Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Things We Bury”

New episodes return December 2.

Cast and Crew Information

Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
Brett Dalton as Grant Ward
Chloe Bennet as Skye
Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
BJ Britt as Agent Triplett
Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Dichen Lachman as Young Woman
Tim DeKay as Christian Ward
Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall
Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor
Henry Simmons as Alphonso ‘Mac’ Mackenzie
Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi
Al Coronel as Agent Rivera
Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Agent Hauer

Written by Daniel J. Doyle
Directed by Milan Cheylov


The team comes up with a plan to find the city they have just learned about. Meanwhile, Bobbi learns about Whitehall, Ward goes back to his family, and Coulson meets Skye’s father.

High Point

The Ward story is still keeping me guessing, which is a rare and welcome thing.

Low Point

They finally have actions for Tripp and this is what he gets? He doesn’t need events, he needs a story. I’m hoping that he hasn’t had a story yet this season because it starts here.

The Review

This takes some original turns, and some that support the spoiler guarded theory in last week’s review. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were well done, even if most were established in previous episodes. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story starts with a slightly slower pace this week, but it picks up speed significantly at the midpoint that moves forward the character arcs for our entire cast. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting is well done, particularly with the new recurring cast. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production is very well done. The structure of the reveals is excellent, and the editing between eras brings it all together. I give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response is spectacular, particularly in the last 15 minutes. I give it 6 out of 6.

Overall, it’s another strong chapter. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, The Things We Bury receives 36 out of 42.

One reply

  1. I have to say I agree with just about everything you said – including how they used Tripp this time around. :-\

    It was beautifully refreshing to see the team as a team once again. That, I think, is where the strength of the show lies. The arbitrary drama (like the damage to the Fitz-Simmons relationship) is frustrating and disappointing, to me.

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