Taking over the World!
- Aug 16, 2005
When Coulson and his team are attacked by Lorelei"”a deadly seductress who escaped from Asgard"”Thor's Lady Sif, her longtime nemesis, steps in to try to save them.
How is this show taking ANOTHER break next week!
Anyway, this episode was awesome! I thought there was a couple of issues with direction, the episode didn't flow and there was a lot of clunky parts.
But the story was fantastic! This was more like the episode I was expecting from the promised Thor episode from a few months ago.
I hope there are more like these, but they only need like 2/3 a season.
It was great to see more of Sif, who was always a stand out on Thor, and it was great the see the show venture into the the mystical sci-fi, the group is so based in science in the world were there is a lot more to explore.
I loved all the cross over bits like Lorelei was freed during the breakout in Thor 2, and when Sif mentions that Odin wanted Lorelei returned alive, and since we know from Thor 2 that Loki has replaced Odin I can't wait to see what that is up about, and I love that we don't know if that will be something in the show, or it could be something in Thor 3! I always loved when TV shows do crossovers, but the Marvelverse crossovers are just so damn cool, cuz they just seem so much bigger.
Ward and May were such a drag this episode though, they are my least favourite characters, but having May be upset that Ward slept with Lorelei was a really bad choice. It would have been better to do it the other way round as I actually believed May when she said it wouldn't be a problem, and I thought Ward was going to have the problem. Having May be the tough-exterior female character, who secretly pines for the guy, kinda undermines how the character was set up. I wish the show would stay away from relationships, it needs to take on more of it's procedural elements in the relationship parts and have them be very very minor b-stories.
The ending was good though, it's good Coulson told someone the truth, but I don't get his logic for not telling the rest. I called it in the first episode that May was going to betray Coulson, I think I said in the first episode thread that I thought she knew the full truth about him already and was in place to make sure he doesn't find out. Even with calling it, it was a good twist and will hopefully make May a more interesting character.