AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. “Girl In The Flower Dress” – Flame On!

The Girl in the Flower Dress, herself.
The Girl in the Flower Dress, herself.

A Chinese man named Chan can create fire from nothing, in the palm of his hand.

(Like Doc Ock says in SPIDER-MAN 2, “The power of the sun, in the palm of my hand!”)

Chan is approached by a mysterious woman in a flower dress. She convinces him to take on a superhero-esque name and show off his powers. After all, as she says, no one knows the name Steve Rogers, but everyone recognizes Captain America.

So, Scorch is born. (The girl in the flower dress’s idea).

Apparently becoming a superhero or supervillain is an important lesson in branding.

Before Chan can use his powers to bed the seductive girl in the flower dress, he is captured by men in fireproof suits that answer to the mysterious woman. Continue reading “AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. “Girl In The Flower Dress” – Flame On!”

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.


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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