Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Face My Enemy” Review
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Face My Enemy” starts off interesting as we see there’s more of this mysterious writing. A good start because it shows that there is a direction for this season at the moment. Not only does Coulson and May want to figure out this secret, but Coulson is apparently getting worse putting both of them in a questionable position as to how they should handle the outcome. And it only gets better as a certain someone they didn’t expect to run into makes an appearance.
This is a fun episode if not only because Agent May is thrown completely out of her comfort zones as she and Coulson go undercover at a party. Her laughing is something which throws everyone off guard as she does know how to blend in to a crowd, even showing off her dancing moves too. Ming Na has range as most are saying and it shows because she is managing two very conflicting sides to her character. Overall seeing these two together on the field again is a treat when they are the more experienced and see a lot more of what the others would possibly miss. It’s more exciting when you find out just what happens to put Coulson in a position where he thinks he’s being betrayed by May. That is the big question and the execution of that moment was definitely on point when Coulson is forced to once again make that tough call. Now the action scene, that was the most appealing part of this episode which
The interaction between Coulson and Talbot was an interesting addition when this is one of those situations where they have to race against the clock unaware of what his motives are in terms of retaliation for them kidnapping him before. That is until you find out his real intentions for being there, and by whose orders. Just one of a number of ways the stakes have been raised this season thus far.
Fitz trying to come to terms with his condition was great, though right now it feels like that’s being dragged on a bit. However they do remedy this by having Fitz show what he is capable of still. That should be the focus rather than having him pout about every little thing he finds unfair. There might be a small change by the end, though a long way to go.
With all of that said and you do have those characters like Coulson, May and Fitz standing out, the one problem you do run into is that with this larger cast there is still that struggle to make everyone relevant. For the most part you find yourself more interested in what is happening between Coulson and May than what is happening with everyone else. Even just those small moments with Hunter trying to be funny, were funny, but also just felt a bit random or out-of-place.
This episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. goes places throwing many small twists in our direction. It was intense, it was funny, and May kicked a whole lot of ass. If you can get more episodes with just her fighting, bring them on. It is also smart that there is more to this mystery that no one can comprehend when there is another person out there like Coulson and Garrett. But beyond this, that little bit with Raina at the end is more than enough reason to want to see what the next episode has in store.