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Last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. basically spent the last 10 minutes of the episode teasing Avengers: Age of Ultron, from Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) passing along the discovery of Baron von Strucker’s secret base to Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to Raina’s (Ruth Negga) vision of metal death raining from the sky. This is not a new development, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was teased in the S.H.I.E.L.D. episode aired immediately before its release, and everyone agrees that the overall effect on the show was positive. Will lightning strike twice? Will the fallout from Ultron mean another shake-up for S.H.I.E.L.D.? We will likely find out tomorrow night, as one Marvel executive seems to confirm that fans should stay tuned. (more…)

Joss Whedon Has Coulson Resurrection Regrets


One of the most poignant moments of 2012’s The Avengers was when everyman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg was killed in action while trying to stop Loki’s escape. It’s pivitol because Coulson’s death glavanized the team to put aside their own damage and fight the good fight to defeat Loki and his alien army; it was a bittersweet moment, but it defined what it mean to be an Avenger. And then ABC was looking to make a series called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and it needed an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. to lead them, so Gregg got the call and Coulson came back from the dead. Naturally, the guy that killed Coulson in the first place, wasn’t pleased. (more…)


The first half of ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ season one was crap. It was like watching paint dry with the hopes that the dried paint would be awesome. Then ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ happened. It changed the entire game for our spy friends, making them pariahs on the lam. Being hunted by Hydra was the fresh injection the show so desperately needed to stay above water. Still riding that storyline through season 2, the show has no movie plot to adjust its course. But AOS wasn’t out of marketing ideas just yet ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ is still several months away, but that didn’t stop ‘Agents’ from using the film’s hype to entice more viewers. And we totally fell for it. (more…)


While many fans might argue that there haven’t been enough Avengers cameos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s impossible to argue that Marvel is keeping their Cinematic Universe and Television Universes separate. Captain America: The Winter Soldier blew up Agent Coulson’s world right in front of him. Now it’s time for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to return the favor by airing the first trailer for director Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron during next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. (more…)


The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its cohesion with television and film has its fine line, sure. But it’s also very impressive in how it manages to represent their coexistence effectively. Whether it’s making a TV star out of Agent Coulson, who was once just relegated to cameos, or dropping Sif or Maria Hill into episodes of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, we’re always reminded that the worlds do collide in harmony. Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t beat it with an Infinity Stone, I always say. And because Marvel listens to me (huh??) let’s be prepared for an interesting appearance in the new season of ‘Agents.’ And by interesting, I mean retro. If you guessed Captain America, you’d be wrong. Close…but wrong. (more…)


What does the team do now, when they are put against a megacorporation and Hydra, and they only have each other to rely on? Why exactly does Grant Ward feel that he owes everything to John Garrett? These are the question posed in the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but do the answers amp up the show’s momentum in time for the season finale? (more…)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review- 20- Nothing Personal

“If I come out, are you gonna shoot me? Because then I won’t come out.”

Cobie Smulders returns as Maria Hill, and things continue to get worse for the former Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Question’s get answered, loyalties are tested, and massive secrets are revealed… but does the show maintain its run of excellence as we head into the finale? (more…)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review- 19- The Only Light in the Darkness

Still feeling the aftershocks of “Turn, Turn, Turn”, we finally meet Coulson’s cellist ex-girlfriend—but not before she’s in imminent danger. Having been let free from captivity during Garrett and Ward’s raid of The Fridge, a powerful villain with deadly powers goes on a war path that puts Phil’s one true love at risk. (more…)


“Not agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., just agents of… nothing”

With last week’s episode showing that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can hold the weight of being the MCU tie-in that we all wanted it to be, this episode asked the question of “Can they keep it up?”  While the answer to that may have been obvious to most viewers, we’ve definitely got an idea of what we can expect from here on out. (more…)