Saturday, November 5, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Reaction: "The Good Samaritan" (4x06)

Spoilers! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. contains PG-13 level content. 

This week the gang encounters opposition from all sides, including their very own S.H.I.E.L.D. director as things finally come to a head with Lucy the ghost and her insidious plan. Also, we get Ghost Rider's origin story--are there really two of them?! Let's dig into this intense episode!

My Favorite Moments

★ The scenes with Robbie and Gabe were well-acted and well-written. It was really good to see Robbie come clean, both with Gabe and the audience.

★ Honestly, though, it was amusing when Gabe thought Robbie was a secret agent.

★ Robbie's origin story was really harrowing and creepy and everything I could have dreamed of. (Also, is there another Ghost Rider in this universe?)

★ The CGI on Robbie's face when he turned back into a human! It was so stunning! I can't even! (The CGI in general was amazing.)

★ Coulson. For some reason, he was really exciting for me in this episode--probably because he took the reins back a little bit, reminding us of the S.H.I.E.L.D. director Coulson we all know and love.

★ Oh, and the Star Wars references were perfect.

My Least Favorite Moments

★ I feel like I'm somehow wrong, but I really don't like Jeffrey Mace after this episode. Especially after he sent Jemma off to who-knows-where.

All the nope.--(source)

★ Eli Morrow was one of my favorite secondary characters, so I'm disappointed he went bad. I am personally offended.

★ This episode's pacing was a bit off to me, and I feel more disgruntled by the questions at the end of this episode than usual. I'm usually intrigued, but this week the intrigue has morphed into frustration because I just want to know!

★ Also, I dislike that we have to wait until November 29th for another episode.

★ This quote about the fate of Coulson, Fitz, and Robbie:

“The way we see it is they are dead,” Henry Simmons tells EW. “In my mind, they’re gone, they’re dead, because that’s everything we’ve experienced so far.” (source)
Excuse me?!

Favorite Quote

"Geese? I have zero geese. We are goose-free." - Coulson


Robbie Reyes and Coulson were the highlights of this episode, which was by all means not a bad one. Though it's not my favorite of this season, it had amazing CGI, well-written backstories, and plenty of wit to go around. I definitely look forward to the next installment, which will air on a ridiculously late date of November 29th. Until then, fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents!

Have you seen "The Good Samaritan"? What did you think of it?


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