“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” just had by far the best midseason finale of any fall show. There, I said it. The level of awesomeness on display here was beyond compare. Oh, and it also just happened to unlock a previously untapped side of the Marvel Universe that has the potential to impact just about every upcoming Marvel movie. Pretty cool for a show that too many impatient people left for dead last season, huh?
It took five episodes, but “S.H.I.E.L.D” has finally raised its Season 2 stakes in a tangible way. Whenever the phrase “extinction level event” is being thrown around, you know things are about to get serious. It was another satisfying “S.H.I.E.L.D” story that laid the groundwork for some more personal conflicts going forward.