This ep was not astonishingly intense or full of gothic emotion. SHIELD are becoming the real bad guys. Maybe if they had stopped blaming Ward and had listened to him, they’d be better off. SHIELD has proved completely unable to look after the world. Where is SWORD? Raina attacks. Mockingbird lies. Mack rants. Hunter the erection in a vest bores.
May and Coulson make more bizarre and foolhardy choices. This show needs to be reprofiled. Whitehall’s sidekick (Simon Kassianides) is not dead and is to be handed over to Talbot (Adrian Pasdar - who the show keeps wasting). This show is full of shortcomings. Who do SHIELD answer to? May and Coulson are unempathetic and excruciating as they carry out a stupid set up. This ep was superficial and just inept.
Simmons decides she hates all ‘special’ people and wants to kill them. She goes full obsessive furore, a consequence of mythology. Raina thought she’d be an angel not a monster and she is found by the eyeless Inhuman who doesn’t seem to be played by Peter Wingfield. There are recurrent errors. Mockingbird and Mack are plotting. Fitz is on to Skye. Hydra leaders are taken out. Fitz and Skye lie about her Inhuman status. This is a toxic brand now.
“I will crush them!”
“Joined our founder in the afterlife.”
“I was never fond of him.”
“Let’s flood this cursed place.”
“I shot her a few times.”
“You never ask.”
“This is Lighthouse.”
“Erase it from existence.”
“It’s a plague Skye.”
“It only ever brings us death.”
“The Avengers wouldn’t be necessary if we hadn’t unleashed alien horrors!”
“Tripp was in fragments!”
“Tag her like a shark.”
“His dumb suit.”
“And we wait.”
There is ranting about Samaritan, sob stories and an interrogation. Shaw is in peril. Vigilance shows up. Claypool knows Harold. Samaritan turns out to be a rival to the Machine. Reese is a bully and a boor. There is an obvious twist and this was impolitic and nonsensical.
“Three man wedge formation.”
“Is everything all right?”
“Where are you?”
“Bourbon and soda. Hold the Bourbon.”
“Oh yes, the gun people.”
“Who are you people?”
“Bad things are still going to happen.”
Sean Pertwee is wasted. Bruce needs a good slap and hurts Alfred. Dix is friend and occasional foe. There is no Fish, Falcone or the ho in this ep thankfully. Renee tries to poison Barbara against Gordon. Cat teen lurks in Wayne Manor. Penguin has a bath and his mother gives him a rubdown. Penguin sees Gordon as a trusted friend. This was good but barmy with complete lunacy and oddness.
MCU arrest and drag off Gordon. Barbara annoys. Bullock cracks the case and the resolution is straight out of an old ‘Space Precinct’ ep. Aspersions are made and Penguin makes a dramatic entrance.
“Some ancient murdering goat spirit.”
“No I’m not alright!”
“I’m in a déjà vu acid flashback.”
“The filthy tomcat!”
“Some hussy’s demon purse!”
“He bum-rushed me wearing animal horns.”
“We Easter egged it.”
“Gotham 7 goat watch.”
“This was somehow inappropriate.”
“Those are awful magazines detective.”
“Quit saying that.”
“I steamed it nice.”