When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last fall, the drama failed to live up to the hype. This is because even though S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in September, the series had to wait until Captain America was released in April to reveal HYDRA had infiltrated the organization, completely changing the direction of the show. That means they spent nearly eight months simply biding time! But once S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down and clean-cut Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) was revealed to be a sleeper HYDRA agent, the tide began to turn in the show's favor. But was it too little too late?
Executive producer Jeff Bell talked to TVGuide.com about the show's negative reception, what's in store for Season 2 and why fans should give it a second chance.
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's season finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Ding dong, the psychopath is dead!
That's right, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ultimate showdown between villain Clairvoyant, aka John Garrett (Bill Paxton), and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out on top thanks in part to...
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read at your own risk!]
Those who thought Jasper Sitwell running off to Lemurian Star in last week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the ABC series' idea of a crossover with Captain America: The Winter Soldier were sorely mistaken on Tuesday night. In truth, the implications of how Marvel's latest blockbuster will affect the TV offshoot run much, much deeper.
In keeping with the film's big twist...
Ever since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was picked up, there's been one question on everyone's minds: How the heck is Agent Coulson still alive after being brutally stabbed through the heart in The Avengers?
Slowly, but surely, the ABC super series has unraveled that mystery. Thus far, we've learned that Coulson (Clark Gregg) was dead for several days, not a few minutes, and that Director Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) moved heaven and Earth to bring him back to life through several surgeries that also wiped his memories of the experience. More recently, Coulson discovered a secret bunker that housed half a blue alien whose blood, imbued with regenerative powers, saved Coulson's life. It was the same blood that was used to bring Skye (Chloe Bennet) back to life.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Which teammember has been hiding a big secret?
So what the heck was that alien?
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) joined the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team this week. But her arrival wasn't even the most exciting part of the episode. No, that honor belongs to the team member who's been keeping a big secret from Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). But let's first take a look at how we got to this startling discovery...