Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Episode 2, "Meet the Boss" EXPECTATIONS

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues tonight with “Meet the Boss” (4x02) at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific.  What do we expect from tonight's episode?

What happened in the last episode, “The Ghost”?
Daisy, on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. and tracked by Coulson and Mack, had a run-in with the Ghost Rider and resolved to track him down.  She eventually tracked him to a junk yard where they fought for the first time.  Meanwhile, Coulson, Mack, and May tracked down a stolen weapon which turned out to be some sort of magical artifact to which May was exposed.  Finally, Dr. Radcliffe showed his newest creation to Fitz, the Life-Model Decoy AIDA.

Episode Synopsis for “Meet the Boss”:

Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.

Continuing plot points:

  • Coulson is not Director anymore; he and Mack have a “buddy cop” routine going
  • Who is the new Director as a person?  Where do his loyalties lie?  Is he a puppet (with Coulson more or less in control behind-the-scenes, as with him and Talbot last season)?  Is he another Nick Fury?  Is he working for someone else?
  • Daisy off on her own; the team is trying to bring her in
  • May training new recruits—including Inhumans?
  • Life-Model Decoys—what do they mean for S.H.I.E.L.D.?
  • Who is Robbie Reyes?
  • The aftermath of the Sokovia Accords/Superhuman Civil War
  • Magic and the MCU

What I am looking for tonight:

  • More awesome Ghost Rider-vs.-Quake action
  • Answers to the question of who the new Director is
    • What is his objective for S.H.I.E.L.D.?
    • Which comic character is he based on?
  • I would love to see some more new Inhumans
  • I don’t expect May’s magical exposure to be resolved this episode, but it will probably play some part

What would be awesome but probably won’t happen:
The new Director actually turns out to be connected to Namor the Sub-Mariner, who will make his MCU debut later this season!

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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