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Even though the series really came on strong in the last 1/4 of the season, I was still a bit worried it was enough for ABC to renew the show. Can breath a sigh of relief as they make the cut. Very good news to hear. Never thought I would even be in this position to be happy for a show I was on the verge of quitting early into the season.
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Added Episode 21: Ragtag
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Ragtag



Ragtag seems to have taken a huge chunk of pages from Arrow, especially with the flashback set up of Agent Ward and again with the Deathlok Army. Now this isn't a bad thing, but it does draw attention to itself in a big way since Arrow is basically using the same story line. Actually, they have a leg up in that department since the episodes have aired prior to SHIELD. As I said, it's not a bad thing as I'm enjoying the series immensly. I like that half of this episode was devoted to Agent Ward origin and how he came to be and how his past connects to John Garrett.

Arrow uses flashbacks in every episode to flesh out the back story. Up till now, there hasn't been a flashback-heavy episode and the story involving Agent Ward was very good. The other similarity in set up has to do with amassing an Army of Super soldiers. In Arrow it's Deathstroke Army where everyone looks like the Original with their mask. In SHIELD, it's the Deathlok Army where everyone has their Infrared Eye. Overall, I really dug this episode. Some very funny moments as well, especially Coulson and May dressing up and acting like Fitz and Simmons. Powerful scene involving Fitz and Simmons pleading for Ward to come back to the 'Good side' as he dumps them off in the ocean. Big reveal in announcing that Skye may be a human / alien hybrid and that Garrett was and is the first incarnation of Deathlok. Can't wait to watch the Season Finale.
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Beginning of the End



The same way I felt about Arrow's Season Finale is the same way I feel about Beginning of the End. It was great, but not perfect. I was just expecting something 'BIGGER' with the showdown between what's left of SHIELD and Garrett. It kind of ended before it began and having Deathlok as the main reason why it ended so fast was kind of a cheat in a way. With his Son now protected, he had no allegiance to Garrett. If we couldn't get the ultimate fight between Coulson and Garrett, we at least got it with May kicking the ever loving sh*t out of Agent Ward. I guess he really is HYDRA as there was no 11th hour reveal that he was working as a double agent. Looks like Agent Antoine Triplett will be his permanent replacement from here on out.

Really dug the scene between Fitz and Simmons and him basically surrendering his life to protect her, finally having the courage to tell her how he has always felt about her. A noble jesture that she won't soon forget. He's still alive, but at what cost though? That won't be addressed until next season. This scene leads directly into the first of two very surprising moments. Simmons swims up to the surface of the Ocean to be rescued by.....NICK FURY (Sam Jackson)!! How cool was that. The first 'Key' player from the Marvel Films to drop in on the gang (all apologies to Cobie Smulders). The second surprise was seeing Patton Oswalt's character pop up at the end. So, Coulson now has the burden of rebuilding SHIELD as he takes over from Fury as he goes into hiding. Interesting teaser happens at the end when Flowers tells an unseen figure (dripping blood from his hands) that she has found his daughter Skye. Another thing to look forward to next season.

As for Garrett. He was killed off....twice. The first time they killed him and stuffed into a body bag, I knew he wasn't done for. So later, he somehow manages to pull himself into the 'Healing Chair' or whatever it was called and as the process began to create him into a more reconizable version of Deathlok, the viewer (myself included) is left to shout out "HELL YEAH!" at the possibilties of what could come later in Season 2 or the movies. Well, that was all dashed as Coulson fires a kill shot from the Particle Beam, exploding him into a million pieces. If you're gonna go out like that, best to go out in a blaze of glory. Bill Paxton will be missed. He was awesome in the role.
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