Eric: “What’s the different between an egg and a rock?”
May: “One’s edible. One’s not.”
“The Only Light in the Darkness” is the April 22 episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Warning: this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. central on ABC (KTRK).
Eric insists that everyone goes through orientation – a lie detector test. There is a lot revealed during these scenes. Some answers provide humor, but others give a good insight into the character. Thankfully, there is an answer for how Ward beats the test. What’s even better is even though he was messing with his baseline by stabbing himself basically, he still almost gets caught. This is not a total breeze for Ward. He has to work to save his ass. Did you have a favorite moment during the lie detector scenes? Simmons saying the Tardis was one of mine.
Coulson and the team learn about the Fridge being raided and the prisoners escaping. The first one they go after is Marcus Daniels, who just happens to be obsessed with Audrey Nathans – the cellist. It’s also awesome that Audrey is played by Amy Acker. The best part about this storyline is the personal connection. The cellist is someone that has been mentioned in a couple Marvel movies, and so it is fantastic that we meet her and learn more about her and Coulson’s relationship. Did you love this storyline?
Ward opens up a lot in this episode, but it is tricky to tell how truthful he is being. He has a conversation with May about following orders even though it can be tough. Ward could be sincere in his sympathy. He did seem genuinely upset that Quinn shot Skye because it wasn’t part of the plan. Ward also opens up to Skye about how he isn’t a good person. Yeah, no one is going to fight you on that, buddy. The writers need to give us a scene where Ward is being completely honest because we still don’t know enough about the real Ward.
Skye learns the truth about Ward. As soon as Skye figures out that Eric is tracking people with the lanyards, it is obvious that this would play a part in Ward’s downfall. It is great that Skye puts together the pieces herself because it shows off her smarts. What is surprising is that the NSA satellite footage didn’t reveal Ward. The writers don’t really talk about it, but the assumption is that either Ward deleted the files featuring him, no one had a chance to go over the footage yet, or that the NSA satellite was not helpful at all.
What did you think of the episode? Personally, I’m still in shock that May left the compound. I didn’t think she would do it. Is anyone else thinking that Skye left a clue for Coulson and the others? She had a nice little close up of one particular “window” featuring a skyline. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.