The Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer team knows the chips are stacked against Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show’s premise was literally blown up during Captain America: Winter Soldier and the show can only name-drop most of its theatrical brethren without expecting Thor or the Hulk to actually appear. And so despite the Honest Trailer crew’s mocking of the show, they’re impressed the show works as well as it does … from what they’ve heard.
You would think that after the reveal that former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent-turned-über bad guy Ward (Brett Dalton) was actually a member of Hydra, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most controversial ‘ship would be put to rest. But here we are in season 3 and the SkyeWard fans just can’t seem to let go.
Let’s just get this first part out of the way: “Now she’s not Skye and he’s not Ward,” executive producer Jed Whedon says with a laugh.
Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes): Elizabeth Henstridge talks filming her S.H.I.E.L.D. bottle episode
Earlier this year, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did something so far unprecedented in their 50+ episode run: in order to explain what happened when Jemma Simmons was swallowed up by a monolith and transported to an alien planet, they tossed out their usual narrative formula in favor of a bottle episode called “4,722 Hours.” Hailed by fans and critics alike, the episode was a showcase for actress Elizabeth Henstridge, who captured our emotions and our attention as she carried out a journey that featured only one other guest actor — and no regular cast members.
Calling any villain the “best” sounds wrong; after all, no bad guy is worthy of said superlative. But when it comes to superhero stories on the small screen (of which there are now so many), there are 20 antagonists who get to be a bit more colorful, cruel, or kinetic.
If you’ve watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and coveted Daisy Johnson’s clothing, or that Blondie shirt that Melinda May wore undercover, or one of Mockingbird’s many outfits, you’re familiar with Ann Foley’s work as the series’ resident costume designer. Foley is just one of the many unsung heroes that help make a world of Inhumans, secret agents, and superheroes a little more stylish … and a lot more interesting.
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Perhaps because we are living in an age of “too much television,” or perhaps because network heads are finally beginning to see the value of presenting more diverse outlooks, 2015 was an incredible year for women in television.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the midseason finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!
It’s been two seasons in the making, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally rid the world of a great evil: Ward. But, naturally, there was a twist!
At the beginning of the season, we learned that “Maveth” is the Hebrew word for “death.” It’s a word we would hear over and over, mostly in relation to the monolith. But “death” has also been seen throughout the season in other ways: through losing those we love fatally (Rosalind), through losing those we love non-fatally (Garner), and through losing our sense of self (Simmons). The winter finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. made it very clear that even though Ward believes the monolith gave him life (more on that later on), death is still very much a threat for these characters.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!
Man, Coulson truly is unlucky-in-love.
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