Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1, Episode 3: “The Asset”

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Asset

The bad guys had an invisible force field that picked up the semi but had to use a track hoe to break into the trailer?  Really?  They couldn’t have used a torch or something smaller and less traceable?

Ward and Coulson go on a covert mission.  Ward is tricked out in combat clothes and gear.  Coulson wears a suit. 🙂  What would have happened to Ward’s legs/feet if he hadn’t made it all the way through before the barrier snapped back into place?

Ian Quinn:  Ok, he doesn’t like the government but is he really evil?  He didn’t shoot Skye immediately.  Would he have killed her?  Also, where did he go?  He told his goons to get the helicopter but I don’t remember seeing it take off.  Did he escape?

Still haven’t figured Skye out.  I knew she wasn’t crossing over to the dark side when she gave the team up to Quinn.  Obviously, at that point, it was the only way to get in.  But, she’s still a member of the Rising Tide.  She’s warming up to the team and things are thawing between her and Ward (a romance brewing?) but I still don’t know where her loyalties lie.

What’s the deal with Coulson not being able to get the gun chamber to open?  He made a comment about muscle memory.  If the theory about what happened to him is correct, I guess he wouldn’t have any muscle memory.  But, wouldn’t that affect his ability to fight as well?  He seemed to do pretty well last episode.

I can’t wait to get more of the back story on May.  She didn’t want Coulson going into combat but wasn’t willing to do it herself.  Then she suddenly changed her mind after the mission.  I love how badass she is and Ming Na Wen is totally kicking butt.  I just read that she will be 50 next month.  Amazing!

 

Favorite Lines:

  • “If we had a monkey, he could get in.” — Fitz
  • “And my card collection.” — Coulson
  • “I’ll be honest.  Our strategy did no take into consideration you saying that.” — Coulson

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere

To quote my friend, Toga, EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  Pretty much my feelings exactly.

Whedon!  So great to have Joss back on TV.  It’s been great seeing his success on the big screen but this is where he shines.

Coulson!  He’s alive!  There’s a mystery there.  I don’t think he was really in Tahiti.  The way he kept saying “It’s a magical place.” seems like something that was planted in his mind.  What can he never know?

Gunn and Book!  So great to see J. August Richards and Ron Glass, Whedonverse alums.  I was hoping Mike would stick around but I understand this show isn’t about the “superheroes.”

Fitz-Simmons are my favorite characters (after Coulson) so far.  They’re like twins with their own language.  They talked so fast, I couldn’t catch most of their dialogue but it all sounded like it should be in my favorite lines.

I’m undecided about Ward.  He was much more enjoyable when he was under the truth serum.  Melinda May is badass.  I want to know what happened to make her not want to be in the field anymore.  Right now, I could take or leave Skye.

Lola flies!!!

This was a pretty kick-ass pilot.  Set up all the characters.  A storyline that showed off the team’s strengths.  Cool gadgets.  Great dialogue.  Left some mystery to bring me back for more.

I squee’d when I saw the Mutant Enemy logo at the end but the stupid announcer was talking over the Grr! Arrgh!

 

Favorite Line:

  • “Sorry.  That corner was really dark and I couldn’t help myself.” — Coulson
  • “This is where they make the red tape, isn’t it?” — Coulson
  • “Gramzy?” — Ward

 

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC