Returning Characters:

  • Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg)
  • Skye (Chloe Bennet)
  • Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen)
  • Grant Ward (Brett Dalton)
  • Leopold Fitz (Iain De Caestecker)
  • Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge)

In what is actually a rather creepy SHIELD episode, the gang face off against a poor girl who seems to have developed telekinetic powers as a result of a particle accelerator explosion, but instead is actually being harassed by an immature worker with a crush.

I got to hand it to the writing team, I was fully misled on the telekinetic powers at first. This show is rather cliché, and this episode takes advantage of that by presenting a character that survived a particle accelerator. That’s like, superpowers 101. But instead, a demon (read: man trapped inside another dimension) was a neat little twist, and then setting up like the man hated her, but instead was in love with her just to stack up the twists. Like I’ve said before, twists are this show’s forte – and this episode is a good introduction to that theme.

I wasn’t sure I liked Skye’s sudden disapproval of everything May did this episode. I never once disagreed with May and just found Skye really annoying. I wasn’t really sure what the writers were going with, but I just didn’t like Skye at all this episode.

In terms of positives, however, FitzSimmons’ little mission to prank Skye was hilarious. Their description of why Agent May is colloquially named The Calvalry, was just brilliant.  Even the real description from Ward about that was brilliant actually. May seems like a character with a dark, dark past and, like Ward in the previous episode, it was good to see that expanded on.


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