REVIEW: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC – Pilot Episode Recap & Review

REVIEW: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC – Pilot Episode Recap & Review

By Yael

The most anticipated new show of the 2013 Fall season has premiered. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. answered plenty of questions and set up what’s sure to be an interesting season of Television. If you haven’t seen Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. yet then read no further and consider this your official SPOILER ALERT! 
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. picks up where the Avengers movies left off – the “Battle of New York” has occurred; people of Earth are aware of The Avengers and people with super-human abilities. 

The episode opens with a man, Mike, entering a tall office building after it has just exploded. He climbs up the walls of the building and enters the top floor, finds a woman inside, and jumps out the window only to land safely with the woman in his arms. As a crowd gathers, Mike puts down the woman and flees. Unfortunately for him, the entire event is caught on phone cameras and is immediately uploaded for the world to see. 

We are then introduced to sexy Agent Grant Ward and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, including the return of the late Agent Coulson (whose death is explained rather nicely. Thanks Joss). Lastly, we meet a woman named Skye, who runs an online organization that works to bring information to the people, ‘The Rising Tide.’

Now that introductions have been made, and the Coulson thing has been addressed, the story of the episode is laid out – the woman who was saved from the building is a doctor who created the “centipede” which gave Mike superhuman strength. But of course, the serum isn’t stable and the last patient to use it exploded. Now the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have to find Mike before he explodes. 

In the end they stop Mike from exploding (and without killing him) and Skye is offered a position on the team. Will she stay? The obvious answer is yes. But will the show be able to stay interesting and entertaining enough to last the year??? Who knows. 
What did YOU think of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Leave your thoughts in the comments and don’t miss all new episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesdays at 8pm only on ABC. 

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