The other day brought news of Lucy Lawless joining the cast in an unknown role which has now been confirmed to be agent Isabelle Hardley. It isn’t known if this will just be a guest shot or a recurring character, but time will tell. Then the panel yesterday in Ballroom 20 at SDCC dropped even more teasers about the upcoming season. I’ll let Agent Billy tell you who is going to be dropping in…
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Well, this coming Tuesday, the season finale of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air and it is due to feature a very special guest star. Maybe I should put the rest after the break… SPOILERS!
MAOS returns this week and it’s bringing back an old friend for backup. Spoilers! It’s Mike Peterson. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell had this to say about the shows build up to this point and how the second half of the season will have a more “Marvel” feel:
“I don’t think we should be led by fans, I think we should have fans follow. People saying, ‘faster, more, faster, more’ — you can never go faster, and you can never give them enough. You have to trust the stories that you’re wanting to tell, have a plan, and hopefully at the end people will go, “Oh, they knew what they were doing, that was cool, I didn’t see that coming, that was really satisfying.” That’s our goal. And we’ll find out! But we think we have cool stuff planned, and from 10 on out, we’re starting to turn over cards. If you think of 22 episodes as a movie, we’re at the one-hour mark in the movie. Things are picking up. We’re still building towards the climax before we get to falling action, but you’ve set the table for what’s going to happen.”
I’ll just be over in the ‘Waiting for the Payoff’ section.
This weeks episode of MAOS has the team investigating a woman who may be a telekinetic, or haunted. Either way I’d bet she’d be fun at a diner party and look forward to finding out tomorrow. Also, it seems we may get some of the Cavalry’s backstory. Such as, why she’s called “The Cavalry” and why you shouldn’t call her that. Everyone on this show is so mysterious. Terribly mysterious.
Except Fitz/Simmons of course. They’re just really excitable nerd puppies.
Tonight’s episode of MAOS picks up directly where Thor: The Dark World leaves off and then apparently goes right off on a tangent. As a primer, I’m buying tickets online right now to take the family to Marvel’s Asgardian follow up. Hopefully, I can get caught up on all things RAFT afterwards. Peter MacNicol guests tonight as Dr. Elliot Randolph and the object they seek channels the power of the gods… maybe we’ll luck out and it’ll be Vigo.
In “The Hub”, dangerous secrets are being kept from Coulson’s team and he works the system to save Ward and Fitz when they are sent on a Level 8 classified mission that may end in tragedy. This episode also features the return of Maximiliano Hernandez as Agent Sitwell from the Marvel One-Shot “Item 47″.
I still haven’t watched last weeks episode, but I’m looking forward to getting caught up. Also, for anyone who was hoping to see more of J. August Richard’s character from the pilot, a little bird told me to keep watching. So, I’m going to.
Though I would have anyway…
When floating bodies turn up, Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D must hunt down an elusive killer. No one is safe (bum bum buuuuummm) not even the team! Not even the team? Holy crap! They’re the ones I would automatically assume would be the safest, unless the creative team is planning on going all “Tasha Yar” on us. Oh well, I vote Ward as the first one off the island and maybe the rest will fall in line… fingers crossed things pick up with this episode though.
Upcoming episodes will have further One-Shot cameos after tonight’s return of Titus Welliver as Agent Blake and an episode that deals with the aftermath of Thor: The Dark World, which just so happens to have a sneak peek scheduled for tonight’s episode.
Tomorrows episode of MAOS seems to have a bit more going on story-wise then some previous weeks. Who is the girl in the flower dress? Whose side is Skye really on? Will the team be torn apart? Who is this mysterious pyrokenetic? Could he be ripped from the pages of Night Thrasher? Did anybody (else) actually read that comic? Are R.A.F.T.s fire proof? Will we get answers to any of these questions?
Not everyone liked last weeks episode of MAOS, but it got picked up for a full season directly after and that was before the news came in that it was actually the #1 show that evening. Tracking of Live + 3 Day viewing bumped it up more then 50% to 11 million viewers knocking both NCIS and the Voice (whatever that is) down a peg and stealing the coveted 18-49 demographic. If you’re interested, you can even watch the first few minutes of the episode here.
This weeks episode pits the team against a rogue spy trained by Coulson, but the real question is: How will they use a raft to save the day in this one? I already have a theory, but don’t want to spoil too much of the episode yet.
Watch Marvel’s Agents Of R.A.F.T. (Remarkably Adaptable Floatation Technology) to find out!