Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Lockup
October 30, 2016 4:12 PM - Season 4, Episode 5 - Subscribe

"May, want to go to prison? It could be Taco Tuesday."

"It was a death experience. I'm over it."
"It didn't feel like a trip to Tahiti."

Mace takes a darned good photo!

"This really IS Taco Tuesday."

"I saw you. Don't let it go to your head."

"Brawling is for the young pups. I'm reformed, man."

Interesting way to get out of lie detection, Simmons.

"If you're looking for Robbie, he's off hating himself somewhere else."
posted by jenfullmoon (5 comments total)
I'm... honestly really liking this season, and this episode was particularly good. SHIELD has gone from a show that I followed largely for the sake of completeness to downright fun.

* It amuses me that the part of this they're really nailing is the fire-skulled demon powered murderous vigilante antihero. On network television. And they're not going the Wolverine route, trying to make him all extra-friendly. In this episode in particular, they're playing up that Ghost Rider might be a good guy, but he's not Batman, he's more like the Crow, and he would both freak normal people out, and he operates completely beyond the law in ways that are unacceptable.

I like that.

* I don't mind emo Daisy, but it's jarring every time talk about it comes back to Lincoln. They had zero chemistry. I'd rather she were more of a Magneto-ish figure, just worried about her people generally.

* Daisy's fight scene was great, although I am annoyed about them whacking her with the nerf bat.

* The ghost-fried guards were great.

* Coulson's force shield was awesome.

* I like Mace. He's a good choice for Director, although I'm with whomever suggested that maybe Simmons should be shooting for the post in the long term. (I appreciate that his style is internally consistent and very different from both Coulson and Fury.)
posted by mordax at 5:46 PM on October 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

So does Simmons know what Mace was lying about or was that just a good bluff?
posted by phearlez at 11:03 AM on October 31, 2016

It amuses me that the part of this they're really nailing is the fire-skulled demon powered murderous vigilante antihero.

I'm not really getting the UNQUENCHABLE THIRST FOR VENGEANCE vibes from the actor. He seems mildly peeved most of the time.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:11 AM on November 1, 2016

His thirst for vengeance did screw up the mission and as far as he knows get the third most important person in his life killed (One and two being his little brother and his car). I wouldn't go as far as "unquenchable" but I'll definitely give them "problematic addiction to vengeance."

And yeah, I liked all of the previous seasons (even season 1! I binged it.) but this is definitely the best so far. Here's hoping to a couple more after this.
posted by fomhar at 5:09 PM on November 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

... and I almost don't miss Bobbi and Hunter (almost, I said).
posted by arzakh at 4:30 AM on November 2, 2016

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