With the DVD release date of Sept. 9 for Season 1 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there's just enough time to watch a couple episodes every day before season 2 begins! And so, a binge rewatch is in order.
And from the beginning, there will be spoilers!
Best episode so far.
From the Rashomon like style, seeing the same story from different point of views…
(Which reminds me, when this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rewatch is done, I need to watch that movie. I also have a western called
…to the undercover antics of the time…
…to the action and the plot twists (many of them coming from the POV story telling mechanic)…
…to Ward trying to activate the holotable…
…to Blonsky's name dropping…
This episode is fantastic.
It has problems. Primarily, Stan Lee.
But it also is where the sense of direction for the show really started to be felt. A bigger conspiracy is hinted at, although the scope of it? Well, nothing prepared us for that!
What about you? How did T.R.AC.K.S. hold up on a repeat viewing?
Next episode: T.A.H.I.T.I.
The rest of this binge rewatch series of articles can be found here.
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Shawn L. says
Even on the first time through I thought this episode was great. It had a Mission Impossible vibe to it. They finally remembered that this was a SPY show.
To call the time jumping in the storytelling “Rashoman” like is in error. Rashoman was about very different and contradictory retellings of a story. This was a structure that was without precedent to my knowledge. One POV is followed to a point. Then another’s POV takes over from a point in the past adding new facts to earlier scenes, then moving forward a bit, then… lather rinse repeat
To me, the ending was a bit weak, but necessary for the larger story they were building.