FINALLY!! I can confidently state with no wavering or lack of confidence that on April 8th 2014, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally accomplished what they need to do all along, and that is truly become a part of the entire Marvel universe.
** SPOILERS **
Assuming you have already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you will know that HYDRA, the world-wide subversive, criminal organization dedicated to global domination, had all but destroyed the very essence and fabric of S.H.I.E.L.D. with events that transpired at Triskelion (S.H.I.E.L.D.s worldwide headquarters). Well, one of the questions (and there were many…) that you would of asked yourself after having seen this is, what happens to the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, as this major Marvel event should also produce a major shakeup there as well?
And boy did it ever! Not to reveal too much, there were a number of big reveals that went down in last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Turn, turn, turn.
Agent Melinda May
The episode starts off where the last one ended, with Coulsen holding May at gun point, eager to find out why she had access to a secret encrypted line on-board the aircraft. Do we find out why? Oh yes, and it ties into Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Agent Melinda May is as mysterious as she is bad ass, and truly uncovering her hidden allegiances and agendas is still like pulling teeth, so hard to take her at her word or actions even though in last night’s episode we do ‘seemingly’ get some insight into what she was doing all this time during the show behind the scenes. I only hope after the ‘dust settles’ that she remains a viable and productive member of the team.
Veteran actor Bill Paxton has taken the iconic role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent John Garrett and built this character up into a likeable, tough son-of-a-bitch agent that kicks major ass and asks questions later. If you like this character as much as I, then ‘Turn, turn, turn’ may be somewhat of a disappointment. Sorry.
Agent Grant Ward
Agent Ward has been a solid team member, confident, sure and loyal, so what gives with his recent ‘lapse’ last episode in walking up and shooting the defenseless wheelchair bound clairvoyant suspect? Well we finally learn why and if you’ve been a staunch Agent Ward groupie, I feel for you…
HYDRA is front and center with their coming out party in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the crossover event that takes place in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Turn, turn, turn completes their utter annihilation of the once powerful spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’ll stop right here, so as not to reveal too much. If you want a more complete breakdown of the episode jump over to Entertainment Weekly’s breakdown of ‘Turn, turn, turn’
Let me know what you thought of last night’s game changing episode below. And, oh….HAIL HYDRA!