Howdy ladies and gents, time for my review of episode 9 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. entitled “Repairs”. After that horrible speed bump with the last episode review, we’re finally back on track and ready to review the latest episode of AoS, I’ve actually heard some good things on some websites about the show critically and even the viewer ratings have gone up. So is this episode good or not? Read on and find out!
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.
In this episode the agents investigate the strange occurrences of a woman who, they believe, has telekinetic powers.
What I Liked
Well firstly one of the more interesting parts of the episode was the scene early on where we find out that not only DID Agent Ward and May sleep together after the last episode, but that they’ve hooked up more than once! Jesus Christ. Gotta hand it to Ward, he’s got good taste. I’m glad this show doesn’t stick to the whole opposites attract or natural developed relationship stuff. Some co-workers/friends/people just hook up and I’m glad and surprised that it would be these two, but I’m down with it! And speaking of May we got to learn a lot more about her, that she was a lot different in personality to how she is now. We hear from Coulson himself, who was there, about how things went down, how things went tits up and how May tried to fix a problem and how whatever went down changed her forever. May is one of my favourite characters and when we learn more about her, the more I start to like her.
Also the intro to this episode was interesting, Hannah Hutchins (Laura Seay) is a person blamed for an accident that killed several people is being hassled by a man at gas station shop, then it looks like she’s throwing stuff at him with her mind, and then the whole gas station blows up. BAM! That’s cool. So yeah a potential telekinetic on the show? Cool. Then as the episode went on and the true enemy was revealed, that’s when things started to pick up and get interesting.
So yeah the team had to deal with not a girl with telekinetic abilities but a ghost! Nah, he was actually a dude passing through dimensions slowly de-materializing over time by the name of Tobias Ford (Robert Baker). This dude’s disappearing acts lead to some really creepy, tension-filled and horror-like scenes. People were scared, the power got cut and the lights went out, members of the team were attacked, it was like watching a light horror film. This was aspect was helped but some great visual imagery with dark shadows, low-lit lighting, haunting colour schemes and some good camera work. My favourite scene by a mile was the moment when May noticed that the shifting man was in the room, the lights flickered on and off as he got closer, only for her to outwit him and escape, frigging badass!
Outside of that, my only other favourite parts would be the fights with the teleporting man, Tobias who made for an interesting enemy with his crazy shift abilities. The creativity and choreography involved was pretty slick and nice to watch. Oh and Fitz and Simmons trying to play pranks on Skye was so cute, mischievous and childish, haha I loved it.
What I Disliked
Now for the stuff I didn’t like. Even though we learnt more about May, I’m still curious to know exactly went down in her past. I know a lot was divulged and some things are better left to the imagination but I will wanna know so much more. Also Skye, why the hell can she get around, spreading that personality of hers without someone just shutting her up or someone just telling her off. Bloody hell, sometimes her insistent behaviour is kind of annoying.
In conclusion “Repairs” is one of my favourite episodes so far and in my opinion was WAY better than last week’s episode that loads of people seemed to love so much. The focus on May, the crazy shifting man and the interesting visual imagery that felt more like a horror film was totally cool and so much different from what we’ve seen before. The episode wasn’t perfect, but for me I was entertained a lot.
Rating: 8.5/10 (Some cool twists and turns, and a great focus on Melinda May make for cool episode)
So what did you think of “Repairs“? Whatever your thoughts drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya again for episode 10! 😀