|"Look, I know I'm being really annoying right now, but you |
only need to put up with it for one more episode. I hope."
Thank the Celestials that's over and done with. Now can Fitz go back to being a likeable character again?
In my last review I talked about how I didn't like what the "Fitz searches for Jemma after she was eaten by a big rock" storyline was doing to Jemma's character, reducing her to a prize to be won, now I'm going to talk about how it has changed Fitz into a right selfish dick. His quest to save Jemma has turned him into a thoroughly unlikeable character who is only obsessed with saving Jemma and nothing else, not even the well being of his friends. Did he even check on
Keeping the portal open put an enormous strain on
While I'm grateful this storyline is over and done with, I was surprised how quickly it was wrapped up. I thought we'd get to see a lot more of Jemma's adventures in space before she came home. Part of me was hoping that she'd find a way to save herself. I'm hopeful we'll get a flashback episode at some point and that this entire ordeal with have some impact on future story arcs besides forcing a Fitzsimmons romance on us. For now I want the focus back on Jemma. We've had two episodes of Fitz angst about this, it's time we found out how this has all effected Jemma. She's the one who went missing after all. Whatever happened to her the experience has clearly left her traumatised. I expect she'll be spending the next few episodes on Andrew's couch.
Ward was back and when he wasn't hosting the HYDRA version of Top Gear he was out recruiting new members with deep pockets for his leaner, meaner HYDRA. His latest is Werner Von Strucker, the playboy son of the late Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, who Ward sent to infiltrate Andrew's school as a new student. Is Ward planning to go after S.H.I.E.L.D. through their loved ones? Please, please tell me this means the writers are fully committing to Ward as a villain. I don't want to have to go through another season of them teasing a potential redemption arc just to keep the SWW brigade happy. Ward is always at his best when he is 100% villainous. Keep him that away. And then kill him off by mid-season, because the best villains are the ones who don't overstay their welcome. And how much time can Ward have left with both May and Hunter -- who are sure to be an entertaining pair -- now gunning for him?
Intel and Assets
--I'm waiting for Bobbi to call Hunter out on his overprotective bullshit. I know he's aiming for chivalry, but it is coming across as ever so slightly chauvinistic.
--James Hong was great as May's dad, William (he calls her Mellie). Can we have an episode with the entire May family please? Maybe an awkward family dinner which Coulson and
--I really liked the scene between
--You expect me to buy that Melinda May didn't find the driver who hit her father? Unless it really was Ward, she found them alright and then made sure that no one else ever would.
--As fun as it was seeing Peter MacNicol as Prof. Randolph again, I feel he could've easily been replaced by a Google search.
--May was a ice skater before she switched to martial arts.
Coulson: "This is why I got rid of all the S.H.I.E.L.D. logos on our vehicles. It's like screaming for attention."
Bobbi: "You know there's a ginormous eagle symbol on top of our jet."
Coulson: "Yeah, sometimes I can't help myself with the cool."
Bobbi: "Don't die out there."
Coulson: "And Hunter... make sure he does."
Mack: "You did good, Tremors."
Two and a half out of four bunkers under the Louvre that may or may not exist.
Mark Greig has been writing for Doux Reviews since 2011. More Mark Greig.
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