In Review: Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – Meet The New Boss

Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.

Synopsis: Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.

Review: Picking things up from where last week left off. Daisy pays Robbie aka Ghost Rider a second visit in order to find out his agenda and how he fits into the spate of supernatural activity that has been plaguing LA.

Back at Shield HQ Coulson is about to meet the new Director Jeffrey Mace who appears to be somewhat of a slick operator with an agenda of his own, which at present is not 100% clear. But it seems to involved bringing Shield into the public eye.

Meanwhile the ghostly figures that we saw last week may not be ghosts after all. At least not in the traditional sense. They seem to be a team of scientists who wound up being put in some sort of holding box. Either way they are out to try and retake their true human form, but not all of them are on the same page. One is after vengeance, but soon winds up getting dispatched by Ghost Rider.

Back at Shield May is slowly going mad seeing all of the other members of Shield as strangely faceless. Even Coulson who she trusts the most appears to be faceless to her, which drives her mad and highly afraid to the point of trying to fight her way out of Shield HQ. She gets stopped in the end by Mace who reveals himself as an Inhuman and has her packed off to an Asylum.

It’s apparent that Mace has an Agenda and seems to be having it served best by keeping Coulson out in the field as often as possible. When Coulson asks Mace about what treatment May is getting. He is told by Mace that it is confidential and that his objectivity when it comes to Daisy and May is a problem.

Back In LA Robbie reconnects with Daisy, this time without incident and tells her that he maybe the connection to the Ghost people.

Jason O'Mara as Director Mace briefs Coulson (Clark Gregg) in Agents Of Shield

Jason O’Mara as Director Mace briefs Coulson (Clark Gregg) in Agents Of Shield

Jason O’Mara of the Americanised ‘Life On Mars’ fame seemed to get great enjoyment out of his role of Jeffrey Mace. In fact it was perhaps the best acting I had seen him do. Maybe he should play more villains because as the more heroic characters that he has played. He’s always come across as kind of bland. But in this role he seems to have suddenly developed some flavour.

I also enjoyed the interplay between Daisy and Robbie in this episode and have the strong sense that this season could be very much centred on them working the case off book as it were.

Either way it was a solid performance from both Chloe Bennet and Gabriel Luna.

9.5
Marvel's Agents Of Shield - Meet The New Boss
  • Story
    8.8
  • Acting
    9.6
  • CGI
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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