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Marvel’s Agents of Shield S01E18–Providence

WARNING: Thar be Spoilers below! If you haven’t watched this episode, then it’s going to be spoiled for you if you keep reading. The only comments allowed in this post are those that don’t give away anything after this episode. In this day and age, with all of the DVR / Streaming services, who knows when someone will watch this episode, it could be years after the Air date. Don’t spoil it! Feel free to comment about anything up to and including this episode, and feel free to do so forever.

In this episode, Agent Ward and Garrett are busting folks out of the Fridge, but first they free up Flowers. We find out that Shield is on the run, with most of their bases in the hands of Hydra. The news is grim.

imageI don’t know if you caught it, but in the news coverage that Coulten is watching in the beginning of the episode, there’s a neat shot of the Helicarrier plowing through the side of a building.

Remember when they were wiping all of the data on the plane because it was too dangerous to fall into the hands of HYDRA? Yea, they put in on a hard drive as backup, and who did they give it to? That’s right, Agent Ward.  I didn’t put that together until watching the recap of the last episode.

With the US Government coming to tie up SHIELD, Coulsen and the team get their personal data wiped out of the system, becoming ghosts, and go on the run to some strange coordinates sent to them on Coulson’s SHIELD badge.

One thing that struck me as strange is that if they thought ahead enough to pack all of the Official SHIELD cold weather gear, why are they all wearing different hats? Anyway, when they get there, they find find…

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Patton Oswalt! It was really cool to see him in the episode. Evidently he doesn’t get out much, trapped underground with no contact. At least he knew that Fury was still alive.

Now the team has a base of operations, which isn’t really a secret since they told the double crosser Ward where it is. Of course, at the end we see him showing up to say hi.

So at the end of the episode, we see the bad guys have gravitonium, and every other super weird thing that they have been collecting all season long. There’s only 4 episodes left…

Marvel’s Agents of Shield S01E17 – Turn, Turn, Turn

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Well, now that we have that out of the way, Agents of Shield is one of the shows that my wife doesn’t care for. It’s not that she’s watched them and didn’t like the show, it’s just that the fact it’s a Marvel spinoff puts her off of it. The only other person in the house that cares for it besides me is my oldest. I’m going to take any opportunity to Geek-ify my kids that I can, so I don’t watch it much until he’s available and we’re not being force to watch something else.

This Saturday we were able to catch up, and got epispde 17 and 18 in. I’ll post about 18 in just a little while.

imageFirst off, I loved the shot of Agent Garett just kicking back in the plane, reading a book on strategy while drinking some coffee and listening to “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. Of course he’s flying from point A to B in some weird combat jet, to do who knows what when he gets there.

This episode opens up with us assuming that Agent Hand is the bad guy, and somehow wants to kill everyone we like. We are led to believe that she’s part of Hydra and the imageconspiracy to take over shield. Of course, after the scene with Simmons and Hand, where the choice is to swear allegiance to Hydra or die, we figure out that she’s a good guy.

Then, just when you thought you were adjusted to this whole weird situation, we find out that the bad guy is actually Agent Garrett. That killed me.

I really liked his character. Bill Paxton is such a great actor, and with the stories that Garrett told, I could totally see being buddies with him. When he turns on Coulsen, I was blown away. Hydra? Really? Come on John, I expected more from you!

Of course, the real shocker comes at the end when Ward kills Hand.

Yes, Ward killed hand. WTF? I didn’t see Ward being the bad guy. Sure, he’s fairly cold, but he gets the job done and we know where his loyalty lies, or at least we thought we knew where his loyalty lied.

I know Hand was a cold chick, but I really dug those red streaks in her hair. Why isn’t that in fashion? Please, if you have hair, make that in fashion.

Hair fetishes aside, I still have a feeling that Ward is going to be a triple agent, and end up turning on Garrett in the end. Not 100%, but let’s say I’m 83.2% sure.