Gamersledge Reviews – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 202 “Heavy is the Head”
Hello, and welcome once again to Gamersledge Review’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Debriefed. This week we continued the quest for the obelisk and the team finding its way forward. We pick up immediately following the end of Shadows with the villain on the run with the object and newcomer Lance Hunter trapped in an SUV. May shows up and takes up the chase. Hunter is captured by military forces and we are off. To be honest I am having a hard time trying to write this without spoilers, but we will see where we can get.
With the acquisition from episode 1, the team redoubles its efforts to get cloaking installed on The Bus. This leads to what is probably the oddest pairing thus far, Mac and Chee…I mean Fitz. The interplay is interesting, and will definitely drive the evolution of the story. It also sees the continued involvement of Talbot and the return of a ceratin flower dressed semi-villain. I expect we will be seeing them more throughout the season. We get resolution on a couple of plot points, but mostly we get a furthering of the excellent setup for the season. If the story can get firing on all cylinders like this all season, this show will be unstoppable.
Visually the show continues to deliver. The cinematography keeps being spot on, amazing shots and framing combined with great effects just keeps impressing. We get a good look at Fury’s toolbox which was a pretty sweet effect. Another advantage of being tied to a movie franchise is sometimes you get to utilize a movie special effect that a normal show wouldn’t be able to afford. We saw this in season 1 and the trend continues in season 2. There is a spot in the stinger where there is a little touch done, a minor thing that most probaly won’t notice, but it was very nice. The music was also spot on.
As for the acting it was spot on. Everything feels natural, secrets revealed are done perfectly, and the overall presentation is just spot on. There is one spot of characterization in the stinger that seems a little off, but the presentation is still spot on. Nick Blood’s portrayal of Mr. Hunter is a great addition to the show. There really is’t much else to say, there wasn’t a weak point in the acting. Pacing was about as good as it can get.
As much as I have loved this show and the MCU as a whole, even I have been surprised by the intensity and quality of what amounts to a two-part season premier. If this can be kept up for the entire season it will be amazing. I give this episode 9.5 icebergs out of 10.
SPOILERS AHEAD!!! DO NOT OPEN THIS SECTION UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE EPISODE!