Friday, December 29, 2017

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rewind

"Rewind" is the first episode of the show's Fifth Season that I'm relatively happy with (even if it still leaves quite a bit unexplained). Leaving the alternate future, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rewinds to the moment in which the rest of his team where taken and follows the path of Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) from arrest to finding his way to the future himself. The episode introduces us the alien Enoch (Joel Stoffer as a character pretty much stolen from a Hellboy comic) and a young human (Lexy Kolker) whose hazy vision of the future is responsible for the rest of the cast being thrown decades into the future, despite the fact that their return to the present will undoubtedly change events to make the future they are currently stuck in completely irrelevant.

Aside from Fitz, the only other recognizabele face we see is Nick Blood reprising his role as Lance Hunter. I was a little sad, but not surprised, that we don't get an appearance of his better-half. While there is still plenty to Fitz's current situation that needs to be explained, what we get here (especially Hunter and Fitz working together) is so much more interesting (and FUN!) than the dystopian slave space station of despair we'll no doubt be stuck back in for the next several episodes. Joy.

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