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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S2E8 The Things We Bury

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoCoulson and team find themselves in an epic face-off against Hydra to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward kidnaps his brother, Senator Christian Ward, for a violent trip down memory lane.

Coulson and his crew are in a race to find the city that matches the map they discovered in the last episode. At the same time Hydra is also on a mission to discover some secrets for their whole evil plan. There’s some solid action, some interesting moments as far as all of this, but it’s just a small piece to the bigger puzzle, and not really an interesting piece either.

What I really found interesting was Ward’s kidnapping of his brother the Senator. This season we’ve been lead to believe by Senator Ward that Grant was the crazy one that couldn’t be trusted, but maybe that’s not totally the case? The truth is found out here! The big question I have is where the show is going with Grant. There’s got to be some sort of redemption right?

My guess is the show is heading towards some Attilan city, and likely terrigen mysts, both tied to Inhumans who we know are coming. The show would get a big boost from Marvel cinematic fans by having the Inhumans debut here. We’ll see though.

Overall Score: 7.5


  • I am not sure about the redemption of Grant, he might be too far gone. What I am surprised by is the description of the item and how it works. If this is the case, as many believe that this is pointing the way to the Inhumans, then not only is Skye an Inhuman, but so too potentially is Rayna.

    • I’m convinced it’s the Inhumans they’re pointing towards. There was a storyline in the comics that had a character who was a former Inhuman king called the Unspoken who stole some Inhuman technology and went to Tibet and there was another Inhuman city there. I remember that they said there was a thing where Skye was found in Tibet or China, which immediately made me think of that comic story. Plus when it comes to important cities in Marvel comics, it doesn’t get much better than Attila.