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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S3E14 Watchdogs

Agents_of_SHIELD_logoA radical group emerges with plans to eliminate Inhumans and Agent Mack is caught in the crossfire with his brother. Elsewhere: Simmons unearths a powerful chemical compound that could impact the future for Inhumans.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is again full of potential and doesn’t quite reach the level it could or should. The show focuses on a vigilante group called the Watchdogs, a hate group hunting Inhumans with some pretty cool technology. Mixed into that all Mack is dealing with his brother who has some sympathetic feelings for the Watchdogs.

The episode could do some excellent work when to comes to exploring hate groups, especially with the fact that Mack and his brother are African-American. And though the show touches upon it all a bit, it never quite fully commits to the allegory.

There’s some cute moments here and there and it gives SHIELD a new focus on the Watchdogs, who unfortunately are just another arm of Hydra instead of being used they way they should, a domestic terrorist organization.

The cute fun moments don’t quite make up for what is essentially a bridge episode that never lives up to its potential.

Overall Score: 7.1

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