Coulson: “We have to fight on for him, for those we’ve lost. We have to take risks, so the sacrifices we made were not made in vain, and then we’ll disappear.”
“Shadows” is the September 23 season two premiere episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Warning: this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. CT on ABC (KTRK).
The vibe is definitely different with Coulson as director. For one, he doesn’t really mingle with the team. It’s no longer the close group of agents who don’t care about the rules. It feels weird. Part of what was great about season one is the team dynamic. Now they aren’t as close, well for the most part. Skye and May have bonded, which is great. Hopefully this distant team dynamic will be gone soon.
There are some newbies thrown in. Yes, thrown, because all of a sudden they are there. It’s difficult to catch names. The one thing that is clear is that Lance Hunter is a mercenary who only cares about money. This comes back into play when he defies Coulson’s orders and takes Hartley to get medical attention, although how did he think a hospital would help her? Other than that, it is difficult to get a read on any of the new guys.
Fitz is alive, but he isn’t quite himself. It’s understandable. Watching him struggle to piece together what he wants to say is heartbreaking. The writers show him searching for words, but that’s about it. If he is struggling with word choice, it isn’t a leap to think that maybe he has lost some of his science knowledge as well. It would be interesting to see Fitz working with someone else to have a comparison of how he is doing.
Now for the heartbreaking twist. Simmons left. The writers did a fantastic job with this twist. There isn’t a moment where it seems like Simmons is being ignored or Fitz is talking to someone who isn’t there. Hopefully at some point the team will either run into Simmons or she will call for a Fitz check in. Any theories on where Simmons is currently?
Wait, now what is left to talk about? Oh that’s right, Ward in his creepy yet attractive beard. Seriously, how does he pull that off? Ward is different. He shares things, like the violent period he went through after being captured. Also, he is all about helping. Ward is barely recognizable. Any trait that viewers of season one would associate him with, aren’t really there. Now the writers will have to work hard in defining him. What kind of man is he post-Garrett brainwashing?
What did you think of the series premiere? Is your heart broken? Do you think that May knows about Coulson’s creepy wall scratches that he made at the end of last season? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.