Written by: Jeffery Bell
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Plot: Skye is rushed to a S.H.I.E.L.D. medical facility to save her life. The doctors are only able to stabilize her, forcing Coulson to bring her to the S.H.I.E.L.D. location where he was revived. Agents John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt) board the Bus in order to claim Ian Quinn, who Garrett’s men had been pursuing, and bring him to the Fridge for questioning, as Coulson refuses to turn him over. Garrett compromises with Coulson when he realizes he is keeping Quinn until he can save Skye. Through interrogating Quinn, Coulson and Garrett learn that the Clairvoyant made Quinn shoot Skye, so he could learn how Coulson came back from the dead. Fitz and Simmons, who are looking over Coulson’s medical files, realize that S.H.I.E.L.D. did not revive Coulson, rather a place known as the “Guest House”. They realize a specific drug would be there to help Skye. At the “Guest House”, Coulson, Ward, Garrett and Fitz enter and find the place rigged with explosives after taking out the only guards. Fitz is able to find the drug, while Coulson finds a room marked “T.A.H.I.T.I.” Inside, Coulson finds additional drugs as well as the upper half of a blue-skinned humanoid corpse. All are able to get out before the facility implodes, with Fitz getting the drug to Simmons in time to save Skye, despite Coulson’s reservations, based on what he saw. In the final scene, Lorelei (Elena Satine) arrives at a motel in Death Valley and comes across a newlywed couple. She mesmerizes the man, who drives away with her, leaving his wife at the motel.
Review:I’m late on this review, so sorry about that! Truthfully, I have very little to say about this episode, but most of what I have to say is still very very good.
The pacing in this episode in particular was quiet strong, with the plot having a huge sense of urgency. I LOVE how Quinn is handled in this episode, and I was very happy to see him basically get what he deserves.
Also, can I get a hell yeah for Bill Paxton? Because adding a sprinkle of Bill Paxton to your project is never a bad thing. Bill is great in this episode, and his chemistry with Clark Gregg was pitch perfect.
The main thing that got to me about this episode…is the added details we got in terms of how Coulson returned from the dead.
Lets address the giant dead blue guy in the room.
I saw this episode with Agent Earl and when we saw this we both freaked the hell out! This partially explains the strange starfield that Coulson saw in his visions, but it still leaves more room to explore what’s going on. I’m just glad there’s more to his resurrection then “we fixed your brain”.
I read that the body is probably a Frost Giant…but I’m pulling out hope that it’s not. Frost Giants aren’t the only blue aliens in the Marvel Universe….
Hey, a fanboy can dream right? Kree or Frost Giant, it’s a crazy weird mystery that the show has been building on, and it’s working.
Sorry for the shortness of this weeks review, but next week should be exciting as we get our first real crossover with the movies as Thor’s Sif makes an appearance!