Ming-Na Wren

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“We have to live with the choices we make, but sometimes we have to die with them too.”

The crew’s plane got wrecked last week, but was Agent Coulson and the team able to get back on course after last week’s holding pattern? Well, after 2 Pilots (last flying pun, promise), it looks like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may finally be underway. This week, we finally get to see what this show is capable of. We ditch the team building activities, and move on to an actual plot that, if we’re lucky, may just carry out over the course of the next few episodes.

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Welcome to Level 7.

Well, the first episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is now in the books, and it made sure to start with a bang. Even though the majority of tonight’s episode has already been shown through various teasers and previews over these last few months, there’s still a lot that we hadn’t seen yet, and it all left me wanting more.

As S.H.I.E.L.D. opens, we find ourselves in a post-Battle of New York world. Superheroes are idolized and an accepted part of “the new world,” as Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) puts it. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is back, and good as new after faking his death and taking a few months in Tahiti, but it seems there’s a bit more to Coulson’s “death” than even he has the privilege of knowing.

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