When I last wrote about Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D I pointed out some of the show’s flaws and how it needed improvement. Since returning from Winter break the show has improved significantly in story-telling and keeping viewers interested. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is finally moving towards the right path in tying itself into the cinematic universe.
Last night Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D returned to television after taking a short break with the episode T.A.H.I.T.I. A short recap of the episode has been provided below courtesy of the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Wikipedia page:
Skye is rushed to a S.H.I.E.L.D. medical facility to save her life. The doctors are only able to stabilize her, forcing Coulson to bring her to the S.H.I.E.L.D. location where he was revived. Agents John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt) board the Bus in order to claim Ian Quinn, who Garrett's men had been pursuing, and bring him to the Fridge for questioning, as Coulson refuses to turn him over. Garrett compromises with Coulson when he realizes he is keeping Quinn until he can save Skye. Through interrogating Quinn, Coulson and Garrett learn that the Clairvoyant made Quinn shoot Skye, so he could learn how Coulson came back from the dead. Fitz and Simmons, who are looking over Coulson's medical files, realize that S.H.I.E.L.D. did not revive Coulson, rather a place known as the "Guest House". They realize a specific drug would be there to help Skye. At the "Guest House", Coulson, Ward, Garrett and Fitz enter and find the place rigged with explosives after taking out the only guards. Fitz is able to find the drug, while Coulson finds a room marked "T.A.H.I.T.I." Inside, Coulson finds additional drugs as well as the upper half of a blue-skinned humanoid corpse. All are able to get out before the facility implodes, with Fitz getting the drug to Simmons in time to save Skye, despite Coulson's reservations, based on what he saw. In the final scene, Lorelei (Elena Satine) arrives at a motel in Death Valley and comes across a newlywed couple. She mesmerizes the man, who drives away with her, leaving his wife at the motel.
The big question everyone is asking after watching last night’s episode is what and who is the blue alien? Many fans online are speculating the blue creature could be a frost giant, a Zatoan (a tie-in to Guardians of the Galaxy) or most likely a Kree alien.
The Kree is an important alien faction in Marvel Universe famous for feuding with the Skrull Empire, a shape-shifting alien race that tried to take over Earth. The Kree race will play a huge role in Guardians of the Galaxy as fellow Kree alien Ronan the Accuser (played by Lee Pace) is the film’s primary antagonist.
The “alien” revelation raises many (good) questions and potential theories regarding the future of Marvel’s cinematic and television universe. For starters, the audience knows the blue creature’s blood has powerful healing capabilities that saved Coulson and Skye. However, Skye’s origins remain a mystery, so the blood that was injected into her could have different side-effects. In addition, if the blue creature was an alien, then what can fans expect from Guardians of the Galaxy and beyond?
One potential plot prediction could be: assuming the creature is a Kree and Skye is an alien/human hybrid, then Skye could potentially develop superhuman abilities. (Her new role in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D would be equivalent to the super heroine Ms. Marvel)
Another plot prediction could be Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is setting up for Phase III, and a future Avengers movie could adapt the Kree-Skrull War story arc in the comics.
The good news is Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting better as a television series. The show is expected to get picked up for next season, and with upcoming movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of Galaxy, the show will hopefully continue to improve. Stay tune for next week as Thor’s Sif (Jaimie Alexander) guests star’s in next week’s episode.