Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has stumbled, fumbled, and fought all season long to find it’s way, but now at the tail end of it’s opening season is finally finding its way to glory!
Spoilers galore ahead!
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier we witnessed the demise of S.H.I.E.L.D. as we have come to know it. It’s leadership wiped out, its headquarters and infrastructure comprised and decimated. HYDRA, the criminal mastermind organization has won this round, and the survivors and remnants of the powerful spy organization must struggle through the darkness to find its way again. What’s cool about this, is Marvel finally starting to flex that creative gray matter (not that it hasn’t been doing this on the film front already) and crossover some of this calamity into their television properties, namely ABC’s Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, released in theaters over the weekend, reveals that the secret government agency has been infiltrated to its core by sleeper agents of Hydra, an evil organization bent on world domination.
And in a bit of movie-to-TV synergy, the film’s events will prompt a major retooling of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its first season’s final six new episodes, beginning Tuesday (8 ET/PT).
“It’s an extremely unique experience that doesn’t exist anywhere else out there in the entertainment business,” says Jeph Loeb, executive producer and head of Marvel TV.
The show’s group of agents led by Coulson (Clark Gregg), introduced in the Marvel movies, are faced with not only trust issues among themselves but a civil war within the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, where no one knows who’s actually a Hydra operative.
Upcoming episodes feature at least one major betrayal, and what’s left of Coulson’s team is forced to deal on their own with the dismantling of their whole world as well as the new Hydra threat.
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One of main beefs with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was not leveraging the any of the massive Marvel film universe we’ve all come to know and love and finally, with just six episodes left, the show is starting to really come into its own. Sure they’ve had nods to events in THOR: The Dark World and a great appearance by Lady Sif in a recent episode but they need more, which looks like is getting ready to happen.
I’ve been one of your harsher critics, S.H.I.E.L.D., but its only because I love ya and want the show to succeed. Let’s finish the season strong, shall we?