ridiculous things that happen under the dome:
and yet perhaps the most ridiculous of all is the fact that i continue to watch this show
I think my favorite thing about the latest episode is that there was NO voiceover when Claire was being physically assaulted. Considering how much they used the VO in the early episodes, it probably took a bit of restraint on their part to not include it in that scene, but it was definitely the right choice. Caitriona is such a wonderful actress that without even saying a word, she was able to convey Claire’s fear of Randall, her confusion because he wears her husband’s face, and her physical pain.
I actually prefer the way this scene played out onscreen than in the books because it’s so much more powerful without Claire’s thoughts.
A+ ACTING TOBIAS MENZIES
oof black jack randall is so quietly menacing, exactly how he seemed in the book
Jemma is a little more open.I agree with what you said about Fitz and Ward having a very close friendship but I thought that there was always something between Ward and Jemma that has not been uncovered. When he jumped out of the plane to help her I kept wishing that they would continue into a sort of brother/sister relationship(which obviously never happened).Even though Fitz had a huge reaction to Ward/Hydra, Jemma was not angry but very depressed. Do you think there will be any tension there?
Thanks for the question, rumbelle-and-piemakers! AoS has gotten really amazing with hints and clues in promos, especially with their Art of Level 7 series, which is why I get such a kick out of analyzing them, because everything is so deliberate and has a hidden meaning.
With regards to Simmons and Ward - they definitely are very similar in that they’re both pragmatic, and good at compartmentalizing and focusing on the job. The fact that they have such a similar stance could be indicative of their respective roles in Fitz’s fate. Because Ward was the one who dumped them in the ocean and hurt Fitz deeply on an emotional level, but Simmons is the one Fitz sacrificed his life for. It’s not Simmons’ fault that Fitz was hurt, but we know that she cares deeply about him so she’s definitely going to feel some guilt, just like Ward will probably feel.
And it’s also interesting to note that there’s also a noticeable gap between Simmons and the rest of the core team as well. We saw at the end of season one that she was having some second thoughts about the organization, so this makes sense. While Ward has been forcibly ostracized because of his crimes, Simmons has sort of distanced herself from the team because of her own conflicting beliefs.
About Fitz and Simmons, I definitely think (and eagerly hope) that we see some real tension between them next season, specifically about their loyalties to SHIELD. Fighting sucks, but it’s also necessary for personal growth and mutual understanding. I want to see them start to really challenge each other and push each other. Fitz and Simmons may start out the season apart, but I’m optimistic that by the end of season two, they’ll be back together and stronger than ever.
From all the promos, I guess we can definitively say that Skye is going through quite the transforMAYtion.
I’ll show myself out.
(but honestly, I love how far these two have come and I love them being strong together and learning from each others’ physical and emotional strength and understanding that physical power is good but so are feelings)
Okay so this new promo image from Twitter is super interesting.
First, let’s talk people: we have Trip, Skye, Fitz, May, Coulson, two new characters, Simmons, and Ward.
A quick note on clothing:
Season 2 looks like it’s going to be amazing.
"Shadows" - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources—but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," on the ABC Television Network.
"Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.
Which is wonderful and all, but the BEST part is buried in the list of guest stars:
Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.
I am 10000% here for Peggy flashbacks, preferably as Coulson reminisces about how SHIELD began and where he wants to go from here.
New season, bring it onnnnnn.
I have some thoughts about season 2 of AoS. In my usual fashion, I will now take thousands of words to articulate these thoughts.
The title of the first episode is "Shadows", which is the perfect way to set the tone for the new season while still reminding us of what happened in season one. “Shadows” is a great callback to the last handful of episodes of season one that really focused on the theme of light vs dark, specifically with a couple crucial phrases.
yoooooooo claire has the best fucking wardrobe look at that fur-lined hood and those cuffs like she’s some kind of beautiful stoic russian princess
New footage from the season two teaser:
There is something about the combination of the Ariel hair flip, the way his hair is sticking up in the back, and the grumpy expression that makes me laugh hysterically every single time.
You may recall that Joss Whedon, true to form, gave his old Dollhouse chum Enver Gjokaj a brief […]
And here I thought I couldn’t get any more excited about Agent Carter… the only question left is WHERE’S DICHEN.
The one thing from the book I desperately hope they keep in the show is the part where Jamie tries and fails to wink at Claire.