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Old December 11 2013, 09:24 PM   #2176
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I don't understand why May is so harsh to Skye. She can be very abrasive, even with Ward. But he put her in her right place, "I didn't take a punch for you. Don't flatter yourself.
I don't know about that, but it did seem like she was taking anger for several reasons - some of longer standing than others - out on Skye.

I can't see Coulson not looking into that further for reasons of personal ethics, operational cohesion, and so on. Especially if he overheard what May said.
I think May is also understandably pissed about being put in a very awkward position here. She supposed to "help" Skye while deliberately hiding the truth from her.

And given that Coulson put May in that position, and without even consulting her first, he can hardly complain if she's a bit grumpy about it . . . .
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Old December 11 2013, 09:34 PM   #2177
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His own fault if he chooses badly as to which secrets should stay secret...
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Old December 11 2013, 10:25 PM   #2178
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In addition, the particle accelerator in the small town in Repairs could have been a Hydra/AIM research project (they may not know why they're involved, though).
According to a newspaper article that you can only read if you freeze frame or seek out a screencap, the company that owned the particle accelerator complex was a subsidiary of the evil Roxxon Corporation (The gas station that blew up at the beginning of the ep was Roxxon as well).

As for Ian Quinn, I'm sure we'll see him again, but in connection to Graviton, not Centipede.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:03 PM   #2179
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Speaking of screencaps:

This one places the lab where the Centipede craziness in Hong Kong happened in a district called Hok Un. (The Wikipedia article uses a different transliteration.)
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Old December 12 2013, 01:06 AM   #2180
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I can't see Coulson not looking into that further for reasons of personal ethics, operational cohesion, and so on. Especially if he overheard what May said.
Seriously? Seems like he'd have to take a hard look at Skye's (lack of) professionalism first...that's what May was taking her to task for, and rightly so. If Skye really wants to be a SHIELD agent, and isn't just there to find out about her parents, then she needs to straighten her priorities and get her head in the game.

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Hmm... maybe instead of Centipede, they should call themselves Turducken.
This thread is making me hungry.
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Old December 12 2013, 01:16 AM   #2181
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I can't see Coulson not looking into that further for reasons of personal ethics, operational cohesion, and so on. Especially if he overheard what May said.
Seriously? Seems like he'd have to take a hard look at Skye's (lack of) professionalism first...that's what May was taking her to task for, and rightly so. If Skye really wants to be a SHIELD agent, and isn't just there to find out about her parents, then she needs to straighten her priorities and get her head in the game.
On the other hand, Coulson is the one who is stringing Skye along, pretending to help her on her quest while hiding the truth from her--and now he's enlisted May to string Skye along as well. Maybe they should just level with Skye and tell her, "Sorry. You don't get to know that. End of story."

One can hardly blame Skye for obsessing over her quest when they keep tossing her breadcrumbs . . . while keeping the answers dangling just beyond her reach.
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Old December 12 2013, 01:22 AM   #2182
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^From the look of the preview for the next episode it seems like maybe Coulson might find himself on the other end of such treatment.
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Old December 12 2013, 01:35 AM   #2183
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She's lucky she's on the Bus at all with the "OMG, it's All About Me"/self-absorbed teenager behavior that she's been displaying the last couple of weeks. I like the character when she's given better material (like the quippy observations), but the writers haven't been doing her any favors in my eyes lately.
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Old December 12 2013, 02:27 AM   #2184
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Peruvian, not Argentinean.
Woops, my bad.

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In addition, the particle accelerator in the small town in Repairs could have been a Hydra/AIM research project (they may not know why they're involved, though).
According to a newspaper article that you can only read if you freeze frame or seek out a screencap, the company that owned the particle accelerator complex was a subsidiary of the evil Roxxon Corporation (The gas station that blew up at the beginning of the ep was Roxxon as well).
Hmmm, I'll have to go look up Roxxon. For all we know, that could be the organization as well.

As for Ian Quinn, I'm sure we'll see him again, but in connection to Graviton, not Centipede.
Well, Graviton is certainly not currently willing to work for him. But who's to say that the Graviton experiment wasn't connected to them as well? Clearly Centipede wasn't their only project.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:46 AM   #2185
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How old is Sky supposed to be?

She's acting like an 18 year old, but the actress could pass for 27.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:58 AM   #2186
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Well Chloe Bennet is 21.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:56 AM   #2187
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Dinosaurs walked the Earth when I turned 21.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:01 AM   #2188
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The Strong Force and Weak Force hadn't disengaged when I was 21.

This was another great episode, and what a cliffhanger. The only problem I had with it was that SHIELD should have anticipated that Centipede would want to use Mike's kid against him and taken precautionary measures. I really hope that Mike isn't dead. He deserves to be a recurring character.

May's behavior did seem at odds with her prior developments-- i.e. the prank and hooking up with Ward-- but it seems to me that she is upset with how Coulson is handling the situation and is taking it out on Skye. It also seems to me that she is having second thoughts about hooking up with Ward.

The character interactions really make this show for me. I loved the conversation between Ward and Coulson in the car. Also, the scene where Simmons manually measured Mike's symmetry. It reminded me of the scene where Skye was checking out Ward with the x-ray spex. The women in this show have blood in their veins.

And, boy, Raina and Po sure are creepy.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:09 AM   #2189
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Mike has extremis in his blood and "died" in a fiery explosion and then wasn't seen again.
Isn't this pretty much how Pepper Potts "died" as well?
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Old December 12 2013, 11:17 AM   #2190
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May's behavior did seem at odds with her prior developments-- i.e. the prank and hooking up with Ward-- but it seems to me that she is upset with how Coulson is handling the situation and is taking it out on Skye. It also seems to me that she is having second thoughts about hooking up with Ward.
Well, she and Ward almost got caught arguing about the relationship twice. Once by Coulson and once by Skye. In fact, I can't see how Skye couldn't have suspicions.
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