Last week we learnt what the drawings that Coulson keeps carving actually mean, causing the team to search for the city that the drawings mapped out. We see many plotlines take place, making the episode fast paced, manic and, perhaps, a little bit too busy.
We learn more about the story of Doctor Whitehall, how he survived the War and how he made himself younger. Delving into his backstory also teaches us more about Skye’s past, about her parents, and a major revelation is made. We also see more of Ward as he attempts to find his brother whilst eluding S.H.I.E.L.D. and the government. He commits an act that we never thought he would. He may seem rather evil, having killed so many people as a member of Hydra. However this episode he is put on a whole new level, showing some incredible character development.
The quality of the episodes has been slowly getting better and better as the plot concerning the Obelisk develops, and seeing the level of quality go down somewhat in this episode is rather disappointing. It is all well and good having brilliant actors, but if they are given too many plots to work with they will start to flounder.
Maybe this episode should take a leaf from its title...