of death and destruction as Hydra storms the UN conference. Killing everyone in their wake with discs that reduce the human body to a dust like something seen out a Mummy movie. Coulson (Clark Gregg) knows it wasn’t him as the team that stormed the conference claimed to be SHIELD. Forcing the investigation of the alien scripture to be put on a temporary hold. Something Coulson and Skye (Chloe Bennet) are not happy about, also something I, am tired of waiting to find out as well. Agents of SHIELD is not new next week due to Marvel celebrating its 75th anniversary, so I will have to wait in anticipation. However, the next episode is appropriately titled “The writing on the wall” and truth be told its been all season.
Using an old Hydra identity, Bobbie Morse (Recurring Guest Star Adrianne Palicki), infiltrates a Hydra house in Okinawa Japan to gain Intel from a man named Toshiro Morri (Brian Tee). Morri mentions a device by the name of “The Divider” which Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) suspects may be the obelisk, Currently in Daniel Whitehall’s (Reed Diamond) posession. This sends the team to Belgium to follow up a lead with a foreign affairs administrator Julian Beckers (Michael Enright) whom is believed to have strong Hydra connections.
The attack having a political backlash that could kill any hope for SHIELD sends Coulson asking help from an unlikely friend. Senator Christian Ward (Tim Dekay), Grant’s (Brett Dalton) older and allegedly evil brother. Those that remember when he touched the Asgardian Staff back in seasons one’s “The Well”; released a horrible memory of him forcibly torturing his younger brother Thomas. Christian is the brother that also allegedly forced him to commit the heinous act. A subplot that will hopefully prove to be satisfactory as there is a black mist over the entire Ward family.
Relationships can often times be a pain in the ass as both Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobbie Morse (Adrianne Palicki) work through, just working together. Meanwhile Fitz (Ian De Caestecker) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) fight through similar battle. Fitz reveals his frustration to Simmons’s about her departure at a crucial point in his life, with a disastrous flare up. Mac (Henry Simmons) however, sees the problem and happily dishes out the harsh advice Simmons needs to hear as well.
A fractured house is a great episode, but an obvious “filler” as television shows that run the length of 22 episodes gradually build up to the overall story arc of a season. Something that is usually worth the wait and anticipation, SHIELD however, benefits greatly when the show is watched on a binge.
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Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse in “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”