3.26.2015

Television: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Love in the Time of Hydra"

So Lt. Castillo (yeah, okay, most of you know him from Battlestar Galactica, and I'm showing my age here, but he'll always be Lt. Castillo to me) is out to get Coulson. And Mac and Bobbi are helping him do it. But Hunter refuses to play that.

Oh, and remember Grant Ward? That whole thing? He and his Agent 33 sidekick infiltrate Talbott's office to get Bakshi for themselves so they can get their vengeance on.

Well, first they get 33's face fixed. Kind of. She can scan up to three facial images and use the mask that's stuck to her face to look like those people. Thing is . . . shouldn't she only be able to change her face? But because they have to use different actors for each "face" change, apparently her body changes too. Hmm.

It's a small thing. Nitpicky. But whatever.

Meanwhile, Coulson semés Skye in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere. (Back home, "semé" is the word you use for abandoning someone—taking them out into the middle of nowhere and leaving them there. Which makes you wonder why we have a word for it, but there you go. The actual word means "to plant or sow" I believe.) Simmons has made Skye some special gloves that are supposed to help keep Skye from continuing to inflict fractures on her own bones when she tries to control the quakes. Meanwhile, Fitz points out to Simmons that she's the one who has changed the most in that she's distancing herself from people—once close friends—who have changed.

In all, not a terribly compelling episode. More like moving pieces around the board. Hopefully that will result in more interesting things to come.