So, what do you do when your show has reached the mid-season finale?
You create something explosive. A bomb that changes everything, that confuses people, excites people, scares people, makes you curious, but then leaves you to wait for the debris to settle before you can find out what happens next.
We are given amazing fight scenes: Skye shows off the moves she learnt from both Ward and May, Coulson shows he has lost none of his amazing skills and we got to see more or Skye’s father, (played by Kyle Mclachlan.) Mclachlan does an amazing job with portraying Cal in this episode, swinging from mushy father figure to violent psychopath and back again. Chloe Bennett (Skye) as usual, does an absolutely brilliant job, and Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker (Simmons and Fitz respectably) do a brilliant job of portraying the tension between the two characters as they struggle to move on from what happened with Ward and the consequences of that.
The acting, music, drama and tension was all first class. The plot was, as always, intricate and explosive, highly entertaining and it definitely holds your attention. However, the pacing was all over the place. Whilst you are trying to react to what has just occurred, something else major has happened in the meantime and it is very hard to catch up with events.
Just a little bit slower guys, please. It feels like that may have just been one of the fastest rollercoasters with the most loops, corkscrews and jaw-dropping drops.