Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TV REVIEW: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Episode 3, Season 3)



This week on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." we return to the conflict between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the newly formed ATCU. The ATCU is grabbing all the Inhumans there because they believe they pose a threat to the world, while S.H.I.E.L.D. is trying to help them control their powers. This week S.H.I.E.L.D. and ATCU quasi worked together to find Lincoln. Daisy really wants to find Lincoln, and it looks like Daisy will be getting a brand new love story for the show. Yep, Lincoln and Daisy had a nice smooch near the end of tonight's episode, and it will be nice to watch her find new love after the fallout of Grant Ward. Though the tone of the episode pointed out that Coulson may not be so interested in pursuing a team of Inhumans for S.H.I.E.L.D. which makes me kind of sad, I want to see the Secret Warriors!!!

The other half of the episode focused on Lance Hunter, who finally got Melinda May to help him track down and kill Ward. He goes to bar that is secretly recruiting for the new HYDRA Ward is putting together, and the person behind is none other than Dan Feuerriegel. Who, most of you are wondering? Did anybody catch "Spartacus" on Starz? If you didn't you need to Netflix it pronto because its one of the best shows of the last five years. I loved seeing Dan Feuerriegel on here and it was a great performance. I hope to God that this isn't the last time we see him, because I love the mini-Spartacus reunion this show has been offering (TAKE THAT ARROW AND FLASH!). But by the end, Lance is inside HYDRA, growing closer and closer to Ward. This is getting very exciting.

This episodes true champion was Luke Mitchell, who plays Lincoln. He's really been standing out recently. This episode was his on paper, and Luke Mitchell took that and ran with it. Mitchell is creating an outstanding presence on this show, and I can't wait to see how his character develops more on the show. Very good work, Mr. Mitchell, I hope there is plenty more to come.

I still really dig the new direction the show is taking, even if it is taking babysteps. For example, I love the HYDRA element even though they are not the big bad of the show. I remain curious about Jemma and exactly what happened to her on the other side of the universe. Its briefly touched on here, but what does get said about it should lead to a fun story thread. I like all the spy type stuff still going on, even if the show is carving up a somewhat new identity. The best shows out there sometimes adapt, and nobody wants a circular plot, so I applaud this newer direction the show is taking.

What did everyone else think?

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