TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 4 – Eye-Spy
The episode starts off with some rather oddness with men in red masks walking around, but the focus is really a former agent turned rogue who is now robbing places for diamonds. We learn that the thief is actually a former protegé of Agent Coulson who takes it as his task to track her down, as there’s more than meets the eye.
They track her down and head out to capture her and sit around, a bunch. The first 20 something minutes of the show is this team looking for their target or discussing about finding their target, it’s rather boring. Turns out, she’s being controlled…. by someone. So that made it somewhat interesting.
The good is the show continues to flesh out a bit of the history. That’s often done with throw away lines though, so it’s hits here and there and could be so much more for comic fans. Tonight’s episode for instance could have referenced the Red Room from the comic books, which would also play into the next Captain America movie really well. Maybe this is the plan, but who knows, we didn’t get many answers in the episode.
There’s a lot of bad though. The show again slipped into the worst of what we’ve seen from previous episodes. The action was meh, until the final 15 minutes or so. The acting was laughable, with almost robotic performances. I think we’re starting to see the opposite of the Star Trek rule with odd number episodes being good and even ones rather poor.
The episode got better as it went along, but overall the show has a long way to go.
Director: Roxann Dawson Writer: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Overall Score: 5.5