SHIELD, Villains, and Honesty
They say honesty is the best policy, but whoever said that probably didn't have an article or blog to write and zero inspiration. With that said, welcome to one of my best blog posts ever.
The problem is that I can't ignore last night's episode of SHIELD. It featured important new information as well as a constant stream of tension that succeeded in continuing SHIELD's newfound quality. I could easily bullet point the necessary information for you, but let me tell you, bullet points aren't sexy; I don't care what they say in Bullet Points 101.
The big news (SPOILER ALERT, sorta... unless you've seen Winter Soldier in which case you probably understand more about this topic than I do) Nick Fury lives! No, we don't get an appearance from Samuel L Jackson yet, but you've gotta think that's coming soon, right?
Of more pressing concern is the lack of time remaining this season and the amount of clean up left to be done. Hydra is crushing it and now has Raina to work on the T.A.H.I.T.I Project to complete stage 3 of the project.(Speaking of which, does this remind anyone else of the horrible eugenics programs in the US and Europe during the 30s and 40s? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?)
Ward actually being a Hydra agent is still unbeknownst to Coulson's team. With Ward's arrival at super-secret-station Providence, one would think that next week's episode will focus on that conflict. But I could be wrong; it's been known to happen.
Additionally, Ian Quinn is back and reunited with his gravitonium, which should cause SHIELD (or whatever we are calling the ragtag remnant of the once mighty organization) plenty of headaches. And let's not forget the group of prisoners (can we call them a murder of prisoners???) who were released from the Fridge. You've got to be pretty bad to be locked up in the Fridge, so I suspect we will see the freed prisoners cause more headaches too.
All that should make for four, exciting, jam-packed episodes to close out the season. And honestly, exciting and jam-packed is the best policy for any TV show.