AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D “Eye Spy” – More Skeletons In Coulson’s Closet


Another week, another MARVELous (sorry for the pun…) episode of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Mindy
Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Mindy

In ‘Eye Spy,’ Coulson and the gang track down one of his old proteges, Agent Mindy, long thought dead, more recently appearing as a turncoat with superpowers. Not only is she a skeleton from Coulson’s past, but she can see skeletons with her new gift of X-Ray vision.

Rather than going into detail surrounding the synopsis, in this ‘issue’ I simply want to cover the broad strokes/themes of the season and how they play out in this ‘Eye Spy.’

You are welcome to watch the episode for yourself, for free, on Hulu, if you have not seen it already.

WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Tough question, no answers. Last week, the culprit behind everything appeared to be Ian Quinn’s company and Dr. Franklin Hall (who we are still waiting to reappear as Graviton).

In the Pilot (first) episode, we had a shady organization attaching a Extremis style centipede on human subjects to create superhumans.

In the second episode, ‘0-8-4,’ it seemed the villain was simply Coulson’s old Peruvian contact whose government commissioned a weapon from Hydra decades ago.

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Asset” – Coulson Creates His Own Demons


Tony Stark isn’t the only one in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) who creates his own demons. In the third episode of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Phil Coulson ends up accidentally creating his own super-villain.

But just like the narrative of IRON MAN 3, let’s track this from the beginning…

If the “Pilot” was ¬†an NCIS knock-off and “0-8-4” was a mini-Marvel action movie, then “The Asset” is basically Marvel’s version of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE.

You gotta' drop that shit in the ocean, son!
You gotta’ drop that shit in the ocean, son!

Starting with the most impressive special effects I’ve seen on a network show (surely part of the budget is borrowed from the AVENGERS INITIATIVE: PHASE TWO films), this globe spanning episode involves infiltrating an incredibly secure compound and ends with a device that would make SPIDER-MAN 2’s Doc Ock jealous.

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