Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S01E12: Seeds (spoilers)

Which really should have sent the truck flying off the edge, not to mention Donny and the stiff. Physics, thou art a heartless bitch.

I was leaning that way too, but the licensing issue would prevent it. Found some discussion over on Television Without Pity, and it looks like this is Blizzard with a new origin story.

IMDB cast listing confirms Blizzard

If the show is this good every week, it will be a show I’m happy to keep watching, even if it’s nowhere near its potential. So, mild yay?

(I don’t think anything that happened implies that Skye necessarily has POWERS, by the way. She could be some important key or mystery with secrets encoded in her DNA and thus the baddies really really want to find her while remaining 100% human herself. On the other hand, that’s a lot less likely than that she is an alien or an asgardian or something.)

I don’t think Skye is Asgardian. Wouldn’t something like that show up on medical tests, which I assume Skye has had?

Well at least she’s not related to May. I’m pretty sure half of this board would have quit the show right there.

Not if she got the Donald Blake treatment.

I don’t think this has been established. They did say something about Hunan province in China so I think it’s possible that May could still be involved somehow.

I’ll have to rewatch because I could have sworn the Agent-in-Hiding said that the baddies who were after the baby wanted the baby because of her powers (or wanted to destroy the baby because of her powers).

This was super frustrating to me because they never addressed why during infancy the powers were apparent to the villages and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents yet the powers were completely suppressed hidden the whole time in the foster care system and that Skye herself never became aware of any powers . . . and Coulson never asked the agent WHAT the powers were . . . and Skye never asked Coulson what the powers were.

I can get the commonly done “Person with powers only slowly realizes their powers over the course of time”, but that doesn’t go with the villagers recognizing the powers during infancy and sacrificing their lives to protect the baby with the powers . . . and then the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents sacrificing THEIR lives for the baby with the powers.
So, I have to rewatch it. Maybe they didn’t actually say anything about powers.
They did however refer to her as an 084 (object of unknown origin), and Coulson never asked the agent WHY the baby was an 084!!!

She is May and Ward’s baby, sent back in time to save things when she grows up.

Leading to a season finale with special guest star Tom Hiddleston.

“Skye, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the world.”
“I’ll never join you!”
“If you only knew the power of the Clairvoyant. Coulson never told you what happened to your father.”
“He told me enough! He told me you killed him!”
“No. I am your father.”
“No. No. That’s not true. That’s impossible!”
“Search your feelings, you know it to be true!”

Heh. I think Skye would jump his bones quicker than she could hack the SDMB.

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[li]Donny’s ice power: Is anyone else having trouble with this? Donny invents an ice machine which malfunctions and somehow transfers its power to Donny? Even for a comic book that’s a ridiculous origin story.[/list][/li][/QUOTE]

I’m going to have to assume you haven’t read a lot of comic books. Is it more ridiculous than a Radioactive spider, standing next to an exploding gamma bomb or holding a magic hammer?

Or being injected with mongoose blood (not a radioactive/mutant mongoose, mind you…just…a random mongoose) and getting super-speed or being swallowed by a space-whale and getting Superman-esque powers or falling into a vat of hydroponic fertilizer and being able to grow/control plants?

Yes. Yes, it is. As origin stories goes this falls below the Whizzer (got superspeed from a transfusion of mongoose blood that was given as a treatment for a cobra bite) Bouncing Boy (got “bouncing” power from accidentally drank a bottle of glue instead of soda) and the Atom (got shrinking power from some confusing story about a dwarf star, a diamond ring, and a cave).

It does however rank above the Black Condor’s.

It’ll never happen, but that would be all kinds of awesome.

I just watched it, and the agent said (verbatim) “If she had powers or something, we never witnessed it.” Lots of stuff after that about “I don’t want to know anything about her, stop digging, wherever she goes, death follows” etc., but nothing indicating a reason why she’s an 084 or being hunted. Coulson never asked because the agent said he didn’t know - everyone who knew anything about her past was dead.

Thanks, muldoonthief!

Actually it would be terrible unless clearly a joke. It would really annoy me.

Spoilers for February 4, 2014 episode

can be seen here.