This is new new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Heavy is the Head Review
Picking up from the shocking deaths of Hartley and Idaho comes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Heavy is the Head”. It’s getting harder every day for S.H.I.E.L.D. to catch a break when they have the likes of General Talbot, Hydra and Creel to worry about on all fronts. Things have taken a more serious tone with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which you might enjoy more considering no one is really in a position for jokes. Well unless you’re agent Triplett who is funny just by being himself.
This episode really gets you thinking when it comes to what the real threat is that they face. General Talbot is just relentless in how he tries to pursue Coulson. Trying this time to go through Hunter who is vulnerable at this time. We know that he is a series regular, though his place in the show now that Hartley and Idaho are dead is up in the air. There is Hydra which is apparently in hiding. Not shocking though you never know what they have up their sleeves. That still makes it hard to trust anyone and it keeps everybody on their toes. Then there’s Creel who has shown to be unable to fully control his powers, making him a greater danger than he was initially thought to be. All of this on top of the fact that Coulson is struggling to be that leader they need him to be makes this a recipe for disaster.
Having Raina back is definitely a way to go about keeping the direction of the story on track when it comes to what Garrett’s visions. Raina’s reappearance all but confirms at this point that this mysterious Doctor(Kyle MacLachlan) is Skye’s father. A sub-plot which has taken a backseat for some time now, even though also teased by Ward in the season premiere. While we still have more questions than answers, it is good to see that things are falling into place. For the time being we just have to figure out what these dangerous secrets are that he harbors which could destroy one of our core team members.
The struggles that Fitz is going through grabs your attention every time the camera is on him when we aren’t 100% clear on the situation. We don’t know where Simmons is, what exactly went on between the two that could make her leave him in this state, and where his place is among them. But what allows you to overlook this is the fact that Mack is making that attempt to connect with Fitz. He’s not like Simmons and can handle being around Fitz considering his size, and not like others who will run away when Fitz has an episode.
What is going right for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at this time is that we are seeing how different everyone is now that the situation has changed. They say nothing is the same, though we are seeing more of how that is the case. A grounded episode that gives us some characterization for those who weren’t given the same time in the previous episode, though still a long way to go. Still more questions than answers and that will only go for so long before viewers get restless.