Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 3, Episode 15 Recap


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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.

If you've read any of my four previous posts about the second half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s spectacular third season then you can skip this paragraph. For the rest of you, you'll find below my tweets from the night "Spacetime" aired. I never had the chance to do a review of the episode, and I would have liked to post this mini recap sooner, but everything got away from me. I don't even know where the summer just went. For the second half of the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I expected I would do the normal thing and talk about the episodes that gave me a lot to think about. I thought I would be doing a lot of writing, but it didn't turn out that way. That's not the show's fault at all; it just gets better and more intricate and is always well-done and beautifully performed.

The problem lies in timing and time. But at least I did tweet along with the show. I then contributed my comments that night to a wonderful podcast called Across the Airwaves, which covers more than just MAOS. I encourage you to check them out. You can listen to what they thought of "Spacetime" below. Since the first time I heard Nicki read my tweets, I've been too nervous to listen to that part, so I still have no idea how the ATA Agents felt about what I said about this episode.

What I felt was this was a phenomenal episode. I think "Spacetime" will sit near the top of my list of episodes that matter the most, that are the most meaningful and emotional and mind-blowing, for a really long time, if not forever. It's where Daisy gets to see the future; But is it a gift or a curse? Can what she sees be changed or is everything certain, having the same outcome no matter what she does to avoid it or because she tries to? It's where Hive influences Daisy unbeknownst even to her. It's where we learn someone is going to die. It's where we have a fight on a rooftop reminiscent of Daisy going against her mother and nearly losing, with embers and ashes raining down in a beautiful slow motion that builds the tension and begs the tears to well up. In a word, unforgettable.

And of course it's the one episode that I accidentally lost this season. So, I have to wait for it to come out on Blu-ray to watch it again. No, I will not pay to download when I know I'm going to buy the set later.


Listen to Podcast Episode

It would be great if once in a while Agents of SHIELD had an episode that wasn't fun, exciting, or jaw-dropping. A nice, crap episode would let me breathe, have some time to myself, not have to blather on endlessly about how much I love the series. But I guess tonight's not the night. Though, I don't have the energy for the endless blather, just a few minutes of it really and then I'm off to Dream Land. I hope I get Coulson dreams rather than the Walking Dead Negan nightmares I expected Sunday night. Gonna be weird next season watching Jeffrey Dean Morgan be so evil.

Oops, going off topic there. Back to why we're all here. My tweets are yours to...

Ha! I just saw your RT by @midnight_fairie that said "Hey, Hive. Neo called..." I wanted to mention The Matrix when I saw that, too, but there was so much to tweet tonight. And that was funnier than anything I would have come up with.

Okay, now that I'm done interrupting myself, and before my battery dies, and before my tired eyes dry up and shrivel, let's get back to it. Here are my reactions to "Spacetime."

I love funny, bond-building moments between characters. I hope they eventually watch Terminator together. [Edit: I wish they'd had the time to watch it together. Wait, that didn't happen and I just forgot, right? I really have to fit in a rewatch.]

I wanted to give May hugs...but I'd be afraid I'd get punched.

And those effects when he kills sure are gruesome.

I live for the sweet moments between these two. And Coulson sure was right to be concerned, but, damn that girl is a survivor.

I couldn't imagine this show without humor. [Edit: Well, I probably could, but it would be way too heavy. As it is, MAOS has the perfect amount of drama and understands that a sense of humor helps to make me (and maybe you, too) really fall in love with characters.

But really sad for Charles and the bird he made for his daughter. 😭

And since I saw the preview, I had to add...

He squeezed a man's head like the freakin' Mountain! [Edit: Game of Thrones, for those who have no idea what I meant by that.] He needs his comeuppance. Okay, 1% left [edit: on my iPad]. Just in time. Goodnight!

[Edit: Oops, the last few were out of order. I didn't realize that when I sent them to ATA.]


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