Television: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "One Door Closes"

I'm behind on my television thanks to a bout of pneumonia coupled with being very busy with actual writing work. (I'm pretty sure one instigated the other, but it's a chicken/egg kind of thing.)

So—and pardon my cough medicine-induced haze that may have skewed my ability to follow along—this episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured a fair amount of flashback showing how Bobbi and Mac allied themselves with Lt. Castillo Robert after the Hydra attack brought S.H.I.E.L.D. down. I guess the writers feel it's important for us to understand the loyalties involved so that Bobbi and Mac don't become unsympathetic characters. You know, in case the writers want to use them later as people we still like. I do like Mac, but I've never liked Bobbi, so . . . ::shrug::

Anyway, in present day, Coulson has Mac pegged, but is too slow on the uptake to stop Bobbi taking Fury's toolbox from his office (insert extended May-Bobbi fight here). Really, May should have been smart enough to shoot first rather than give Bobbi any chance to get away. Didn't end up mattering in any case, though, since Robert and his team busted in on things, and demanded (a) Simmons help patch Mac's wounds, and (b) Coulson open the box. Did he? The only result we saw (that I can remember, but again: codeine) was Coulson at a beach bar where he met up with Hunter. (Tahiti?)

Meanwhile, Skye is visited by three ghosts Gordon/Reader, and she tries the gloves, and she makes water spiral, and she's attacked by a team led by Bobbi but gets Gordon to teleport her out after causing another big earthquake. That pretty much sums up her night.

So . . . yeah. It is what it is, and Skye connecting with Gordon has the potential to become interesting. The rest of it, yawn, politics.

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