Simmons: “Saying his name repeatedly does not increase productivity!”
“The Asset” is tonight’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Warning: this article contains spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs Tuesday nights at 7 on ABC (KTRK).
In this episode, S.H.I.E.L.D. is tasked with retrieving an asset. It is interesting to see all the different cases they take on, and the complexity of the agency themselves. This case seems like a great opportunity to get to know more about FitzSimmons since they studied under Dr. Frank Hall, the asset that has been taken. However aside from a couple of comments, their past isn’t really discussed. This is a shame. Right now the viewers don’t know much about this delightful duo other than they are the scientists of the team. Other than that issue, the case is alright. It’s nothing too exciting. What do you think of the case?
Slowly but surely the writers are revealing more about the characters. In this episode, we learn a little bit about both Skye and Ward. Not surprisingly, viewers are learning about one because of something the other one did. From the pilot, it’s clear that Ward and Skye were being set up. Another great character moment in this episode is with Melinda May. She has been refusing to go into the field since the beginning, and now she is agreeing to be into it in order to keep Coulson out of harm’s way. It would be great to see more of her backstory and her relationship with Coulson. They clearly know one another, but how and to what extent haven’t been answered yet. Would you like to know more about Melinda and Coulson’s relationship?
It’s hard to figure out where exactly Skye’s loyalties lie. She comes clean to Ian Quinn about her involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D. She doesn’t lie about anything, and she doesn’t leave anything out. Skye seems tempted by his job offer. In the end, however, she goes back with S.H.I.E.L.D., so the question remains is she still playing them for information or has she fully committed to them? The writers will need to make this clearer. Right now, it’s still hard to trust Skye. Do you think Skye is one hundred percent team S.H.I.E.L.D.?
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