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Reaction: Agents of Shield 2.02
Because my life sucks, I only just now had a chance to watch the second episode of season 2 of Agents of Shield. In case anyone is interested in my thoughts about it, here they are.

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-I like Hunter. I'm glad he's staying on. But... Lance Hunter? Really? Did he pick the name himself when he was ten? I'm guessing he's probably from the comics with a name like that.

-I cannot for love or money figure out what the name of the new character who is now talking to Fitz is. I have obviously missed it. But I kind of love him. He's a mechanic to the science team. Hands for the brains.

-Jemma Simmons, I trust you are doing something damned big and important with your time while you are off somewhere other than with your injured BFF and your team. If you aren't, we are going to have serious words, young lady.

-The Oh Fitz factor was nearly in balance with the Oh Coulson factor this episode. *wraps them both up in blankets and feeds them soup*

-I like Talbot. He's an asshole, but he really thinks he's doing the right thing, and he's sticking with his principles even while being a pig-headed idiot. It's a funny sort of adversarial relationship for Coulson and his team, and I'm really liking it. I doubt anyone would ever have seen that 2 million though.

-Fury's Toolbox display is FRIGGING AWESOME and I want it.

-I'm going to assume someone else out there is taking on that blatant fic prompt of Coulson trying yoga and discovering he's "really not flexible".

-Fitz's face when (arg what is his name, the new guy) directly addressed Simmons not actually being there. OW. Also looking like some development on that front, but with the new guy helping Fitz communicate, that could be a big assist in Fitz's healing process.

-"Shield is my life now." *smishes Skye*

-Raina! Back, still on her own agenda, and still using every situation to her own advantage.

-"He started carving his vision-"/Coulson: *takes call off speaker* Hee! Nearly had a great big reveal party there for Coulson's little problem.

-"You read my mind, Agent Coulson." Is it just me, or was that Raina making a kind of burn comment comparing Coulson to Garrett AKA the Clairvoyant?

-I love that I kept second-guessing myself on Hunter's intent and motivations all through this. Kind of wondering how the shooting of May and Skye didn't carry over the open comm channel, but given how quick Coulson got there with the modified Overkill device, maybe it did.

-"Once we have the obelisk, you will be taken care of," and "Compliance will be rewarded." Why does anyone ever believe a group like Hydra means good things when they say stuff like this?

-I AM SO GLAD COULSON TOLD MAY ABOUT HIS PROBLEM. Though he should really tell Skye too, since theoretically she should be undergoing the same effect, except she isn't, so maybe they're just monitoring her and checking on her by getting her to look at all the symbols. (Which were also seen as circuit diagrams in an early episode, Eye Spy, which is interesting.) But she's got to eventually wonder where the new photos keep coming from, and if the shots that include Coulson's hands make it into the mix, they are not going to be keeping it all a secret from her for much longer.

-I was wondering how Raina got the obelisk standing up, but then she picked it up and LIGHTS and lack of death, so I guess that confirms she's some form of 084 as well? Skye's father is also looking far less overall oozy and drippy than I thought he would.

-INVISIBLE BUS! INVISIBUS! \o/ AND THEY KEPT THE QUINJET! And Coulson totally bluffed the crap out of Talbot. LOVE THIS. MORE FRENEMY CAT AND MOUSING PLEASE.

Really liking the season so far, lots of setup for interesting developments, hoping there's some kind of touching base for what's going on with non-head!Jemma soon.



I may yet start doing reaction posts of some kind for this show, depending on how the life suck versus squee power battle goes. Big complex things are not possible right now though, and life suck is showing every sign of intensifying over the next long while.

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theatervine From: theatervine Date: October 5th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup. Lance is the head of STRIKE, the UK version of SHIELD, or will be..
And I love the Coulson/Talbot dynamic because they are so much alike!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 6th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Eek. I should have mentioned that I didn't Google for Lance myself because I was avoiding finding out anything about him outside of the TV series as it happens.

Very true about Coulson and Talbot. Not sure if we'll ever see them willingly working together toward a common goal, but they'd be unstoppable. :-)
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: October 5th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it just me, or was that Raina making a kind of burn comment comparing Coulson to Garrett AKA the Clairvoyant?
It's not just you! It's me too. It's gotta be deliberate; it would be a shame if it weren't!

I too was tremendously relieved that May is in on Coulson's secret.

Mac is the new guy's name; it took me almost all episode to get it! I think they kept saying it, but I kept losing it because it's only one syllable. And because sometimes, I remember names for about .5 seconds before forgetting them again.

I am excited and enjoying the new season too.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 6th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
MacFitz? FitzMac? Just doesn't have the same ring (and is also kind of redundant, isn't it?) Mac seems awesome, but given this is a Joss show, he's probably going to be evil or dead by the mid season hiatus. And they really do need to address what's going on with Simmons soon.
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: October 6th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I think we'll see Simmons soon.

I was hoping to keep Mac! It's not entirely a Joss show—I thought the other two creators were supposed to be more heavily involved.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 6th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
It's Joss's brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen though, and they seem to have a similar habit about characters, since I think they were mostly in charge last year and look at what happened to Ward and Fitz.

I do hope they keep Mac too though, he's awesome and seems like the 'glue' sort of character that's going to hold some of the team's aspects together as the rebuilding of Shield brings in new and potentially destabilizing stresses on top of the internal stresses already at play.
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: October 6th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
still haven't seen the end of Season 1 though I have it on order from HMV and will get it soon.
Not watching any of season 2 till then but did start watching The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo last night :)
Vincent Price stars!
hugs
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: October 6th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I really think you'll find there's some references in many episodes you'll get more out of in this series than I do, with your extensive comics background.

Edited at 2014-10-06 03:02 am (UTC)
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