“I don’t know.”
After a two week absence, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back. With May putting up lost puppy posters for Ward, Coulson and Skye were left without adult supervision. Chaos obviously ensued. (No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is Sunbunny. Mark and I switched shows for a week.)
Why didn’t we see Ward escape? Was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looking to save some money by nixing an expensive, stunt-heavy scene or were they intentionally leaving Ward’s actions there vague? Since the season started, we haven’t actually seen him do anything evil. He escaped from custody, but we didn’t see him kill anyone doing that. He may have killed the Hydra guys, but again, we didn’t see it and I’m wondering if that’s important.
It’s really impossible to tell where they’re going with Ward right now. It could be the start of Ward’s big redemption arc. It could be him going completely dark side. The writers are keeping it vague which, from a showrunning standpoint, is smart. It keeps the audience wondering and tuning in. From a personal standpoint, just freaking tell me already what is going on with Ward? Was he really lying about the abuse or is Christian evil or are both evil what is going on?!?!
At the time of Ward’s escape, I was wondering if Coulson made it easy for him to escape on purpose. Coulson knows Ward. He knows what he’s capable of. Did a pair of regulation handcuffs and a van really seem sufficient? I’m not saying Ward is on a secret mission from Coulson, but it seems completely possible to me that Coulson is waiting for Ward to lead him to someone or something. And then, why did Ward leave Bakshi for Coulson? Was he genuinely trying to help out S.H.I.E.L.D., trying to win back some measure of trust? Or is having Bakshi in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody a part of some bigger, darker plan? I like what’s going on with Ward right now. Being on the loose, possibly helping S.H.I.E.L.D., or possibly just serving his own needs, and totally obsessed with Skye is exactly where I wanted him. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Julian Sark. I’m excited but apprehensive to see where they’re going to take him. Unlike some people, I’m choosing to believe Grant Ward over Christian Ward. I hope I’m not wrong...
While May and the most of the combat-ready S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were off chasing
The geometric pattern of doom turns out to be three dimensional. And a city. Going from three dimensional to definitely a city felt like a bit of a leap but whatever. It’s a city. Which city? Probably not one on Earth, given that the image of the city came from the body of an ancient Smurf. I don’t really care about the whole Obelisk/Tahiti thing, but the idea that Smurfy wanted to get to that place so much its image was literally in his blood is bizarrely beautiful. So what does that mean? Was it Smurfy’s home? Was he on his way home when he was bisected and stuck in Jello? I’m guessing the whole thing will tie in with the expansion of the MCU mythology we saw in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy which introduced more alien civilizations and races, including blue ones. And now that Selfie (at one point, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s lead in) has been cancelled, maybe a certain blue alien wouldn’t mind dropping by for a week or six? #ItsAllConnected
|Paging Blue Amy Pond|
Intel and Assets
--Bobbi and Hunter maintain their track record of being an adorable, bickering, sarcastic, divorced couple still crazy in love but unable to admit it. I just enjoy them more and more. Also highly enjoyable is May’s frustration with the pair of them.
--The HYDRA guys who came to meet Ward parked in front of a fire hydrant. Does their evil know no bounds?
--I wonder how long Skye was waving her arms around in that cell while Mack and Fitz were playing video games. That couldn’t have felt good.
Skye: “You two don’t have a single thing in common unless you have some Enya albums you’ve been hiding.”
Fitz: “Corpsey Diem. Seize the dead.”
Bartender: “I’ll give you a choice. Columbian necktie or bullet in the head.”
Ward: “Bullet in the head. On the rocks.”
*bartender pours drink*
Hunter: “Subtlety is key.”
Bobbi: “You were dressed like a cowboy!”
three out of four bullets in the head
sunbunny, who is not Mark Greig
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