Captain America Aftermath Episode Is Make Or Break For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D
Tonight, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air 'Turn, Turn, Turn', an episode set directly in the aftermath of the destructive events from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it may just be the most important episode in the show's short history.
After a slow start, the Marvel TV show has slowly been gathering speed, but it is still falling incredibly short of the expectations held by many Marvel fans. Indeed, the wooden acting and average plot lines seen in the first half of the season would be enough see most shows given the axe, but this isn't most shows. This is a Marvel show, one that the comic book giant want desperately to succeed, so it is understandable that it has been a little extra leeway with which to 'find itself'.
Captain America Spoilers Imminent.....
Turn, Turn, Turn is being dubbed the "most explosive, game-changing episode of the season", and boy do we need it. But if the team behind Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cannot take advantage of a tie-in with arguably the best Marvel movie to date, can it ever hope to succeed. With S.H.I.E.L.D. in disarray, we finally have a little bit of intrigue to sink our teeth into and it will be interesting to see how the TV show links in with the Hydra uprising from Winter Soldier. USA Today recently told of the cast's shock at finding out the plot twists, especially main man, Clark Gregg...
"I'm a little old for it, but i'm the one texting 'OMG! OMG! Oh no you traitor!'," said Gregg. "It's kind of hilarious. People are racing to their cars to read new scripts and find out what new Hydra betrayal is going to be revealed."
And that's exactly the sort of emotion Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is going to need to evoke from its audience tonight if season 1 is going to be considered a success. With a handful of episodes still to be released, statements like this may come across as a bit full-on, but as I mentioned before, if the show can't feed off the momentum set by the cinematic universe it has to rely on its own abilities, which until recently, have been seriously lacking.
Enough of the negativity, though. If the the next couple of episodes can weave deeper into the Hydra infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D, there's a solid chance that there is not only a great end to the season on the cards, but also the possibility of a foundation being built for season 2. After all, as we have learnt with Marvel, it's always a good idea to keep the faith.