This episode was kind of a mixed bag. We raised some interesting questions and made some progress with the whole alien city storyline, but the whole thing seemed like a setup for next week’s (hopefully) epic midseason finale. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it left the events of this episode feeling a bit too much like filler. Oh well, we work with what we’re given.
This week’s “S.H.I.E.L.D” came with enough angst to fill a season of “Glee.” Skye wanted to know more about her father, Ward had brother issues, Fitz and Simmons had to pick up the pieces of their relationship and, most entertainingly, Hunter and Bobbi had to find a way to work together without constantly bickering. And while all this was going on, H.Y.D.R.A launched an ingenious plan to infiltrate a S.H.I.E.L.D safe house in Belgium.