Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Allow Me to Break the Ice

Maybe the creative team behind Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been listening to us after all. After a long string of episodes that offered little more than weak characters, dull stories, and go-nowhere mysteries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. bounced back with last night's "Seeds." The episode delivered virtually everything Marvel fans have been clamoring for since the beginning: solid action, forward momentum, and the kind of deeply embedded Marvel lore that makes this feel like something more than a toothless spy drama.


"Seeds" begins by introducing a S.H.I.E.L.D. cadet named Seth, who nearly dies when a mysterious device freezes the pool that he's taking a dip in. Our heroes are sent to investigate just in time to see Donnie — a brilliant fellow cadet who's commonly regarded as a loner — ends up similarly frozen in the middle of a lecture. But despite a few red herrings, it doesn't take our heroes long to crack the case; a brief investigation reveals that our two victims, Seth and Donnie, were also the culprits. They used the little ice devices on themselves to divert suspicion from the bigger, more dangerous device they were building on the side.  Read More...


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