Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. s2e20: Scars

Air Date: May 5, 2015

Rating: 6.5/10

As Shield and the Inhumans try to stand on common grounds, it turns out someone might have different plans.

This episode had a weird quality of going back and forth between very tight, story-driven, often-action-packed scenes and very slow sequences that don’t go anywhere. It ends strong though, and makes me want to see what’s coming in the proceeding episodes. But, if this is the transition into this season’s third act, it’s a bit wonky. Hopefully it gets better with the final episodes of the season.

I still have a problem really caring about most of the characters emotional problems. I like Skye, I guess, and Colson, sort of, but it’s barely about them in this episode and their characterization isn’t really what I like about them. I think these scenes of deep emotional drama doesn’t do it for me. I think I’ve mentioned before that these moments have to be earned and this show still has yet to earn it.

SCORING:

+7: Has a lot of good parts

+1: A great ending involving a false flag operation

-1.5: I just don’t care enough about these characters to want to know about their personal lives

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