Samuel L. Jackson bosses open some eyepatch-glare and resonant Fury towards Agent Coulson on episode 1.2 of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. The outcome that was the timely cameo capping segment was the entail ember from an episode that opens with a refurbished plane taking calamity in mid-air is the concluding scenario from where Coulson leads the team to claim an out of this world apparatus gotten in out of State-side borders. A soaring of scenarios withstanding, it’s a show of cruise control thrills.
Television’s answer for 2012s that’s-why-we-go-to-movies cheers by “The Avengers” audiences was able to crop a closer focus this week on the new team that frames the series basing adventures for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
For “0-8-4”, writing team Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Jeffrey Bell ably situate the melding personalities and skill categories for this new team of agents. Veteran Melinda May and rising star Grant Ward speak the same language of field work aloud and tacitly. A clique that shares a go-to aspect, especcially when they enact an improv partnering disruption on an impending ambush. Aboard the plane, Coulson reminds the elite I.Q. portion of the team that in the critical situation of that “We still need to iron out the kinks. But Ward you can speak 6 languages. Simmons you have two PhD.’s in fields I can’t pronounce. And Fitz, you ARE a rocket scientist -- so work it out.”
Rifts of highly proficient team dynamics aside, “0-8-4” has dialogue that explains more about the team than the epiisode itself. And dialogue is a high point in this series so far.
The second episode has all the fine tunings comprising top notch entertainment where the volume of adventure is a tapped source of lukewarm incidents. The retrieval claiming a Tesseract radiating fragment: that cuts the edge S.H.I.E.L.D. agents operate for a living. A high tech stake plunges into the ground to set off a non-lethal broad beam of energy force is the implemental wonder accentuating an enforcement agency that utilizes Heli-carriers and flying cars. Then the bread and butter, an organization working in worlds of Titan modern day marvels, makes the super merely a human obstacle.
With Peruvian rebels and soldiers in continuous combative flux, the “dust up on the ground” paves more likely on the premise of any given glib crime drama led by a duo of private investigators. Official caretakers of alien intervention from Asgard to the Chitauri are right now face scrimmages, and a viewer doesn’t quite receive an equatable Marvel-ous one-hour.
The pilot season's third episode airs on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. EST, featuring the newest recruit Skye's first field assignment at the point position.