This week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a lot going on, which was both a good and bad thing. “The Things We Bury” takes a look at how the leader of Hydra, Whitehall, has managed to stay young all of these years, what the Obelisk has to do with the hidden city that Coulson discovered the existence of last week, a closer look at Skye’s parents, and finally delves more into the relationship between Grant Ward and his brother, Christian. Everything is starting to come together and sounds like it will all come to a head in the following episodes, which is something I am excited about. I want to see a serious showdown between Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D happen sometime in the near future and see the best agents both groups have to offer pitted one on one in a battle of wits or strength.
The only downside of the way this episode is that I kind of felt like there was this hurried sense to fit everything into the episode at once. Instead of fleshing out some of the storylines a bit more, there is mostly a quick look at each until the next episode where the storyline may pick back up again. This is not always an issue, but it would be nice to encounter a few episodes that just focus on one group and get the story completed in one episode instead of a spanning the whole season. That being said, however, the closer we get to the mid-season finale, the better the show is getting at bringing these things together and making sure the episodes coincide with each other more, so I can only hope that it continues to go down this path and finishes off the fall season with a bang!
Catch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesdays on ABC at 9/8c!
-Megan Highwind has left the party.