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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' 1x22 'Beginning of the End': Channeling that 'Hate-Fu'

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Fury: “You don’t have to call me sir, Coulson. Look at me. I’m dressed like I live under a bridge.”

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“Beginning of the End” is the May 13 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." returns this fall on ABC (KTRK).

There are moments where Ward doubts Garrett. He knows that Garrett has gone crazy, but Ward still listens to him. The part where Ward demands orders is heartbreaking. He doesn’t know who he is without Garrett. I’m glad that Ward does not switch sides at the end. It would have been too soon. I look forward to seeing how Ward is handled next season. He is an interesting character, so I hope he isn’t gone forever, but I don’t want everything to be magically okay. What are your thoughts on what should happen with Ward?

It’s strange that while Coulson and company are chasing down a Hydra threat, they aren’t really Hydra. Garrett has no allegiance to them, and neither does Reina or Quinn. They are all out for themselves and their own interests. Cybertek employees are only loyal to Hydra because of the incentive program – Hydra is holding their loved ones hostage. This begs the question: who actually is Hydra? We don’t see any true believers. I’m sure they are out there somewhere, but it would have been nice to have at least one person be hardcore Hydra.

FitzSimmons continues to break my heart during this episode. I love that we saw them at the bottom of the ocean. Simmons’ speech on what happens to them after they die is beautiful. We get little glimpses into their souls during their time in their cube. They save themselves based on their smarts. It wouldn’t have felt right any other way. The twist that Fury saves them is great because it is an unexpected way to bring Fury into the mix. Most of us knew he would make an appearance, we just didn’t know how.

Hands down my favorite moment is Fury and Coulson being amused by crazy Garrett. There isn’t any fear or concern as to how Garrett is acting. Fury and Coulson just find him odd. That whole scene with the three of them (well four, Mike was there) is fantastic. It speaks to Coulson and Fury’s relationship. Speaking of, Fury tasking Coulson to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. is great. It sets up the second season. Don’t mind me, I’m still tearing up at Fury saying that Coulson is an Avenger.

What did you think of the finale? Should we be worried about Coulson? Can we just talk about that minute when it looked like Garrett survived? I was yelling things. Also, in case you are wonder, Fitz returns next season fully healed. He’s carrying a stuffed monkey that Simmons gave him while he was recovering. I refuse to believe anything different. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.

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