The race for the city continues in this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the team manages to discover the ancient city before Hydra, but not without consequences for doing so. The start of the episode made it very clear that a storm was brewing and none could shake that feeling.
This episode feels more like preparation. Full of suspense and putting everyone where they need to be when it is time for S.H.I.E.L.D. to make their move. Progress is made and much of it having to do with the fact that Coulson’s team find themselves in way over their heads when they dive in once again thinking they understand the situation when they’ve just barely scratched the surface of understanding what they face or what is at stake. When they say that uncovering the secrets may require one of Coulson’s team to make the ultimate sacrifice, that was an understatement. It’s only disappointing that this meant that we actually lost a character. One who could have easily grown on viewers if given a bit more of a push.