SHIELD discovers the ancient city before Hydra, but uncovering the secrets may require one of Coulson’s team to make the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, May and Skye race to get to Raina before Whitehall takes her.
This episode we get two stories running side by side. Some of the team heads to the temple and explores it. The other team deals with Raina and her dodging of Whitehall’s goons. My issue is with the split at all. Lets face it, we want to find out what’s in the temple. We’re getting only a little bit, teased throughout the hour.
I thought about the need to split it all. If everyone was in the temple, it’d be rather boring with most of the folks standing around, the location is a bit too tight, and the exploration too narrow to involve everyone. Also, by splitting the episode up, we get Skye chatting with Raina, and from there we get a bigger idea of the temple and what it holds within.
Raina lays it out for us, this involves the Kree, and when it comes to temples and devices, it means the Inhumans can’t be far behind. The device that determines who’s special? Probably Terrigen Mists (or some version of it) which allows the Inhumans to gain their powers. We know the Inhumans will be entering the Marvel cinematic universe in the future, and it’d be brilliant to introduce them on the television show, cementing its importance for the numerous folks who are overlooking the show.
On top of the mystery, and the hints, there was also some solid humor courtesy of Patton Oswalt’s same faced, different named “brothers.”
In the end, this week was a much improved episode, and one of the stronger of the season.
Overall Score: 8