Television: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Who You Really Are"

Lots of people with amnesia. Not very exciting, really. But at least they didn't drag out Skye's secret for too long. (I'm going to keep calling her Skye, since that's more or less how they've established her.)

Lady Sif turns up but can't remember who she is, only knows she must find "Cava." At first her accent made everyone think she was looking for "Carver" or something (and by "everyone" I mean "me"). But then Coulson et al. hear she's being held in Portugal, and they go pick her up, and Coulson conveniently remembers Sif was looking for someone before, and so maybe she's still doing that?

I don't know. Whatever.

The "key" Sif seeks is another alien who is on Earth looking for, basically, Skye and/or any other people who evolved. Skye is able to sort of pass it off that he must be looking for Raina, but since she keeps causing earthquakes, it becomes impossible to continue hiding the fact that she's mutated.

Then comes the big discussion of whether Skye should be allowed to stay with Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. since it's really dangerous to have her around. But of course Sif eventually relents, and they make the key guy forget, and all go on their merry ways.

Oh, but Simmons does confront Fitz over not being forthright about Skye's DNA tests, and when Fitz tells her it was because Simmons was on a kill-them-all kick, she says, "Skye's different! She's a friend!" And Fitz points out that he was her friend, but when he changed, she ran away and began treating him differently, too. So that round goes to Fitz.

And then something is going on with Mac and Bobbi—not affair like, more secret conspiracy like—and when Hunter demands Mac tell him what's up, Mac . . . strangles him to death? (I'm totally assuming Hunter is dead there, but shows like these have not a great track record in dead people staying dead, so . . .) This was possibly the most interesting thing to happen in the entire episode, and it was, like, the last minute of show.

It was a passable episode. It set up a few things, and sometimes you need episodes like that. And every now and then you need something lighter and a little funnier, too. I do think S.H.I.E.L.D. could do with a few more of those.

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