Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, Episode 15, "One Door Closes" EXPECTATIONS

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight with "One Door Closes" (2x15) at 9:00 PM Eastern/Pacific.  What do we expect from tonight's episode?

Note:  There will be spoilers for both the previous episode (“Love in the Time of Hydra”) and the previews for the upcoming episode (“One Door Closes”).

What happened in the last episode, “Love in the Time of Hydra”?
Ward and Agent 33 got her mask repaired and then used it to infiltrate Talbot’s Air Force base and capture Sunil Bakshi, whom they then began attempting to brainwash.  Meanwhile, Simmons fabricated a set of gloves/“gauntlets” for Skye to help diminish her powers.  Coulson brought Skye to a cabin in the middle of the woods which serves as a safe house for gifted individuals where they can learn to control their powers without hurting anyone else.  Mack brought Hunter to the headquarters of the “Real S.H.I.E.L.D.” (seriously, was that a helicarrier!?!) where he met Mack’s other boss, Robert Gonzales.  Gonzales explained some of the background of his organization before Hunter escaped from Bobbi’s custody to warn Coulson.  The episode ended with Bobbi deciding to return to Coulson and “remove” him as a threat.

Episode Synopsis for “Love in the Time of Hydra”:
War comes to Coulson's doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life.

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Continuing plot points:

  • Skye adjusting to her newfound powers
  • The Inhumans (they were on the backburner last episode and look to stay there in this episode as well)
  • The “Real S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • The impending tie-in between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers: Age of Ultron

What I am looking for tonight:

  • A very Mack-and-Bobbi-centric episode explaining how they came to work for Gonzales and why they are loyal to him over Coulson.  At the end of last episode Raina and Ward had a similar conversation in which he explained to her why he would be loyal to Garrett when Coulson is such a good man; I think Mack and Bobbi need something similar sooner or later.
  • Skye experimenting with her powers—and eventually using them to escape from those quinjets that the “Real S.H.I.E.L.D.” sent after her in the preview
  • A full-on Cavalry-vs.-Mockingbird brawl.  That would be pretty awesome!
  • Hunter arrives at the Playground earlier than anticipated and has a rematch with Mack

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What would be awesome but probably won’t happen:
Agent Hartley shows up at the Playground alive and with a cybernetic arm tricked out with all sorts of weapons.  She reveals herself to have been a triple agent working for Maria Hill and Tony Stark to keep an eye on both S.H.I.E.L.D. organizations from the inside.  Then she smacks some sense into Coulson and Gonzales and forces them to work together.
So what are you looking for in tonight’s episode?  What is there that you really want to see but may not see at all?

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Edit: I ha a meeting tonight, so my review might not be finished until later tomorrow or even Thursday.

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