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Old December 12 2013, 01:06 PM   #2191
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

One thing you can't accuse May of is being out of character. She's made baby steps towards loosening up a bit, but chewing someone out for not having their mind on the mission is still very her.
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Old December 12 2013, 02:39 PM   #2192
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May is Skye's mother, duh!
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Old December 12 2013, 03:21 PM   #2193
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May is Skye's mother, duh!
That's kind of what I've been thinking.

Anyway, what I saw of it was decent I was kind of spread thin while it was running doing other things, will watch it again this weekend. But it was a strong episode with a good mid-season cliffhanger (but The Walking Dead's was better. .)

Good episode and I think the show is hitting a bit better stride.

I've also decided that starting with the next part of the season to do weekly discussion threads.
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Old December 12 2013, 03:38 PM   #2194
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Tony seemed to go into retirement at the end of IM3 -- at least as Iron Man, and maybe as a SHIELD consultant altogether. I figure he's taken himself off the board and it will be the events of Age of Ultron that bring him back into play. (Indeed, maybe he's spending the time between films in seclusion as he creates Ultron.)
Maybe he's in Tahiti.
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Old December 12 2013, 03:46 PM   #2195
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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?
Well, pure Extremis is unstable but also has significant healing properties. This doesn't seem to have those healing properties. At a minimum, people wouldn't be quite so drained after exerting themselves if it did. It also doesn't have heat properties, so it can't be exactly the same.

Alternatively, even if the regular formula has healing properties, who knows what the stungun-stabilized formula does. It might sacrifice healing for simple strength.

Anyway, I'm just speculating on ideas why dead is dead in this case.
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Old December 12 2013, 04:55 PM   #2196
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The healing factor still seems to be there for Mike, but operating at a slower pace than pure-Extremis users. Plus, he's got to eat a lot more to fuel it properly.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:12 PM   #2197
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I guess. It's hard to say from the sample size. The heat thing definitely appears to be gone, though, or else the bad guys would have used it.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:15 PM   #2198
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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?
I thought the explosion was the bad guys covering the tracks as they made for the helicopter.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:32 PM   #2199
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You're giving me an excuse to re-watch Iron Man 3 here...
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Old December 12 2013, 05:45 PM   #2200
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Me too. I've only seen it once.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:57 PM   #2201
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I thought the explosion was the bad guys covering the tracks as they made for the helicopter.
Well, yes, but Mike was still engulfed by the blast and there was no sign of him afterward. And I doubt their timing of the detonation was entirely coincidental. After all, Mike was powerful enough to pose a threat to them, so their chances of escape were even better if they not only covered their tracks but killed (or at least incapacitated) their most powerful pursuer.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:58 PM   #2202
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The whole bad guy thing at the end was a sloppy mess. First they blew up the trucks to kill Mike(and cover the fact they got out of the car). Then they blew up the car to make everyone think Coulson was dead, good idea but, several seconds later they escaped in a helicopter that everyone saw leave the area.
Did blowing up the car then serve any purpose if they let them see the helicopter? It didnt really block the street at all and there was no reason to since they were escaping in a helicopter and noone was around to pursue it.
How bad a sniper position was Ward in if the helicopter could fire at him as it left?
Thinking about this show makes my head ache.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:59 PM   #2203
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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?
I thought the explosion was the bad guys covering the tracks as they made for the helicopter.
Yeah, I think they set the explosion not Extremis. I thought Timelord Victorious was saying the same thing. Although, admittedly, my memory of Iron Man 3 is a bit fuzzy since I haven't seen it since theaters.
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No, it simply bought them the time they needed to get to the helicopter.

And shooting at Ward on their way out of the neighbourhood punctuated the ongoing suspicion that they knew to plan for snipers all along.
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Old December 12 2013, 06:47 PM   #2205
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I do wonder how much they knew. After all, it would be harder to track a scent by helicopter as well, so even their non-technological tracking would be useless (granted, I don't know if they put it on Coulson as well).
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