This week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, “The Writing on the Wall”, split the team up into two different groups each with a different objective throughout the episode. The first group, consisting of Agent May and the field ops team, were put in charge of finding the elusive Agent Ward and bringing him back into custody. Even though new members of the team like Mockingbird and Hunter are completely unknown to Ward, he still manages to keep himself a safe distance from them and capture by strapping himself with an armed bomb and using other tricks along the way. Through some maneuvering and a “present” given to Coulson towards the end of the episode, Ward is able to get away and pursue his brother in what looks to be a promising plot line. From the little we have seen of the older Ward, he is dangerous and so I am intrigued by what happens when these two characters collide in future episodes.
Agent Coulson, Skye, Simmons, Fitz, and the rest, on the other hand, are working on figuring out once and for all the message that is trying to come across from the map that Coulson has been drawing everywhere. Coulson insists on putting himself back into the brain scanning machine to try and come up with the other members of the T.A.H.I.T.I project and figure out which one is murdering the other members and find that person along with, hopefully, the final pieces to the map. Without spoiling too much, I will say that things are starting to come together and Coulson seems to finally be able to make something out of the craze that has been taking over him for so long. Overall, this episode was not particularly interesting to me as it lacked the action and suspense I have loved about the last couple of episodes. On the bright side though, it seems as though the show is setting up for something big and seeing what that is going to be is pretty exciting.
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-Megan Highwind has left the party