‘End of the Beginning’ is forty minutes of pure espionage thrills. The hunt is on for The Clairvoyant and the scene is set for a number of impressive action scenes, crosses, double crosses and a few moments of sheer delirium.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ really zips along when it gets going, and this week’s episode is probably the best example of that so far.
The first tremors are felt in the aftermath of Captain America 2 and there look to be some major shocks down the line. In fact, shocks so big Marvel felt that a post-credits sting was unnecessary . . . which is a major break from tradition.
By the end of the episode, these characters have no idea what’s going on and it’s glorious. Agent Coulson, a man usually so restrained, is totally in the dark for probably the first time in his S.H.I.E.L.D. career and his breakdown adds real weight to the finale.
Anyone who’s seen ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will have been waiting with bated breath, but it’s finally arrived and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will never be the same again.