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If You Haven't Been Watching Agents Of SHIELD, You've Cheated Yourself

Last night’s episode of Agents of SHIELD was a terrific action movie, a major gamechanger for the TV show, and a prelude to Avengers: Age of Ultron, all rolled into one. But it was also a huge present to those of us who’ve been watching the show since the beginning, proving that it was all worthwhile. Spoilers ahead... » 4/29/15 9:16am 4/29/15 9:16am

It's Official: Melinda May Just Became The Star Of Agents Of SHIELD

Since its first episode, Agents of SHIELD has circled around the problem of how to deal with superhumans. At times, the show has felt like a regular spy adventure — but it's always come back to the problem of extraordinary abilities. Rarely, though, has the show's take on the issue felt as fresh as it did last night. » 4/15/15 8:30am 4/15/15 8:30am

Not All The Agents of SHIELD Drew The Same Lessons From Hydra's Victory

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty fascinating, and not just because it revealed the origins of the current disagreement. We got another look at the huge turning point for SHIELD — and we saw what other people learned from it. What does SHIELD stand for, and what should it be after Hydra? Spoilers… » 4/01/15 8:30am 4/01/15 8:30am

Agents of SHIELD Is Full Of Shattered Identities And Torn Relationships

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD delved a lot deeper into one of the main themes of season two: People who have lost themselves, or had their identities wrecked, and the absolutely terrible relationships they find themselves in. And it turns out dealing with people who aren't true to themselves carries a high… » 3/25/15 8:30am 3/25/15 8:30am

Agents Of SHIELD Doesn't Keep Us Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

After the relatively fast pace of Agent Carter, I was sort of prepared for Agents of SHIELD to be a bit more leisurely, stringing us along in between big reveals and character turns. Which made last night's "Who You Really Are" a pleasant surprise, given how much stuff transpired. Spoilers ahead... » 3/11/15 8:30am 3/11/15 8:30am

At Last We Learn The Meaning Of Agents Of SHIELD's Mysterious Writing

Last night's Agents of SHIELD pushed Agent Coulson to the very edge of his sanity, and made us (and some of his subordinates) question whether he was finally going bonkers due to the Kree blood in his system. And then... we got a startling, clever solution to the "alien writing" riddle. Spoilers ahead... » 11/12/14 3:21pm 11/12/14 3:21pm

The Latest Agents Of SHIELD's Comedy Conceals A Deep Layer Of Darkness

On the surface, last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was about "facing reality" — something both Coulson and Fitz were grappling with. But on a deeper level, the (super funny) episode was about how the two men are both severely damaged. And the question of how far you can trust yourself, much less your friends. » 10/15/14 8:30am 10/15/14 8:30am

We Only Thought Agents Of SHIELD Was Twisting The Knife Before

Things have been getting darker and bleaker on Agents of SHIELD ever since the big revelations in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And the season premiere contained a couple huge gut-punches. But it turned out the show was just getting started, and last night was basically one long kick in the teeth. Spoilers… » 10/08/14 8:30am 10/08/14 8:30am

Did Skye Just Become The Biggest Badass On Agents Of SHIELD?

Truly, this is a time of miracles. First Ward, who was so boring he actually made fun of himself for being boring, became the most fascinating character. And now Skye, whom the show had to keep telling us was awesome, is suddenly being a total straight-up badass. Meanwhile, Coulson continues to suffer. Yay. » 4/30/14 12:07pm 4/30/14 12:07pm

Coulson's team are the only competent people on Agents of SHIELD

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty solidly entertaining — and all of the members of Coulson's gang of misfits were both likable and good at their jobs. Unfortunately, their hyper-competence comes at the expense of the rest of their organization, which comes out looking kind of weak. » 1/15/14 12:07pm 1/15/14 12:07pm