Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Force of Gravity” Review
Last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. presented us with the acceptance that once again saving the world will be easier said than done.I wasn’t taken too far back by the reveal of who the real Destroyer of Worlds has turned out to be. From the minute the agents arrived back in the present actively working to change the future, not everything was going to play out the same. So that means you can’t expect everyone who survived before to survive now, and you can’t expect that everything will happen the exact same way either. So if the problem isn’t Daisy, and it’s certainly not Ruby, then it has to be the new Graviton.
Quake being lost to a Kasius again was probably the worst outcome next to becoming the Destroyer of Worlds. When you know who the Kree are and how they operate, the last thing you want is to become a weapon for their wars. When you know Daisy as well, you also know that she is not going to leave quietly into the night without and argument. So the exchange of words between these two was very engaging for the fact that both were treading carefully on the words they used to influence the other.
Coulson and May on the other hand had a change of pace to them when there was more reflection from them. When they aren’t barking at each other, they are the most enjoyable pair to follow. The team they were able to put together on the ship to fight back wasn’t a bad pairing either. At times like this it was good to see what can be accomplished when not everyone is superpowered. Deke had his moments to shine surprisingly. I appreciate any time where they are not simply trying to use him as a source for a laugh. May finally having her big fight scene was a long time coming after all that she has been through. Fighting Qovas also took long enough since as I said last week, he was for the most part all dialogue with little to show for why he should be feared.
Talbot becoming the new villain that is Graviton was the biggest twist of this second half of the season, though anyone who thought he could be the savior was out of their mind. The idea in general that someone becomes Graviton means they have been lost. The only question that remained was what form of help Graviton would come in once he got back to Earth. Who he turns to next to retrieve more gravitonium I would say put him over the moral event horizon if he wasn’t there yet. The lengths he was willing to go in order to be this so-called hero said a lot about where this was going to end. Particularly if the wrong agent were to cross paths with a Graviton who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. My only problem was how they were teasing hard who we may lose in that chance encounter. Beyond that, it was chilling how Talbot decided that he could fix things. Losing control of himself the way he did after arriving at his intended destination was hittingthe top when it came to his delusions of grandeur.
The change in perspective for Fitz and Simmons was nice. Some had to make some adjustments after recent events, and I’m glad it is these two who can get too wrapped up in the possible versus impossible. Even if I thought that Yo-Yo was right in her recent actions, the change she has taken as well worked considering there is only so far she can go without losing everything in the process. Which brings us to Mack, who in the end at least proved that he isn’t someone who simply preaches. That role can become tiresome with a show like this, especially when you know that hard calls have to be made at a point.
At the end of the day, everybody felt “The Force of Gravity” in this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. whether directly or indirectly. Once again this has become a race against time when faced with an enemy who they cannot allow to become stronger than he already is. It was about time they faced this level of danger, and hopefully that will require some thinking outside the box to tackle.