In Review: Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire

As Ghost Rider's quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D

Synopsis: As Ghost Rider’s quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Mack must rely on an unlikely ally in their time of desperate need. Meanwhile Daisy reunites with a familiar face to stop the Watchdogs.

Review: Things heat up both literally and figuratively as Coulson and Mack form an unlikely alliance with Robbie aka Ghost Rider in order to figure out what the ghost people are after.

The key lies with Robbie’s Uncle who knows that the former scientist’s who are now ghosts were after an ancient book.

Meanwhile Daisy reconnects with Agent Simmons and once Daisy’s injuries are tended to. The two go off on a quest to intercept James (The Bomb Guy) from last season.

Meanwhile May is still recovering from her injuries and is being tended to by Fitz, Radcliffe and the android Aida. The two Doctors are using May to test Aida’s social skills routines. Which is all well and good, but doing so in such a way that it makes May look like a total dumb ass is kind of a disservice to one of the shows smartest characters.

Meanwhile back at Jame’s shop. Daisy and Simmons learn that James has been helping the Watchdogs and fall prey to them. Thankfully Ghost Rider comes charging to their rescue with Coulson and Mack.

The fight scene between James and Ghost Rider is awesome and worth the price of admission, but as far as this particular episode goes. Its sort of a mixed bag.  On the one hand we get some fun character beats and Fitz and Simmons get some character development, but on the other Agent May’s character comes off looking like a total dunce for not figuring out that Aida is not who she appears to be. Even when Fitz pretty much gave the farm away by quickly interceding for the android.

Marvel's Agents Of Shield - Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire
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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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