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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “FZZT” Review

09 Nov

Howdy ladies and gents, time for my review of episode 6 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. entitled “FZZT”  Now this show has been up and down in terms of its quality since its inception, I personally have liked this show, I just think it needs more of a solid direction. Does “FZZT” make give us a good episode or a bad one? Read on and find out!

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As usual in these reviews I’m just gonna present the plot and then say what I liked and what I didn’t like. Cool? Okay let’s keep going.

The Plot

In this episode Simmons becomes infected with an alien virus after exposing herself to a group of people that have come into contact with a Chitauri helmet.

IAIN DE CAESTECKER, ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE

What I Liked

The plot was pretty good and while it didn’t feel as large in scale as previous episode, I liked the more intimate nature of the episode especially with the team. I definitely liked the beginning. Like “Eye Spy” this episode had an interesting, dark and creepy introduction that left you thinking just what exactly would unfold later on. The key thing that stood out in this episode was the improved screen time and character development for Fitz and Simmons. THANK GOD! These two have been the weakest links in Coulson’s crew and they really needed a moment in the sun and thanks to Simmons’ virus and Fitz’s attachment to her this lead to a lot more fleshing out of their history, their personalities and what each of them do in a moment of crisis. I think Elizabeth Henstridge got given some good material to work with and I actually felt for her when I thought she was gonna die and Simmons showed that she could also be pretty courageous too.

IAIN DE CAESTECKER, MING-NA WEN, CHLOE BENNET, CLARK GREGG, BRETT DALTON

Outside of the character development for Fitz and Simmons, there were some great moments for Coulson which again related how feels different after the events in New York. It seems like even Coulson is aware how different he is and he’s starting to question his abilities and mentality. The scene when he was talking to the fireman  was deep and then the moment with Melinda May when he was talking about his medical report were some of my favourite moments and continues to highlight Coulson as one of the best dudes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Melinda May was also good in this episode, again her role was slightly smaller, but I did enjoy her conversations with Coulson and that point near the end of the episode when she talked to him about being different, that was some deep stuff yo. Loved it.

Agent Ward was also pretty good as he was the only person giving Skye a hard time after the events of the previous episode, plus he skydived to save Simmons so that gives him points too. Oh and lastly  Agent Blake, played by Titus Welliver was cool, I never saw him in Item 47, but I liked how his character was so stern and didn’t give a fuck about Coulson’s situation.

What I Disliked

And now for the stuff I didn’t like. Firstly I was annoyed with the fact that everyone was so casual with Skye considering that gravity of what she did to the group in the previous episode. I thought she was meant to be on probation, but everyone besides Agent Ward seemed to forget that. As dramatic as things got for Fitz and Simmons, for a while I couldn’t really feel worried for these two because of their lack of development. Also this show still seems to have a heavy reliance on references to other Marvel films like The Avengers, like it is too afraid to dive into other comic book source material or create stuff on its own.

MING-NA WEN, CHLOE BENNET, ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE, BRETT DALTON, CLARK GREGG, IAIN DE CAESTECKER

In conclusion “FZZT” was a pretty emotional episode and much-needed one too. The show finally gave some spotlight to Fitz and Simmons and added a few layers to them which is something these two definitely needed if they wanted to stay relevant with the group. This episode wasn’t a game-changer by any means and there are still more room for improvement with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but so far the show is advancing in the right direction.

Rating: 8/10 (An emotional episode that gave good development for Fitz and Simmons)

So what did you think of “FZZT“? Whatever your thoughts drop them below and I’ll see ya again for episode 7! 😀

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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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4 responses to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “FZZT” Review

  1. sidekickreviews

    November 10, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I pretty much feel exactly the same as you on this episode. Titus Welliver is cool and I hope he’s a reoccurring character this season. If I recall, Item 47 is about a couple that gets some leftover alien tech from the battle of new york so it’s fitting Agent Blake returns in this episode which has a similar connection. I don’t mind the break from focussing on Skye. I do think she needs to earn back the trust of the team in future episodes. This episode’s strength is the emotion, heartfelt moments and genuine danger. I hope future episodes uses this ingredients more often. Great review as always!

     
    • Hypersonic55

      November 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Hey man, glad we’re on the same page on this episode, glad that someone else is still giving this show the time of day like I am.

      Titus Wellliver is a kick ass dude and I hope he returns later on in the show too. And yeah less focus on Skye was great, I was just bugged that the repercussions of her actions weren’t overly felt in this from from the rest of the team besides Ward.

      This was a Fitz and Simmons episode and their moments were the most important, especially Simmons, I think I love her now lol.

      Definitely need more episodes like this. 🙂

       
  2. myreelpov

    November 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This was my favourite episode so far. Fitz and Simmons did need some more development so I was pleased about that, and is Sky annoying anyone else?? I think the fact they didn’t say much about it though could be due to the fact that quite a bit of time usually passes between each episode, they cant be angry with her forever and they just think she was protecting her boyfriend – they don’t know about their little conversation regarding the fact she is in their for the intel! Anyhoo, haven’t been able to blog much recently but will be posting a Thor review soon and seeing Gravity tonight so I’ll be back – don’t give up on me yet friend! Lol!

     
    • Hypersonic55

      November 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Evening Claire, so glad you commented on my blog!

      Yeah I hear ya, Fitz and Simmons I’ve liked for a while, but they’ve just been there and really needed some screen time and finally they got it in a very emotional and beautiful way. As for Skye, argh, honestly she’s hot to me, but hotness does not make up for the amount of annoying humour and double crossing she has done to the team. And now that you’ve mentioned that I guess I can see why her little incident was left a little unnoticed.

      Yeah I saw your Thor review was up, can’t wait to read it and PLEASE do a review on Gravity, I will guarantee my comments be there asap! 😄

       

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