What sets television shows apart from others is the unexpected. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after a very long burn has finally pulled off the unexpected and in a way that is truly inventive. Not only have then been able to pull off a Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover, they did it in a way that doesn’t feel like a 1-off episode. And then they pull off the truly unexpected, they make it a game changer episode.
With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look, where they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most dangerous secrets — secrets that could destroy them all, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
Guest starring are Bill Paxton as Agent Garrett, David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Ruth Negga as Raina, B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett, Adrian Pasdar as Col. Talbot, Patton Oswalt as Koenig, Patrick Brennan as Marcus Daniels, Rich Paul as Agent #1, Bayardo De Murguia as Agent #2, Jeffrey Muller as Agent Kaminsky, Alysha Del Valle as ABC reporter and Ramon Hilario as barber.
”Providence” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Milan Cheylov.
Let’s first talk about the crossover event. At the end of Captain America: The Winter Solder, (SPOILER ALERT) we find that Hydra has infiltrated much of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now on S.H.I.E.L.D., we’ve been working our way through the Clairevoyant storyline which began in December and in the last episode, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” we also discover that Hydra has taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. I’m just shocked that they were able to crossover with Captain America and know that this was planned a long time ago.
Now the game changer, where we find that Agent Ward is a Hydra agent and has been since the very beginning of the series. S.H.I.E.L.D. is now a very different show. Coulson and crew are on the run. S.H.I.E.L.D. is now trying root out Hydra elements and answer the question if there ever will be a S.H.I.E.L.D. again.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is now the show to watch and has elevated itself to the level of 24, something they couldn’t/didn’t do when the series premiere in the fall.
Let’s also call out that Patton Oswald has joined the show for a few episode and Cobie Smulders will appear at the end of April. S.H.I.E.L.D. is now must see TV.