TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S4E11 Wake

agents-of-shield-lmdMay works to uncover the truth about what happened to her; Aida’s next move puts everyone’s life at risk.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to be narrowing its focus as it really gets going in the second half of the fourth season. The episode focuses on Coulson wanting to look into Senator Nadeer as Daisy is brought before a Senate committee. It’s some interesting spy stuff getting the team to a more street level in some ways and away from the special fx spectacle we’ve seen in previous episodes.

There’s also the focus on the captured May. That part of the episode plays very Matrix-ish, but it does so in a way that’s really entertaining and I only figured out what was going on a few moments before the reveal. It’s a good part of the episode and one that makes May a badass, but also keeps her captured.

These two storylines come together towards the end and it’s best to not give that away.

The big thing about the episode is Mack and Yo-Yo’s relationship which has some fantastic moments and the highlight. There’s a revelation about Mack that just makes me love the character even more, and that says something considering he’s my favorite character on the show. I’m really hoping they keep this level of “adult” when it comes to these two and we actually get to see something that explores real relationships, something missing with FitzSimmons.

One of the better episode of the season, but it’s still a little uneven. The Mack/Yo-Yo moments while few really pays off with the revelation about Mack adding tons of depth and May’s bit will have you questioning what’s before you. A definite improvement on the season and showing off what really works for the series.

Overall Score: 7.88