TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 14 – T.A.H.I.T.I.

Warning Spoilers Ahead

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoWe’ve been promised that the series is kicking into overdrive with this episode, promising to keep up the new pace that started with the second half of the season.

The team is still trying to save Skye and while doing so are ordered to be taken over by Agent John Garrett, a character we’re told has previous history with Coulson and his team. Garrett convinces S.H.I.E.L.D. to allow Coulson and his team to continue with their mission while still interrogating their prisoner, Ian Quinn, who was the one that shot her. They learn Skye being shot was a plan of the Clairvoyant who couldn’t see how Coulson was revived, so this was a plan to force their hand to go through the procedure again.

The team then learns that we still don’t know exactly how Coulson was saved. The facility they thought he was sent to wasn’t it, and the doctors don’t seem to exist either. Instead through some sleuthing they find the possible facility he was sent to, which puts the team on a mission to get in there and find a drug that supposedly was used, which they do. But something freaks Coulson out and we get to see what it was…. I’m not ruining that.

The show wraps up with a tease of what we can expect, introducing yet another character from the Marvel comic universe!

The episode definitely amps up the action and the mystery presented is much more engrossing than the first half of the season’s monster of the week premise. There was also lots of for the fanboys such as the mention of Cybertech and their Deathlok program, and Garrett who has been around since the 80s.

Overall, we were promised an episode that’d get the series back on track and while I can’t say if it succeeds, it does give me hope the show will finally hit the mark and be what us fans were hoping for.

Writer: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Brent Fletcher
Overall Score: 8

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