Television: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Ye Who Enter Here"

Once again, I was only half paying attention. This show doesn't seem to require a whole lot of thought or focus. I don't know if that's a good thing (popcorn entertainment) or a bad one (won't matter if I miss a few episodes).

I think the opening dream sequence turned me off right away. Ugh. Skye dream remembering something about the time she was a baby? Really?

Meanwhile, Raina is saved from Whitehall's men by one of the Patton Oswalds. We're just going to call them all that from now on; there's really little point in learning their names. He's apparently the result of some S.H.I.E.L.D. cloning experiment (no, I don't think they said that—but then again, I wasn't really listening—it's just in my head). So then Raina bonds with Skye, except then Hydra comes and takes both Raina and Skye. The episode ends with Whitehall ordering the bus to be shot down, but with so many main characters aboard, I'm willing to guess it'll all be okay.

That was one plot line. Another had to do with Coulson, Fitz, Simmons, Mac, and Bobbi going to the city they spent all that time making maps of. And of course bad things happen and Mac goes kind of crazy.

There is also some Fitz/Simmons awkward tension.

And Agent 33 is stuck with May's face after their last fight, only she has a big gouge on her left side. That's how we can tell them apart, I guess, though you'd think Hydra probably has the resources to at least do a little cosmetic surgery.

That's about all I gleaned from the episode. I probably missed a lot, but I don't feel compelled to go watch it again or anything. This "meh" feeling can't be what the show wants viewers to have. And there have been episodes I've enjoyed and been engaged in. So either I was simply not in the right frame of mind, or this episode fell a bit short.

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