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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S2E7 The Writing on the Wall

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoA mysterious man is killing off former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and carving the same markings as Coulson. Coulson tries to track him down. Meanwhile, May leads a team on a manhunt for Ward.

For those who are Marvel fans, we generally know what all the mysterious writing is leading towards, or at least who the aliens that provided the way to bring back Coulson and Skye from the dead. For those who might not know all of that, this episode begins to put all those pieces of the puzzle together, paying off as to what all of the strange writing is about.

That’s really the big payoff of the episode. It turns out numerous agents have received the treatment that Coulson did, and they too are having the same issues. But, we get to see exactly what this writing is a map to. And for those who are comic fans, there’s some cool hints as to what it all is. I don’t want to spoil it all, but the payoff should be pretty impressive.

Also in the episode Grant is on the loose, and he’s actually helping S.H.I.E.L.D. out in a weird way. I’ve wondered if there was a way to redeem the character and it looks like the series might give the character a chance to make that happen.

Overall, the episode is an improvement on the recent dull experiences. It moves everything along in a very cool way, doing what it does best, hinting at what’s to come enough to got comic fans excited, but also not giving away the whole basket.

Overall Score: 7.5

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