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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – May in April

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Oh, Marvel. You truly are a wicked temptress. In our ‘on again, off again’ relationship, you made me a very happy man with episode 17. Flashbacks, super powers, backstory, and Blair Underwood! Was it episode 13 when I commented that I had just watched the greatest Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (MAoS) ever. Well, episode 17 may have topped it.

Maybe it’s the fact that they actually answered some questions – questions we’ve wondered about for quite some time. Will Skye discover her own truth? Why does May get all worked up when people call her The Calvary? What will Raina’s gift be? They answered these questions and they did a great job doing it.

They even introduced some new questions to look forward to: What has Coulson really been up to? What’s Skye’s future with the Inhumans? How will Raina respond to her new powers? How’s Coulson going to get S.H.I.E.L.D back up and running? And last, but not least, how is all of this going to tie in to the upcoming Marvel Avengers movie?

Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long to get those answers.

One little warning, this episode has tear-jerking potential.

B E Howard