Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Parting Shot
Season 3, Episode 13 Recap


MAOS, 3x13: Parting Shot - Spies' Goodbye (1)Image copyright Marvel Television and ABC Studios

In memory of Dan Schmidt, the founder of Across the Airwaves, who sadly passed away this summer. The tribute episode for him can be found here.

This may be months late, but at least I have finally gotten to it. I had been writing about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since before it even existed; inconsistently, though, since I'm the only one here and that's a lot of work. But, sadly, last December was the last time I talked about it on this blog. The show did nothing wrong. In fact, it just kept getting better, as it always has: deeper characterizations, storylines that flesh out more and more, with actors that give it everything they have instead of thinking a show set in a comic book universe is beneath them...and a heck of a lot of humor.

I didn't get to talking about the show here, but I did spend a lot of time tweeting. And when a podcast called Across the Airwaves asked people to send in their comments, I started participating. Then when I finally realized I wasn't going to have time to review any more episodes, I thought I would at least be able to post my tweets, but I meant to get to it sooner. Not that I was merely procrastinating, as I am famous for; I had a lot to do.

So, this is third in a twelve-part series to be posted over the next two weeks. I'll finish just before the fourth season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Wow, have we really gotten so far already?

Please remember that tweets are gut reactions; not well-thought-out reviews but rather mini recaps of moments, and are often attempts at humor. Even when something turns the entire fandom into a sobbing puddle, some tweets can seem a tad melodramatic. That's just how it is when compressing your thoughts into 140 characters in the moment.


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Unfortunately, life is still too busy to keep up with things I love, but not #AgentsofSHIELD. Never that. Even if I have just a minute or two here and there, I have to tell people how this show makes me smile, how it makes me laugh out it makes buckets of water fall down my face. That last one doesn't help me sleep, because I keep replaying scenes in my head, but it's perfect for the opportunities to watch fantastic actors giving everything they have to the performance, who are "dumping [their] heart out on a concrete floor and trying to make some magic." (Clark Gregg, "Season 2 Declassified")

MAOS, 3x13: Parting Shot - Spies' Goodbye (2)Image copyright belongs to ABC.

I tweeted just behind live last week, as always, but then went to bed forgetting that I didn't tweet you guys. So, I'm making up for that by inundating you with tweets about "Parting Shot." Sorry. By the way, I knew by the title that this episode would leave me feeling all emotional.

Right around this line I thought that I would really, really, really miss Hunter if he ever left. I was all ready to say that, then decided I better not jinx it. I also wouldn't want some twit to reply with a spoiler when I was 20 minutes behind. So sad to find out my unspoken dread came true. And for Bobbi to go at the same time? Big roiling ocean of ouch. But at least they're together, as they should be.

I really don't know. I didn't get a chance to rewind.

When Coulson talks about his team, when he has tears in his eyes -- really, when he does anything -- I am thankful he was brought back, that Clark Gregg is so perfect in the role, and that we have this excellent series to adore every week. I always think how lucky we are.

Another moment that felt like a finale. I never know where they're going or where they'll end up. I really love this series. I don't think I could ever stress that enough.

Seriously, hugs are needed all around right now.

Okay, I'm done, I promise. Again that was more than I thought I would say. And now I must say good night...or morning or afternoon. Until next time.


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