AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. RECAP: SHADOWS
The second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opened with a very familiar face and a tease on what we’ll expect to see this winter when Agent Peggy Carter (Hailey Atwell) and the Howling Commandos led by Dum Dum Duggan (Neal McDonough) storm a Hydra facility in 1945. Here they take possession of a mysterious artifact that would remain dormant till the present day. Warning, spoilers ahead…
|Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos|
|Creel AKA the Absorbing Man|
The big bad of this episode and potentially for the season was Carl “Crusher” Creel, AKA the Absorbing Man. Finally the images of Nick Nolte’s ill conceived version in Ang Lee’s The Hulk has gone away. But I digress. Played with ultra coolness by Brian Patrick Wade, Creel brings carnage and destruction at every turn and will prove to be a handful for Coulson and company. This is the direction S.H.I.E.L.D. should go with in terms of villains and other characters from their Marvel catalog that probably won’t make it to film but still have a role in the overall universe.
|Agent Hartley (Lucy Lawless) and the rest of SHIELD|
There are of course lingering questions that will probably continue on throughout the season. Questions regarding the relationship between Fitz and Simmons, who as we have learned, left the team after the conclusion of season one. Fitz, is not the same man both mentally and physically. Then there’s Coulson and Skye and the connection they share. I’m sure all will be revealed soon enough.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest purpose has been and will continue to be, to serve as a bridge for the cinematic universe. Season one ended strong and on a high note. Season two had a solid start with many unanswered questions. With Avengers 2: Age of Ultron eight months away, we’ll have to wait and see what surprises (if any) S.H.I.E.L.D. provides us till then.
The Dork Knight