Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (No Spoilers Beyond What's Aired)

The Tai Chi sequence was the only martial arts footage on the show which didn't consist of 5 camere angle changes per second.

Perhaps they should just adopt recreational style of Tai Chi as their choice of martial arts and bore their enemies to death.

That sandwich did sound totally delicious, though.

cheeba wrote:

That sandwich did sound totally delicious, though.

I'd eat it.

AnimeJ wrote:
Running Man wrote:

I never thought I'd say this but Ward is starting to grow on me. He had his obligatory douchey moments, but at least they were justifiable this week. It was pretty dumb of Fitz to haul out a stinky sandwich while the hounds were looking for them, after all.

Everybody seems to love Melinda May but her inscrutible, all-knowing facade is beginning to wear thin for me. That bit where she was practicing Tai Chi as Coulson held a one-sided conversation with her just reinforced it. She had better do something goofy to show her humanity soon, maybe let out a fart during combat.

I agree on Ward, but I think Coulson was just looking for a sounding board. Sometimes, you just want to know that someone's listening, but aren't really looking for input.

I do see your point. Those two know each other very well, and she understood he wanted to think out loud for a bit.

Still, she still could be a bit more expressive. I'd settle for a burp.

Well, I'd say the writing is still clunky and inept, but that was actually a watchable episode. They've got all the grace and subtlety of a hippo in a mud wallow, but at least the hippo was doing something interesting this time.

I'm happy with the latest episode; characters are starting to get some depth.
Coulson keeps breaking the rules, but now he needed his team's input before he even questioned himself. That was good.
Fitz showed another side, evidently still upset about not being the one to save Simmons.

Did anyone get a brotherly-sisterly vibe between Simmons and Fitz this episode? I don't know if I felt it or if I'm forcing myself to. Either way, if I'm wrong, it's gonna be extra creepy for me if Simmons and Fitz become more than "just friends".

I was annoyed that Skye "had to" find out what was happening to her team. While it ended up helping Ward and Fitz, I was annoyed she was looking to hack into SHIELD because she "she needed to know". Makes as much sense and demanding a front row seat to a surgery because you want to know what's happening. It just rubbed the wrong way, even more when the end justified the mean.

I'm sorry, but that prosciutto and mozzarella panini sounded delicious and it is UNFORGIVABLE to be thrown away in such manner. If you're being hunted by dogs, you eat it as quickly as possible; the dogs were either on their trail and throwing the sandwich 3 feet to your left was not going to make a difference. And if you're going to be found and executed, a prosciutto and mozzarella panini will make a better last meal than anything they would have gotten. I am appalled by Wards erratic behavior.

I thought Ward threw the sandwich into the water. Was there water nearby? I sort of assumed there was, otherwise it would be completely irrational to throw it a few yards away, into the dirt. No prosciutto sandwich deserves that.

He must have been concerned that the sandwich had more personality than he does.

Laughed at that.

There's a sound indicating the sandwich falls in a puddle, but I believe trained dogs would still be able to follow the scent of a soggy sandwich.

I'm sorry, but that prosciutto and mozzarella panini sounded delicious and it is UNFORGIVABLE to be thrown away in such manner. If you're being hunted by dogs, you eat it as quickly as possible; the dogs were either on their trail and throwing the sandwich 3 feet to your left was not going to make a difference. And if you're going to be found and executed, a prosciutto and mozzarella panini will make a better last meal than anything they would have gotten. I am appalled by Wards erratic behavior.

That sandwich is the devil. Heartburn city! Maybe that's really why Ward through it away, I know I would.

Uh... did gruff older kick ass lady and gruff younger kick ass dude get it on? That was the implication, right? That's a surprise.

He found her magical place.

cheeba wrote:

Uh... did gruff older kick ass lady and gruff younger kick ass dude get it on? That was the implication, right? That's a surprise.

NOOOOooo MY WAIFU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppobD...

cheeba wrote:

Uh... did gruff older kick ass lady and gruff younger kick ass dude get it on? That was the implication, right? That's a surprise.

Dirty bird, your mind is in the gutter. They specifically show the bottle of liqueur in her hand when she walked in to the room. Now I am not saying it didn't happen, but it could just as easily be to warriors looking to get drunk and talk about the sh*t they've been through because no else would understand.

Open hotel room door = invitation for sex! If they cop out of that then that'll be lame. What if he got her pregnant? That would be like the grumpiest baby ever. It'd be like a baby version of Edward James Olmos' character from Miami Vice.

Gaald wrote:
cheeba wrote:

Uh... did gruff older kick ass lady and gruff younger kick ass dude get it on? That was the implication, right? That's a surprise.

