TV Review: “Agents of SHIELD” – “Scars”

Written by Danielle Sing May 08, 2015

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“Agents of SHIELD” returns this week with “Scars”. Being the first episode since “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and having a promise of everything changing from last week’s episode, there were high expectations. While this episode did answer some questions from last week and had a few ties in from “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, nothing really changed. “Scars” followed the same slow pace, high tension formula as most of the season but the episode felt like a filler for next week’s two hour season finale.

In “Scars”, we learn that Raina’s (Ruth Negga) vision of “metal men” was true and that Theta Protocol was a Helicarrier used to help save the citizens of Sokovia. Raina and Gordon break into the SHIELD ship to discover a Kree artifact that could destroy the Inhumans. The Agents discover this and plan to visit Afterlife with Skye (Chloe Bennet) as a liaison. The Agents agree on Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) to meet with the Inhumans and Jiaying (Dichen Lachman) starts to distrust Raina after Cal’s (Kyle MacLachlan) advice. When Gonzales and Jiaying meet, Jiaying believes he will use the Kree artifact on her people. She kills Gonzales and shoots herself to start a war. In that quick synopsis, nothing suggests this episode came right after “Avengers: Age of Ultron” other than Raina’s vision and the Helicarrier.

“Our ancient ancestors called themselves Inhumans and we just want to be left alone.”

Since “Scars” is the second last episode of this “Agents of SHIELD” season, some questions have started to be answered. We learn that Theta Protocol was a Helicarrier, guarded by one of the many Patton Oswalt’s characters. Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) never left Kara (Maya Stojan), it was a part of their plan to go after Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki ) – Kara has a grudge with her over something that happened in the past. We’ll never know what Gonzales wanted with powered people, but his intent may come to light after this upcoming war with them. Since there was a lot of questions left unanswered from season one and from the first-half of season two, it was a pleasant surprise to have some answers.

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Throughout the second “Agents of SHIELD” season, the audience has been learning a lot about Skye’s past and about her parents, Cal and Jiaying. We’ve learned a bit about their relationship, but haven’t seen a glimmer of what their dynamic was like until this episode. In “Scars”, Jiaying talks about her feelings towards Cal and how he still has those same qualities. Most of this season it seemed like Jiaying was the calm counterpart to Cal, but we get to see Jiaying’s aggressive side. Jiaying has always been protective of her people and it’s interesting to see how far she would go to protect them.

“How dare you compare your scars to mine.”

When watching this “Agents of SHIELD” episode, I felt like the story line would still make sense if you had not seen the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” film. With the expectation of everything changing from Raina’s vision in “The Dirty Half Dozen”, this episode was underwhelming. While it followed the same formula that I have been applauding in past episodes, that formula is now feeling too repetitive so it’s getting boring. “Agents of SHIELD” used to have a lot of action, and the second season has only had a few good fight sequences. “Scars” seems like a filler for next week’s two hour finale, so hopefully there will be more action with Jiaying declaring war on SHIELD.

My Rating: 7.5/10

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