Sorry it’s late again. I’ll try to get these out more quickly in the future.

Cast and Crew Information

Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
Brett Dalton as Grant Ward
Chloe Benet as Skye
Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons

Written by Paul Zbyszewski
Directed by Vincent Misiano

Premise

A series of bizarre deaths brings the team in contact with an unusual type of threat.

High Point

“I suppose it is. Better get used to it.”

Low Point

They needed to call in the Moroccan office? Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t that mean over an hour elapsed before recovery? That’s unlikely, given the final outcome.

The Review

This gets originality credit for changing genres again with an above average bottle show. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were quite well done, including both the threat and the makeup to go along with it. I give it 6 out of 6.

The story was well paced, and with a different resolution than I expected. I also really enjoyed where they went with Coulson this week in terms of the bigger picture. It’s just the low point that really gets to me. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting was very impressive. Henstridge and De Caestecker in particular had great material to work with, fleshing out the team as a complete team. Henstridge showed tremendous subtlety in her stressed out moments, particularly with her response to “antiserum”. I give it 6 out of 6.

The production is the Mutant Enemy usual. The switch to hand held cameras instead of tracking cameras was remarkably effective. I give it 6 out of 6.

The emotional response was well above average. Now we just need an episode to help me care about Melinda May as much and we’re all good. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, we have another strong episode. We get a good isolated story that lays groundwork for a major season conclusion once more. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, FZZT receives 38 out of 42.