Oh, paleeeeeeease. Of course I’m more interesting than Skye.
It’s taken six episodes for me to warm up to this damn show, but the latest episode “F.Z.Z.T.” of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had me yelling at the screen, “NOOO!! DON’T YOU FUCKING WHEDON SIMMONS YOU SADISTIC BASTARDS!”
In Super Sentai, every member of the team will get at least one episode dedicated to them. In much the same way, “F.Z.Z.T.” is Jemma Simmon’s episode. This was the first time we’ve really heard her first name thrown around.
Though her life has been at risk in previous field missions, this is the first time the danger has come so close to home for Simmons. In previous episodes, it seemed like she looked forward to the danger with a seemingly childlike enthusiasm. This time around, it really hits her and we really get to see the impact take hold. It’s a great episode for her.
SON OF COUL
Coulson proves to be the emotional center of this show. Clark Gregg continues to impress me. I loved his heart to heart with the fireman.
He’s starting to recognize that something is wrong. He feels different. And although Melinda May reassures him at the end of the episode, I have a feeling that it’s not going to satisfy Coulson. There’s also some hint that Melinda May has gone through a similar life and death experience, but that’s all we get. Hints and whispers.
I’M AGENT BLAH BLAH BLAH
Agent Ward and her bestie pal Skye time was kept to a minimum. I don’t know if the writers are reacting to early complaints or if this was the plan all along, but I’m all for it. Any chance to let everyone else shine, I’m all for it. Skye is pretty useless which was aptly demonstrated in this episode.
Ward has his uses, but I also feel that Melinda May can do anything he can do better.
GET ON THE BUS
If you’ve been holding out on S.H.I.E.L.D. because of all the things you’ve heard, I don’t blame you. If I didn’t stay up to ungodly hours working on comics, I wouldn’t have bothered myself. But I think this episode is worth a watch. Hopefully, this marks a turning point in the show.