Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Potshots: Season 3, Episode 1

Skye DaisyWelcome to our coverage of Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., done “Potshot” style.  This episode is entitled Laws of Nature.  We know some time has passed since the final episode last season.  Is Simmons alive?  How bad ass is Skye now that she goes by her birth name of Daisy Johnson?  We shall see.

==Potshots==

Always wondered if Fish Oil pills were bad for you.

And people complained about Baltimore cops.

Willy Wonka’s lawyers on line 2.

Interesting in the sinister sense of the word.

Creepy.

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Even on the show, they got to get used to calling her Daisy.

I’d laugh too if we call ourselves that.

Daisy’s definitely pushy.

Even Fitz looks cooler in shades.

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Fitz was sacked.

Doesn’t seem like it is falling apart that badly to me.

Way to go Fitz.

I hate when that happens.

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Two tense scenes, nothing really to make snarky comments about.

If I had that hair, I’d be bitter too.

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An axe would be fun to see on a weekly basis.

Coulson knows how to make an exit.

Well he was floored.

They do make a cute couple.

Like we need to see more bad presidents on TV.

Ant-Man reference.  Check.

Poor Fitz.

Didn’t know he had screaming powers.

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Is that Simmons?

Ooh…

FISH!!!

==Summary==

Wow, that was one heck of an episode.

There is quite a bit to digest here.  With May not around Daisy is the defacto second in command, and it is easy to forget how new she’s supposed to be to all of this.  Bobbi and Hunter are still coy with each other, still having oodles of sexual tension while also having sex.  Fitz is starting to have a nervous breakdown without Simmons, and Coulson has special hand attachments that he is more than free about taking off from time to time.  It seems like we are in for a wild ride this season.

I am not sure if I like this new bad guy organization that was created, with that one broad in charge,  Right now it seems like a needless complication.  They at least did make her seem like a threat.

Next episode we get May, more Simmons, and the return of Peter MacNicol as (presumably) that Asgardian we haven’t seen since the first season (I’m still bitter that my ABC affiliate showed basketball instead of that episode, and his appearance was spoiled for me).

As a wrap-up for this episode, it was a lot of set-up for the new status quo, but a nice selection of action and mystery as well.  If you haven’t watched this series before, or gave up on it, I definitely suggest giving it a go.  It’s a great place to start.

UPDATE

Minutes after publishing this, I realized something.  We may well see the beginnings of the situation that causes Captain America: Civil War to occur.  Especially if that President is any indication of where the MCU is heading.  Maybe the authorities decide that if they can’t kill them all, they can register them all.  If there is a greater tie-in with Agents and the MCU movies, that may be while Joss Whedon wasn’t happy a few months back.  It’s going to be hard to wait until May to see if this occurs.

Also makes you wonder if Spider-Man gets his powers from fish oil pills instead of a radioactive spider.  Excuse me, but I just threw up in my mouth.

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