Let me put a big ol’ WARNING SPOILER ALERT to start;
Season 1 of ABC’s & Marvels “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” came to a close last night with the aplty named show title “The Beginning of the End”. I must say that this is one of my top 3 shows, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead my other two. And I couldn’t of been more entertained. I love the one-liners, I love the cheesetacticness (ya, I just used that word) of it, and I love how it goes with all of the timelines of all the Avengers movies. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D just carries the themes from the movies, and I like that.
Last nights season finale sets up a lot for future plots, but doesn’t really close much. The two big ones being it left open what Project T.A.H.I.T.I. is and it left open Mike Peterson (how is he to survive without the “refuel”). These two things, I think they should of closed up. They have kinda been played out by now. Then, there is also the countless little sub-plots that weren’t closed either. Love interests anyone?
Anyways, the episode starts out with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the gang and a big fight in Cuba. Without explaining the entire fight, did anyone else think that May (Ming-Na Wen) took over the Asgardian Beserker Staff waaaay to easily? After kicking ass with it, she just throws it away. After an entire episode was dedicated to this single staff, she just throws it away. I guess a future episode in seasons to come may come back to the staff and how some person found it.
Garrett (Bill Paxton) goes crazy (a known side effect of the GH-235) at an accelerated pace, probably because it wasn’t the original “serum” but a synthisized one. He starts drawing some crazy stuff on a window of lines and bubbles and the like, and Ward (Brett Dalton) is starting to question what he is doing. The show continues to go down the “Ward is weak because he has feelings” line which leads me to believe that in future episodes that he may change to be “better”.
Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trapped in the ocean in the escape pod. Fitz did what he does, and made a beacon out of nothing to send out a signal for help while Simmons was passed out. After some awkward “We’re going to die down here” sappiness, Simmons looks out the window and, as they always do, they come up with a way out of the sealed pod. OH WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! Fitz FINALLY tells Simmons how he feels, in a round about way I might add, because there is only enough air for 1 person on the way up, and he tells her to take it. Good on him, except, I think he is to far into the friend zone, but we will see. Simmons somehow swims with Fitz up to the surface and who is there to save the day? None other than the big guy himself. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) back from the dead.
Raina (Ruth Negga)….oh Raina. Does anyone else absolutely despise her? I guess she is a great actress because she’s playing the part well. Raina’s character feels like she’s being built up to something bigger. Maybe something in the movies? There is just so much obscurity to her that I think her character will last a long time. And her question to Garrett when he has become “enlightened”, “what will I become”, just adds more to it. Why does Raina know Skye’s parents? Who and what was the bloody mess at the end other than knowing its Skye’s parent? (Without going into Marvel comic history, as we all know things change from the old comics so they are unreliable now) We will just have to see!
And the big story out of the whole episode, well, to me that is. Director Fury not only saves Coulson ass from Garrett with a BFG (Big F***ing Gun), He hands over the toolbox of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Coulson to rebuild it. A new start. From scratch. All this to place next season in another super secret underground base. So we now get to call Agent Coulson, Director Coulson.
So now, we have Director Coulson leading the way forward. Great! Except one thing, the show ends with Coulson carving the same craziness on the wall that Garrett did earlier in the show. Has the craziness factor finally caught up to Coulson? We will have to wait and see. All I can say, is I am looking forward to it and how it plays out.
So did you watch it? What did you think? Leave you comments below! If you haven’t watched it, here is the trailer (dunno why you read this then).