Dirty bird, your mind is in the gutter. They specifically show the bottle of liqueur in her hand when she walked in to the room. Now I am not saying it didn't happen, but it could just as easily be to warriors looking to get drunk and talk about the sh*t they've been through because no else would understand.

No we get that. Then after the talking and the drinking...comes the spanking. And after the spanking, the oral sex.

Nevin73 wrote:
Gaald wrote:
cheeba wrote:

Uh... did gruff older kick ass lady and gruff younger kick ass dude get it on? That was the implication, right? That's a surprise.

Dirty bird, your mind is in the gutter. They specifically show the bottle of liqueur in her hand when she walked in to the room. Now I am not saying it didn't happen, but it could just as easily be to warriors looking to get drunk and talk about the sh*t they've been through because no else would understand.

No we get that. Then after the talking and the drinking...comes the spanking. And after the spanking, the oral sex.

Nope. You're in too much peril.

I'm not sure whether to drop my mind in the gutter or not. There certainly was some weird signals flying that made it seem like the hibbidy dibbidy dance could have been dunced, but until we see future episodes, who knows.

Meanwhile, I love how they took a week long break to "line the episode up better with the release of Thor 2", and outside a few comments at the start of the episode and everything being related to Asgard, it pretty much had nothing to do with the film.

This episode was a weird mix of good and bad, though I cannot quite place the bad any longer. Some lines and jokes were pretty terrible, certainly (Coulson's "see what I did there?" felt too rushed and improperly delivered, and also, a tired and trite gag), but the episode as a whole felt a bit "meh" with some positives.

Also: love how the bully looked a lot more like a young Ward than young Ward did.

Yeah I haven't seen Thor yet, but didn't feel I missed anything.

ccesarano wrote:

I'm not sure whether to drop my mind in the gutter or not. There certainly was some weird signals flying that made it seem like the hibbidy dibbidy dance could have been dunced, but until we see future episodes, who knows.

Meanwhile, I love how they took a week long break to "line the episode up better with the release of Thor 2", and outside a few comments at the start of the episode and everything being related to Asgard, it pretty much had nothing to do with the film.

This episode was a weird mix of good and bad, though I cannot quite place the bad any longer. Some lines and jokes were pretty terrible, certainly (Coulson's "see what I did there?" felt too rushed and improperly delivered, and also, a tired and trite gag), but the episode as a whole felt a bit "meh" with some positives.

Also: love how the bully looked a lot more like a young Ward than young Ward did.

I'm pretty sure the bully was young Ward, which is a lot of why he hates that part of his life so much.

Hrm, I could have sworn the bully was calling the plump kid Graham or Grant (and according to IMDB Ward's first name is Grant). Could have been wrong? It also seems to be left unclear whether that boy survived his dip in the well or not. AMBIGUITY!

ccesarano wrote:

Hrm, I could have sworn the bully was calling the plump kid Graham or Grant (and according to IMDB Ward's first name is Grant). Could have been wrong? It also seems to be left unclear whether that boy survived his dip in the well or not. AMBIGUITY!

I thought Ward was the kid trying to drop the rope.

That would be the plump kid, in which case, yes, I figured that was him as well.

Plump kid trying to drop the rope was Ward. It seemed to me that his psycho older brother threatened to drop him in too if he tried to help his younger brother. Ward himself said that the staff unlocked the first time he ever felt real hate. I think this might have been what set him on the path to getting strong enough to beat the older brother.

The final shot through the open door was focused squarely on the bed. They totally got drunk and had sex. No question.

Chaz wrote:

The final shot through the open door was focused squarely on the bed. They totally got drunk and had sex. No question.

Agreed.

ccesarano wrote:

Meanwhile, I love how they took a week long break to "line the episode up better with the release of Thor 2", and outside a few comments at the start of the episode and everything being related to Asgard, it pretty much had nothing to do with the film. :P

Was this really surprising? It's not like Natalie Portman was going to guest star or anything. The interesting movie tie-in will be Winter Soldier since they're seem to be hitting that "SHIELD is evil" note pretty hard in the previews.

shihonage wrote:

The Tai Chi sequence was the only martial arts footage on the show which didn't consist of 5 camere angle changes per second.

Perhaps they should just adopt recreational style of Tai Chi as their choice of martial arts and bore their enemies to death.

You... I like you guy.

.... I hate the neija arts ...

Nevin73 wrote:
Chaz wrote:

The final shot through the open door was focused squarely on the bed. They totally got drunk and had sex. No question.

Agreed.

My wife was really upset that I came to this conclusion. I wanted to ask her "Hey, who was the film major around here?", but I didn't really want to sleep on the couch.

My wife and I both assumed there was a bit more staff plot points happening at the end. Non-Nordish ones.

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