TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S2E 21 & 22 S.O.S. Part 1 & 2
S.H.I.E.L.D puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up its second season with a two hour finale that pits S.H.I.E.L.D. directly against Jiaying’s Inhumans as war is declared between the two.
There’s lots of action, which is much of what the episodes are, and that’s about it, until about the last 15 minutes. So let’s go over the details that cause the season’s finale to be both really bad and really good chunk by chunk.
All hell breaks loose and war kicks up when Jiaying launches an attack. Folks figure out what’s up on SHIELD’s end, and Coulson’s cooler head wins out. It’s a plot point that we could see a mile away. But, it’s ok as it drives the two-hour finale.
The Inhumans hand over Cal to SHIELD, which is interesting, and it leads us to finally glimpse the Mr. Hyde side of the character. The make-up is rather atrocious reminding me a bit of Leprechaun. In fact with the make-up on, Cal seems to now run like he’s the Leprechaun, or a monster in Big Trouble in Little China. Kyle MacLachlan‘s crazy performance is good through, and he plays the batshit insane character with fun enthusiasm.
Next we have Grant and Agent 33 enacting revenge on Bobbi. This is all ok, and ties up some plot points there, but we know Bobbi has to survive considering she was up for a spin-off series. There’s some cool moments though in that entire sequence.
Really, the entire two hours hinges on the last 15 minutes which actually has some pretty hefty results including characters being injured, deaths, and in the final ten minutes a glimpse at the new status-quo. The finale really gives us a glimpse into the third season and what the new SHIELD will have to deal with, and it looks like they’ll need to become secret warriors.
And that last-minute…. didn’t see that coming.
Overall Score: 7.25