Taking over the World!
- Aug 16, 2005
Hot on the trail of the Clairvoyant, Coulson and his team board a mystery train that seems to be headed for certain death.
Another fantastic episode! I'm really starting to get hooked in now, the last few episodes have really stepped up.
I liked the set up for the episode, at first I was a bit disappointed with such an over used technique of that overlapping multiple time lines thing, but once we realised it was cuz the grenades effectively "stopped time" for the people who got hit (though why aren't the bad guys just using real grenades?) It worked well.
Grant really grew on me this episode. He's been most least favourite character so far, but the holo-table scene was hilarious.
Were they trying to set up a Coulson/May/Ward triangle-jealousy situation? I really hope I got that wrong, but those scenes were Ward was watching them, and then being short with May, and basically blaming Coulson for Skyes injuries, kinda seemed to suggest it, right?
I hope they dont go down that route.
I loved seeing Fitz and Skye paired together, they were great.
Simmons and Coulsons "undercover" bit was so funny, the amount of information in Simmons back story was fantastic and the bit where she yelled at her "dad" for all the prostitutes was just brilliant.
Could have done without the Stand Lee cameo, I know that's like geek sacrilege, but the cameos always ruin the flow of the movies for me, they should just give him a non-speaking background role, or under heavy make-up to make spotting him a challenge, rather then effectively having him come on screen wearing a vibrant green CAMEO t-shirt. It always throws off the flow.
The show has now gotten through another bad guy, Quinn, and moved onto Mike. They need to stop building up these bad guy, only to have them taken down in the blink of an eye, it's making the bad guys way less threatening.
When Quinn shot Skye the first time, I was like 'meh', the rest of the gang will be here in a minuet, but when he shot her the second time, it took me by surprise, I actually felt like Skye was in danger, it is a Whedonverse show after all, so I found that quite gripping. I also thought maybe her powers would start to manifest, and even though it was just a straight forward 'the gang get to her in time' it was cool that there was enough possibilities of what could happen that it made that really interesting to watch, anyone else feel that?
Announcing Mike was Deathlok before the episode really ruined the whole after credits scene, I would have much rather they kept that a secret, if it had leaked that's one thing, but to announce it makes no sense. Though him getting his leg was cool, I think we should have seen maybe 1 more episode with Mike earlier in the season, I dont really care about him as Mike.