Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Hen in the Wolf House” Review
The clock is ticking for many reasons in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Hen in the Wolf House”. Be it Coulson, Raina, The Doctor and Simmons there’s something at stake for everyone and we see just where things can possibly go wrong for all. The direction of this season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is one you take notice of when this is pretty much a shadow game. No one can afford big moves like before, and none can afford a loss that puts the rest a step ahead.
In the case of Coulson you find it interesting how different he is now and how it affects his relationship with the rest of the team. Especially between him and Skye. The development between these two has been strong and something which needs that consistent push when obviously leading to something big. It’s hard to tell the direction this is going with Coulson, though it’s engaging for us when we see the way the mystery of Skye’s birth ties into what’s going on with Coulson when you realize that all this time she has had no effect from that serum. Raina’s involvement of course making the situation that much more intense when for her it’s either deliver Skye, or die by HYDRA’s hands. All three here forced into questionable positions when having to make decisions which have consequences for others.
Now as for Simmon’s part, she has been a character this season you take notice of when she is thrown out of her comfort zone and forced to do whatever she has to in order to hold her position in HYDRA as an infiltrator. This episode also being Bobbi Morse’s(Adrianne Palicki) aka Mockingbird is one that many fans have been looking forward to. Adrianne as Bobbi Morse comes off as a real hardass and that is the way she should be as we all know her to have that past as a brainwashed agent. As the security chief for HYDRA she is a real threat just for the fact that she comes off very intimidating and demanding. Of course that attitude making a lot more sense when she takes action.
Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor really does come off as the monster that people call him. The question is still what kind of monster, though what we’ve seen just from his interaction with Raina gives you enough of an idea as to his unstable mindset. Not even just that interaction, but what happens when he lets the monster out. Makes you really wonder what he’s capable of, and what that means for Skye’s capabilities as well.
A lot is going on in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “A Hen in the Wolf House”, though where they go right in this episode is how so much of it connects. Definitely one of the better episode when we have more answers than questions. Mysteries can be nice, but revelations are much more appreciated. In particular when finding out exactly just who Hunter’s ex really is.