Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Writing on the Wall” Review


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Writing on the Wall” takes a step into the creepy and unknown as Coulson continues to get worse with his habits in carving. Not only this but a strange man who leaves his victims with the alien glyphs on them. This has been something teased since the end of the first season and luckily now things are beginning to pick up in terms of us getting answers and a better understanding of this mystery. Not to say it hasn’t been a point of interest, though compared to much else going on it falls to the back until there’s something to really get excited for about it.

The search for Ward is surely what you might find most appealing because Ward is just as skilled as the rest and won’t make his capture easy for them. The problem still however is still that they found him too easily. You’d think that he could have gotten enough of a head-start to evade them and yet that was far from the case. You can overlook this when you start to question what Ward’s endgame is from here. Is he still with HYDRA? Will he go looking for Skye’s father to bring him to her? Would Ward fight back against SHIELD for revenge? Anything is possible right now and nothing is sure when Ward has the freedom to do whatever he feels like now.


Now where you do get over how slow things have been when showing progress in the alien glyphs, digging into Coulson’s mind which will expose his secrets and lies makes it all worth it. Things start to make a lot of sense which is a step in the right direction. Bringing everything full circle since Coulson died and was brought back. Mac’s part in this is definitely something you notice more when he is that character who has the most heart. Especially when it comes to dealing with the team as they aren’t working in the same friendly atmosphere as before. Mac is that one person who will say it how it is and challenge Coulson’s intentions, that is very necessary. The lengths Coulson is willing to go for answers is questionable and certainly putting everyone on edge when they aren’t used to seeing him in this kind of vulnerable state.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Writing on the Wall” has its moments here and there in which the show starts to take a dark turn. Not to say things have been that hopeful this season, though it never went off the rails to this extent. But in the end, the pieces are coming together in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is all the better in the long run.

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Progress, progress, progress. That is what makes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a show to stick with.

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