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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2014, 02:43 PM »
Coulson's memory wipe thing makes more sense now since I think he was a Hydra agent too.

I don't think so - at least I would like to believe that he wasn't a Hydra agent. What's making you think that he is a Hydra agent, the fact that Hand thought he was?

I'm thinking more along the lines that Garrett and Coulson were originally partners (or one trained the other one). They could have had influence over each other to join Hydra similar to how Garrett recruited Ward. 
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« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2014, 03:35 PM »
At the beginning of the episode I was pretty well convinced that Hand was one of the Hydra operatives.  Especially when she seized control of Coulson's plane.  I was a bit surprised when things turned around.

Ward has been a little surprising over the past several episodes.  It started when he was seduced by Lorelei.  And then he shot the person that they thought was the Clairvoyant.  This week he took out who knows how many SHIELD/Hydra tactical officers.  And then he gunned down Agent Hand and the others that were escorting Garrett to the Cooler.

My theory?  One thing that was mentioned in the first episode as Coulson was assembling the team was that Ward was a specialist.  He was used to working alone and adapting to increasingly complex conditions.  Is it possible that Ward is using that background now in an attempt to infiltrate Hydra?  He knew that he was going to be facing a board of inquiry for killing the red herring Clairvoyant.  Is it possible that he's going in even deeper in an attempt to redeem himself?  Even at the expense of having killed a Level 8 agent?
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« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2014, 04:26 PM »
You are probably right, Nick.  I mean that last scene that focused on Ward just watching the blood run down Hand's hand (no, no echo) and then the look afterwards.  Would this change possibly cloud the Clairvoyant's image of Ward?  It will be interesting to see how it all goes down.

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« Reply #78 on: April 11, 2014, 11:02 AM »
It seems like Ward probably had to go to the extreme of gunning down Hand and company in order to gain Garrett's trust, convincing him that Ward was really coming over to the Hydra side.
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« Reply #79 on: April 12, 2014, 05:03 PM »
I watched the first few episodes but never got into it. I still have them taping weekly on my DVR, have they gotten better? Worth giving it another try?
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« Reply #80 on: April 13, 2014, 12:35 AM »
I watched the first few episodes but never got into it. I still have them taping weekly on my DVR, have they gotten better? Worth giving it another try?

I'm definitely in the camp that the season has gotten better as time has gone by.  Good tie-ins with Thor 2 and Cap 2.  Last two episodes have been the best this season. 
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« Reply #81 on: April 13, 2014, 09:13 AM »
Agreed.  It's been good since they came back in January.
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« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Interesting developments in light of the discovery of the Hydra cabal within SHIELD.  I got the sense that Coulson was fairly senior within SHIELD.  But for him to be one of the most senior agents remaining in the organization?  It sounds like Garrett and his cohorts may have done far more damage than was first thought.

True to form, Talbot seemed like a tremendous prick.  And it seems like he's gunning to take SHIELD apart.  But I wonder if he's involved if we may eventually see "Thunderbolt" Ross work his way into the show, too?  I think William Hurt did a great job with Ross in The Incredible Hulk, but I know that he's currently working on a Broadway play.

Ward's turn is seeming more and more legit as thing progress.  I had initially thought that he was attempting to go into deep cover in an effort to infiltrate Hydra.  But now I'm not so sure about that theory.

The one thing that I got a real kick from in last night's episode?  It was actually a callback to the first Captain America & Falcon comic I ever got.  In the comic Cap & Falcon went into a barber shop and got into chairs.  From there, the chairs lowered into a secret SHIELD facility.  And when "Flowers" got lowered into the Hydra base the same way I just loved it!
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2014, 10:43 AM »
Talbot is played by the guy who played Nathan Petrelli in Heroes.  I knew I recognized him, but couldn't put my finger on it. 

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« Reply #84 on: April 21, 2014, 11:09 AM »
It was the horrible fake mustache...
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Man, just 2 episodes left in the season... that's rough.  I'm enjoying it thoroughly.  I keep forgetting that the characters don't know that Fury's still alive... Will be interesting to see what Maria Hill's purpose is next week

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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #87 on: May 9, 2014, 07:26 AM »
I was just about to post the same thing.   ;D

I'm excited for both.  SHIELD has been very good, approaching great, since January.  And Carter looks very promising.  From what I hear they might do SHIELD in the fall, Carter during the winter, and SHIELD back in the spring.  That'd be a lot better than what they did with SHIELD this year... 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off, 1 week back on again, etc.
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« Reply #88 on: May 9, 2014, 08:01 AM »
Can't wait for next week's episode and the special guest!
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Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« Reply #89 on: May 9, 2014, 08:53 AM »
Good news, I figured they would be back but you never know with all the production costs they incur, I have to think that is one of their most expensive series.

So...Skye backstory? Chinese monsters? Huh? Is this something from comics lore or just some goofy crap they are making up for the show?
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