May 7, 2014 at 7:56 am #185622
Grant Ward is the Torchwood’s Suzie Costello of S.H.I.E.L.D. as he is a traitor within their midst.
Making a brief appearance is Adrian Pasdar and this is not the first time that he has appeared in a Marvel production as he previously voiced Iron Man in animated shows including the anime series of Iron Man.
With his appearance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Pasdar plays a different character as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is connected with the Marvel Cinematic Universe where Iron Man has been played by Robert Downey Jr.
It would have been interesting if Pasdar had been able to play Iron Man in a live action performance here in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Having said that if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s long-term future is secured it perhaps should not be ruled out the possibility of Downey reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In hindsight it perhaps should not be surprising that Garrett wasn’t the Clairvoyant. Somehow that revelation of him being the Clairvoyant was delivered way too easily.
The agents discovers the secret base Providence run by Agent Eric Koenig (Patton Oswalt) and he was sure a jolly character.
The Only Light In The Darkness:
The highlight of this episode for me as a Doctor Who fan was the TARDIS getting mentioned by Simmons.
In fact the TARDIS did make an appearance in an earlier Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 1.7 The Hub:
While still on the subject of Doctor Who, the name of this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looks similar to the Big Finish 50th anniversary Doctor Who story The Light at the End which was released just mere months before this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Whether the similarity between the Big Finish Doctor Who story and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode titles is a coincidence really depends whether the love of Doctor Who from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. production extends to the Big Finish Doctor Who stories.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode title refers to Coulson’s former lover Audrey Nathan played by Amy Acker. Amy Acker is the second Angel alum to appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after J August Richards as Peterson/Deathlok in earlier episodes.
Quite a tragedy that Ward kills Agent Koenig.
Interesting on who May intends to see as revealed at the end of the episode.May 9, 2014 at 8:41 am #185702
Antepenultimate episode of the series/season.
Directed by Billy Gierhart.
Quite a thrilling sequence with Coulson rescuing Skye and them getting on Lola especially the way they went down to the ground.
Quite a revelation when Coulson and May discover an old video file from Coulson himself in his report on T.A.H.I.T.I.
Penultimate episode of the series/season.
Flashbacks from when Garrett had recruited Ward beginning with the former getting the latter out of juvie.
These flashbacks did not in any way make me have any sympathies for Ward.
Quite amusing seeing Coulson and May emulating Fitz and Simmons in their appearance when infiltrating Cybertek.
Also amusing when Coulson and May decided to take an entire file cabinet out of Cybertek.
Oh no when Fitz and Simmons are in a locked room when Ward dumps it with them into the sea.
Meanwhile Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a second season.May 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm #185963
Beginning of the End:
Season 1 finale and therefore contrary to the episode title this was the end of the end of the first season.
So funny when May came out of nowhere to attack Ward.
Samuel L Jackson pops up here as Nick Fury and a good follow-up to what recently happened to him in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Skye gives Ace a Hulk action figure. Rather than a general reference to Hulk I wonder if this is specifically a reference to him having his own band of agents in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. In fact just like Ace’s father is Deathlok, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. has an episode that is about another Deathlok.
Very amusing seeing Garrett coming back from the dead only for him to be blasted by Coulson.
Surprised to see Billy Koenig, the twin brother of the late Eric.
Guess it was inevitable that Skye’s father would pop up here.
Wonder what Coulson was writing on that wall.August 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm #189432
Kyle McLachlan will have a recurring role in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.September 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm #191908
Season 2 opener.
Nice appearance from Hayley Atwell as she reprises her role as Agent Carter in what is obviously as a precursor to her own upcoming series with bores her character’s name.
Also appearing is Lucy Lawless as Agent Isabelle Hartley but sadly this seems to be her only appearance in the series as she seems to have gotten killed at the near end of the episode.
Pity about Fitz who seems to have trouble adjusting in the aftermath of events at the end of the previous season.
Idaho was sure a terrifying villain and what a surprise on who turns up at the end of the episode.October 6, 2014 at 1:01 am #192258
Heavy Is The Head:
Season 2, Episode 2.
In retrospect it should not be a surprise that Hunter may that double-cross on S.H.I.E.L.D. and yet Coulson still wants him to have a place in it.
Quite intriguing that scene of Raina meeting with an unnamed character played by Kyle McLachlan with the latter mentioning his daughter.
Quite impressive last scene with that meeting between Coulson and Talbot and what the former showed the latter.
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