When Lady Sif first appeared on this show I hoped it would be the first of many appearances. Looks like I got my wish. And she brought a Kree Pete Lattimer along for the ride.
The goddess of war shows up in sunny
It was difficult for me to take Eddie seriously as a Kree warrior at first. I think it was the voice, which was very silly in the earlier scenes. As the episode went on he toned it down and became more Pete-ish. Pete the Kree was on Midgard looking for those who had been changed by the mist, but his true mission was to drop a serious amount of Inhuman/Kree backstory on our heroes. And, of course, to let a certain cat out of a certain bag.
Skye's secret is now out in the open and (almost) everyone reacted exactly as Cal predicted. Whether they wanted to or not, most of the team now see her as a potential threat, causing Skye to isolate herself inside the bus. Yet it remains to be seen whether or not this will eventually push her into her father's open arms. Skye still has Fitz looking out for her as well as May. Skye and May's relationship is quickly becoming my favourite on the show. I'm convinced May at least suspected that Skye had gained abilities. She didn't look shocked when she started to quake out. May no doubt recognises the danger that Skye poses, but, as with Coulson, she will do everything within her power to keep her safe because, although she will probably never never admit it, Skye is like a daughter to her. May was fully prepared to fight a god to protect her.
With Skye's powers now growing beyond her control, maybe a trip to Asgard isn't such a bad idea. It's a realm full of super-powered individuals who would be better equipped to help Skye learn to control her powers and deal with the occasions when she struggles. Let's face it, California is not the ideal location to keep someone with earthquake powers. On the other hand, the current king of Asgard is not all he appears to be. Putting Skye in his care would be no better than handing her over to HYDRA.
Good news, Bobbi and Mack aren't HYDRA. Bad news, Mack is comparing what they are doing to HYDRA's infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. and says things like "pull the trigger". Whatever they are up to it is a given that the others will not happy about it. It's something so bad that Mack thinks Hunter, who has closer ties to him and Bobbi than anyone else on the team, will turn on them and side with Coulson and co. Bobbi doesn't seem fully committed to their mission, She's clearly having some doubts about whatever it is they are up to. Mack, on the other hand, appears almost ruthlessly committed. Is his more aggressive attitude a side effect of his experience at the temple or is his legend starting to fade? And what is he going to do with sleeping beauty?
Intel and Assets
--Woman walks out of the sea with a sword and a head injury. Not the ideal time to flirt.
--When Coulson brought out the iPad to show Sif that they were friends I was certain he was going to show her an awkward selfie of the two of them and now I'm massively disappointed that he didn't.
--May obviously still thinks Thor is dreamy.
--The Loki blaster now has a name, Bambino.
--Still no sign of Ward and not-May.
--That pier is so California. Come on, production team, I've been to California, I know you have more Mediterranean looking locations than that. Get your heads in the game.
Sif: "I am no monster. I am sometimes dangerous, but only toward those who are deserving. I do not actually know. Is it only toward those who are…"
Coulson: "No, that was right."
Skye: "You want full Mortal Kombat?"
Sif: "I wonder if I serve the king as the great warrior you say I am."
May: "Odin? Oh, we know you do. You've met him."
Sif: "Shut up!"
Sif: "You do not ask the questions, Kree. You do not talk."
Coulson: "Actually, we need him to talk."
Three out of four Kree truncheons.
Mark Greig has been writing for Doux Reviews since 2011. More Mark Greig.
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