October 22, 2013
I know I like JUST posted, but I found other stuff I wanted to comment on.
My only real complaints are that it sort of felt like two half-hour episodes instead of one full one, and the blue-screen effects at the end with Simmons and then Ward were completely horrible and ridiculous.
I agree with the blue screen effects SO MUCH. While I loved the drama and bravery of jumping out of the plane (more on Simmons' part than Ward's) I feel that a show shouldn't put in unnessecary SFX if they don't have the budget to pull it off. The whole skyjumping scene looked painfully fake and not only did it pull me out of the scene (instead of thinking 'oh god oh god, are they gonna die?' I was thinking 'wow, that sure is some cheapass blue-screen' and it was annoying.
Director E said
Fitz expression at the end... some are speculating he's realized he loves Jemma. I'm not convinced that's it. I think this was an ep where both Fitz & Simmons suddenly realized how much they love each other but whether or not it was a romantic thing is a whole other issue.
I've seen a lot of speculation online about the Fitzsimmons romantic pairing or ship or whatever. Personally, I can't see it flying. Sure, their interactions are cute - but they're cute in a purely platonic, brother-sister way. Their dynamic is very casual, with no sexual tension of any kind, and I prefer them more that way. Besides, simply in terms of interesting viewing, wouldn't it be more interesting to have a male-female best friend couple on a show who never have any romantic inclinations towards each other? Not to mention there's already massive chemistry between Ward and Skye and if they start giving everyone on the bus potential mates it's gonna turn into a teen soap opera.
Then the question is : Why does Coulson pick this cases to investigate? What is he looking for? There must be a line of investigation.
The only hint of the bracelet works is the sentence from Coulson when he said "You would find more difficult to approach electronic devices" when he handles it to Miles, so we should assume how it works. I assume it would prevent the subject to use a computer, but once granted the use i don't see how could it prevent Skye to keep digging into SHIELD mainframe. How much lives will Coulson risk to keep giving Skye oportunities?
Your first sentence absolutely intrigued me, because it's honestly the first time I've ever considered the idea that Coulson is picking these cases for a reason, in which case I'm fascinated to find out why, or what he's searching for. With some of them, I believe that the team were just the closest SHIELD agents to the problem? Did anyone else think that? Or am I making this up? Either way, the idea that Coulson is deliberately choosing cases not just because they interest him, but with an ulterior motive is one that I'd love to see explored further.
Skye actually gives a really good piece of exposition about how the bracelet works, but it's in the guise of a whiny and really annoying temper tantrum/rant, so a lot of people may have tuned it out. I didn't feel it was particularly in keeping with her character, and it was mostly just there to tell everyone how the bracelet worked. So yeah, awkward. Anyway, what she basically said was that it tracks her every move online etc and... other stuff which I can't remember right now because its late and I'm sleepy. But I suggest a second viewing of the episode, because she does go into detail about how it works.
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October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
This episode surpassed the pilot as my favorite episode so far. (the pilot had that great speech/debate at the end, but this episode made me really feel for the characters for the first time)
* did anyone else notice that Ward told skye he wished he could "Punish something"? i thought that was a bizarre choice of words. ! Wrote up rant about it over in the Characters discussion area (awaiting moderation). but the short of it is: I hope it turns out Ward's older brother is quite the Punisher.
* I teared up a bit when Fitz layed out how Simmons was always by his side - then stopped abruptly stopped talking. I took it to mean he just realized she loved him, and didn't want to embarass her. Though I guess it could just mean he realized how he long he'd had his best friend by his side. But if he was realizing she carried a torch for him - it'd add a little extra oomph to his frustration that Ward saved her.
... Coulson just basically told Agent Blake that he's willing to take SHIELD on if he thinks he should be making a different call, so I think that this short conversation is a very important set up. And the little swipe at Lola... priceless.
Totally agree! I thought that was a great stinger, clearly setting up a strong rivalry to come (with very subtle details).
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November 20, 2013
September 20, 2013
Agent OxygenZero said
question still remains, what does F.Z.Z.T. stands for?
We finally have an answer from an official source: Agent M, or Ryan Pentagos, the Executive Editorial Director for Marvel, was asked this question on Tumblr, and he asked Megan Tomas Bradner, Agents of SHIELD producer, about it.
The answer is as Agent Howie suggested - FZZT is not meant to be an acronym, it is meant to represent the sound the disease makes when it propagates (the static discharge of electricity).
So the name of the episode is actually FZZT, not F.Z.Z.T.
It's blue skies from here on out.
No, the name of the episode is F.Z.Z.T. it's still supposed to represent the sound, it's like them putting their names on their director chairs with dots in it, it's done for fun Marvel & ABC both published it this way so it's canon
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November 20, 2013
Thinking about it, the car keep the children protected. That way any "faraday cage" could prevent the electromagnetic pulse from affect the plane.
Also, didn't should Ward be infected by Simmons discharge?
"Time to grow up, kid -- time to stop playin' pretty girl and face some hard facts.
There are questions you will not get answers to.
There are things going on that you do not get to know about.
And rest assured, I will never slip up in case you feel like bein' coy."
-Colonel Nicholas J. Fury.
As a Volunteer Fire Fighter, I have to say, alien virus or not, I've faced crap that scared the hell out of me, and I had someone sit with me, like Coulson did at the station. I can't say just how much I appreciated that, just having someone I could talk to, who was there to listen to me say just how scared I was. I've also lost Brothers and Sisters, it still hurts thinking of them, so next time you see a Fire Fighter when you're out and about, just smile and wave, or maybe shake their hand. Just a smile from someone in my area was amazing when it happened.
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