“Laws of Nature”
Directed by Vincent Misiano
Written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen
AGH! It’s finally back. I’ve been looking forward to the new season, since last season ended. (Come on Marvel. Give us an Agents of SHIELD cameo in one of your movies!) As much as I have been looking forward to it, I have been avoiding spoilers. So, I have no idea about the status of the Inhumans. Where Jemma is. What’s going on with all of the Patton Oswalts. What Coulson is doing with his body part that used to be a hand. What’s up with Ward and Hydra. Did those crystals change the entire world? Will there be one episode with Skye’s Dad as a common place veterinarian with the most excitement being the birth of puppies? Questions! I can’t wait for the answers. I will get them soon.
The big spiky-dreadlocks dude was pretty impressive and scary.
I liked the scene on the train with Coulson and Hunter.
I hope May is back next week.
The scene at the end…
I was puzzled at first because I didn’t recognize the woman. When the scene ended I was wondering who this scared woman on an alien planet was, and the whole thing felt like a non sequitur. Finally it dawned on me… Jemma! :smack:
I’ll find out in the morning if they’re keeping the practice of releasing the episodes to Hulu the next day. That’s how I’ve always watched and that’s what I need to happen if I’m to continue to watch.
Over the past two weeks I’ve binge-watched both the first and second seasons on Netflix.
We really were too hard on the first season in our Threads here. I actually quite enjoyed it this time around. I enjoyed it the first time, but I always had complaints. The binge-viewing probably benefitted from the fact that I now know what the show is whereas on the first time through I was frustrated that it wasn’t what I thought it was supposed to be.
Another benefit of the binge-viewing, for me this show was always really hurt by the weeks off- especially the long gap from December through January each season. Both the first and second seasons are actually very tight when the episodes are viewed back-to-back over a few days or a week or so.
Whedon has made comments that he doesn’t consider Agents to be part of the MCU (and especially felt that bringing back Coulson undermined the main emotional drama of the first Avengers movie). The Marvel movies and Marvel television are apparently run by separate studios, and there’s been reports of friction between the two over issues such as Coulson’s resurrection and the death/rebirth of SHIELD.
I suppose with Whedon leaving the MCU it’s possible things would change, but to me it seems pretty clear that while the TV is treating the movies as canon; the movies are ignoring the TV show. Definitely impacts my desire to keep watching the show.
So you’re saying Joss Whedon has friction between himself and … himself (as he’s co-creator of the TV show and Coulson’s been on it from the get-go) and also his own brother Jed (showrunner for AoS)? There may be different studios involved, but the overlap between the two production teams belies any split. Yes, Joss has said he, personally, doesn’t consider the series canon for the movies, but that’s clearly wishful thinking on his part given the multiple overlaps - and if he gave a damn about emotional impact, Fury would also still be dead…he may not be the most reliable of narrators, there.
True, but Whedon was creative consultant on CA:WS and had substantial input into all of that phase of the MCU. And he definitely had creative input into AoS. He’s a tiny bit of a hypocrite, is what I’m saying.
Just a side question that’s been bugging me for a while now: Where does SHIELD get its funding? Like, when the agency went tits-up after the HYDRA infestation was revealed, who was providing funds to keep the bus operational, payroll, etc?
I’m pretty much over Whedon’s whining about Coulson and the studio involvement.
I get that the studio wanted Coulson back and Joss wanted his brother to get a job and basically said “If you are going to do it, at least let me do it right and let my brother help”… but now he just needs to let go.
I think we’re more likely to see Coulson back in the movies (small cameos) now that Whedon is gone.
I actually thought Lash looked… dumb. Are those feathers?
Did we know Lincoln was a doctor?
Popular comic theory is that Rosalind and her crew is a stand in for Abigail Brand and SWORD whose rights might be tangled in with the X-men.
I’d kill for Jemma to try to flag down a ship and have it buzz overhead playing “hooked on a feeling”