Review: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Proves Dramatic Capability in Mid-Season Finale

December 8, 2014 3:01 PM

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Review: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Proves Dramatic Capability in Mid-Season Finale

The last few months have been ones of re-invention for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Originally conceived as an action/adventure series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everything the show was supposed to be changed when the creative team learned it wasn’t long before S.H.I.E.L.D. would be no more thanks to the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since then, the program’s been looking for ways to be its own entity while still paying respect to its big screen cousins, and thanks to Tuesday’s mid-season finale, it seems to have done just that.

What makes the episode truly stand-out as, quite possibly, the best episode of the series to date is its dramatic chops. Often, when S.H.I.E.L.D. has to tackle something serious that could drastically alter the lives of the team, it does so with puns and jokes to deflect from the gravity of the situ...

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