Did you give up on Marvel’s Agents of Shield in Season One? After a fascinating pilot it couldn’t hold your interest? Are you tired of people telling you it is getting better? Well let me tell you. I have been where you are. I almost gave up on this series after a few episodes. However after hearing that Agents of Shield was going to become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe I reevaluated.

The Easter Eggs were already my favorite part of this tv show. Every time Thor or Iron Man was referenced I smiled. The longer I stuck around the more I became invested in these new characters and the pieces they provide to the overall puzzle.

Now in Season Three the characters are developed and the plot is fast, complex and exciting. An alien substance called terrigen has contaminated the water supply. The fish were affected and terrigen entered the human population through the consumption of fish oil pills. Humans with a specific genetic mutation began to exhibit special abilities. These talents vary person to person. Some affect your physical form while others do not. Some have dangerous consequences. All seem to share one trait. Learning how to control and use these new abilities appear difficult for all undergoing this experience.

There is a new task force tracking down those that are now classified as Inhumans. Shield too is searching for these powerful people. Shield wants to help them and train them. Coulson knows first hand that there are things Earth needs to be defended against. He has tasked Daisy with finding these gifted people and building a team. A team of those like herself. People to whom the terrigen has given powers.

Agent Ward has switched sides. I think he holds agent May responsible for the death of agent 33. Grant Ward is currently building a team with Hydra. We have Shield versus Hydra. We have Coulson verses Rosalind and the ATCU. We have Lash hunting people with powers. Did I mention Lash? He is big. He is blue and you don’t want to mess with him.

My favorite story of the Season so far is that of Fitz and Simmons. Jemma was studying an artifact Shield acquired from NASA when she was swallowed by it. It transported Agent Simmons to a desert planet cloaked in a near eternal night. Fitz is desperate to save her and will go to any length to do so. The other challenges facing Shield are of no consequence to Fitz until Simmons is safe.

As you can see Season Three has a little bit of something for everyone. There are action and adventure with epic fight scenes to get your blood pumping. A lot of mystery to keep your brain guessing. Romance that’ll make your heart melt. Of course if that is not enough there are aliens, superpowers and portals to other planets. So stop by ABC Tuesdays 9/8c to get your weekly dose of awesome while you wait for the next Marvel movie to hit theaters. Do you need to catch up? Season One and Two are streaming on Netflix. Season Three is streaming on Hulu. Then come back here to Golden Spiral Media where Mike and Dave break down and analyze the facts on The Sandbox Podcast. Get your level 7 clearance today!


Which Shield Plot are you Enjoying Most?

  • Fitz/Simmons (53%, 9 Votes)
  • Inhumans/Lash (24%, 4 Votes)
  • Ward and Hydra (24%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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