Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “One of Us” Review


With a long list of secrets and reveals, it’s a new direction for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that starts with this episode. Things start to feel more focused now that HYDRA is out-of-the-way, and that means more of those storylines which were taking a backseat. Like Mack and Bobbi’s in particular. That still feels like a tease, and most of us surely want to scream AIM, though it feels like we’re a long way to go from any real answers.


This episode was fairly straightforward with the plot. Not too much here or there aside from what you already know. It’s good to see Cal in action so soon. Now seeking revenge on Coulson by assembling a team of Super Villains to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. is a move you don’t expect from him. This is a new world and with all the “specials” broken free from the Sandbox, it was almost a matter of time before it was addressed the whereabouts of some. What catches you off guard is Cal’s choice of who he selected to make up this team. They weren’t the strongest, or the smartest, yet they had some scary abilities. Especially that which created the scene we saw at the football stadium. That is something you didn’t expect to come out of this.

The only real disappointment in this episode was the sudden disappearance of Cal. Felt like a small cop-out even though you know that it would lead to something bigger in the future. Well that and the hypocrisy with Simmons about secrets. That is quite the turn off when you are the viewer seeing it.

May calling the renowned Dr. Andrew Garner (Blair Underwood), her charismatic ex-husband, who gets into Skye’s head in a way that others have failed up to this point. This was also a moment that was inevitable with all the times May’s husband had been brought up throughout the series. Better now than never when he’s someone who comes in with a different perspective than those who have lost themselves to fear. Not only this, but this is that time where you want to show powers are not as bad as they are being seen.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “One of Us” went to that dark place, and things will only get worse before they get any better. The best thing that came out of this episode really was the further exploration of Skye’s powers and finding out who it is Mack and Bobbi really work for. If anything aside from the Inhuman story, those two things you want to see further touched upon with the episodes to come.

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Some good things, some things that fell flat, though there was progress which matters most.

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