The week offered us another standard person of interest story. Weekly Shaw replacement shows up, kicks ass, reveals tired backstory, is rescued by Reese. I’m getting really tired of the standalones. It’s been weeks since we got a solid arc-driven episode and I miss them. The only thing that made this episode enjoyable was Root and Finch’s special adventure.
This was a satisfying roller coaster of a season finale and I appreciated that the writers wrapped up some important things while still leaving us with plenty to think about for next season.
Location: Vienna, Virginia and Payson, South Carolina.
This much appreciated Skinner-centric episode brought us back to the disease carrying bees we met in 'Herrenvolk'.
by Mark Greig
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With a title like that you'd think this episode would be all about Bobbi and Hunter, but 'Love in the Time of HYDRA' explored different kinds of love. As well as the tortured romantic love of Huntingbird, there was the parental love that Coulson feels for Skye, the damaged love of Hunter and Bobbi and the misplaced love of Agent 33 for Ward.
Thirty-eight years trapped in a bad novel. One hour trapped in a bad Star Trek episode.
It’s a risky move to have the protagonist of a series like this change their personality week to week. It’s something that Dollhouse tried before, with mixed results. This episode proved that the series can make these new traits work without making Liv herself inconsequential.
by Jess Lynde
Just as Philip K. Dick used his Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to explore those qualities that make us human, The Americans uses its own ‘Electric Sheep’ to explore the quality of empathy in the world of spies: specifically, the potential dangers of too much empathy versus the danger of not enough.