- Episode: Aftershocks (S01E011)
- Review: ★★★★☆
So this is where we left off with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The team had just goal through a major crisis with the loss of one of their own. Agent Triplett was killed in the line of duty by an incredible power that cause him to solidify and crumble into powder. The team has to deal with the aftermath of Trip’s death. Some believe Skye is to blame because she survived the event. Others think that she still the helpless Skye they trained in the beginning of the season. She remains in quarantine for most of the episode.
After the events of the last episode, Coulson needs to stop Hydra and in turn he becomes more brutal, not that we mind the bad guys get what is due to them. He also still feels like he doesn’t owe anyone explanation for his decisions. It’ll be interesting how they tie Coulson to what’s going to happen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, assuming they do. It makes sense that they would tie all this together since it was done so well during the Captain America film.
Agent Hunter and Agent Morse
First, let me say I am totally stoked that they have used Mockingbird in the series. They cast the perfect actor and it’ll be nice if they approach the Hawkeye subject at some point. Hunter and Morse become instrumental in cutting off some of the Hydra heads. It’s fantastic when they get the upper hand on Hydra.
Agents Fitz, Simmons, and MAC
Everyone here is developing their different point of views in the show. Fitz is totally annoying. I hate that he is having the issues talking and working to help SHIELD. I wonder if they’ll ever use him correctly again. Simmons spends most of her time blowing up the cave the team spent most of the first of the season in. Mac is coping with the fact that he was out of control and tried to kill all his fellow agents.
The CComic Ties
The biggest tie to the comics is the Terrigen mist. The mist changed Raina into something with spikes coming out of her skin. She is eventually saved by a character introduced in the beginning of the show. Skye also shows signs up uncontrollable telekinesis when stressed out. All this ties to the Inhumans and the movie coming out in a few years. I never imagined they would tie Shield with the Inhumans, but so far it is a perfect fit.
The episode is done really well. There’s action and tension. We hate to see the loss of an agent, but it was also nice to see that S.H.I.E.L.D. itself saw some victories. Tripp was given a proper sendoff with his team and now we’re left wondering what will happen with the rise of the Inhumans on the series.