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Old December 2 2013, 04:56 AM   #2056
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

Did I miss seeing a discussion of "Let the girl go/Let go of the girl"?

So, in Bahrain, a civilian girl was among the hostages. I assume this is the girl Coulson told May to let go of, either physically or emotionally. Any chance this was a baby Skye, since there seems to be some connection between baby-Skye and May?
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Old December 2 2013, 05:13 AM   #2057
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I have to say that I just don't see where people are finding this supposed connection between Skye and May.
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Old December 2 2013, 06:11 AM   #2058
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I thought there was something implied about Skye being dropped off at the orphanage or whatever. And that May was somehow involved. May dropped her off? Knew the mother/parents? Killed the mother/parents?

Some connection was implied. Imo
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Old December 2 2013, 06:26 AM   #2059
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Unknown S.H.I.E.L.D. agents put Skye in an orphanage.

Coulson continues to dig.
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Old December 2 2013, 09:01 AM   #2060
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Why is Tuesday night's episode a repeat?
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Old December 2 2013, 09:01 AM   #2061
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Why is Tuesday night's episode a repeat?
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Old December 2 2013, 09:08 AM   #2062
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Why is Tuesday's episode a repeat?
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Old December 2 2013, 09:35 AM   #2063
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Good question. I was wondering the same thing myself.
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Old December 2 2013, 12:24 PM   #2064
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Well, I think it's a profound misreading of Joss Whedon to think he'd portray the populist group skeptical of government power as the villains. Ever since Buffy, he's been prone to make his villains members of powerful, entrenched establishments -- Principal Snyder, Mayor Wilkins, the Initiative, Wolfram & Hart, the Alliance, Captain Hammer, the Rossum Corporation. His heroes tend to be the underdogs. And Skye is the underdog who's challenging the entrenched authority of SHIELD. So I'd be staggered if her group, the populist movement challenging authority, turned out to be just a front for an evil organization.
Joss isn't writing this. Jedd and Maurissa Tancharoen are. As for the Rising Tide being Hydra. It's around the web.


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Well, in order for that to make sense, Skye would have to know the organization is the front for Hydra and that seems highly unlikely. For whoever came up with the idea, it might have made more sense after only two episodes and we didn't know what Skye's motivations were, but it just seems implausible now.
This show isn't concerned with making sense, hence the raft plugging a hole in the side of the S.H.E.I.L.D. plane and Ward diving out of said plane to catch Simmons at least 30 seconds after she jumped. And those are just 2 examples of the ridiculous antics on this show.
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Old December 2 2013, 03:35 PM   #2065
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Joss isn't writing this. Jedd and Maurissa Tancharoen are.
But Joss did write the pilot, and one would assume he was involved in coming up with central elements of the show, such as the Rising Tide.
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Old December 2 2013, 03:50 PM   #2066
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Joss isn't writing this. Jedd and Maurissa Tancharoen are.
They and Jeffrey Bell are the day-to-day showrunners, yes, but Joss Whedon is the co-creator and executive producer, communicates with them on a routine basis, and has approval over their decisions. Also, Jed Whedon and Tancharoen were collaborators on Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse, while Bell was a showrunner on Angel, so they have all participated in that past body of work and its general theme of suspicion toward the powerful.


This show isn't concerned with making sense, hence the raft plugging a hole in the side of the S.H.E.I.L.D. plane and Ward diving out of said plane to catch Simmons at least 30 seconds after she jumped. And those are just 2 examples of the ridiculous antics on this show.
You can find similar compromises of physics on just about every action show on television, but that doesn't translate to a lack of regard for logical character motivations. There are plenty of shows and movies that put great care into the credibility and consistency of the characters and plot dynamics while playing fast and loose with the laws of physics, biology, etc.
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Old December 2 2013, 06:06 PM   #2067
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I got all caught up last night. So the did they/didn't they with Grant & May is clearly resolved.

I felt that last weeks episode also served as a mini-type of tie back to TDW in a way.
I also felt it would've made for a kick-ass Halloween themed episode. The way the "Ghost" would phase in/out among the smoke and flashing lights.
I must say that near the end, in the fuselage, when the ghost materializes where he thinks May is going to be during the emergency light flashing moment and she's gone was great. I thought they would top that by having May suddenly behind him during the next flash....but it didn't play out that way.

The emergency signal beacon code of 616 was a nice nod. The show continues to improve. Did it's ratings go back up again this week, even if marginally?
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Old December 2 2013, 06:37 PM   #2068
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Re: repeats?

Here's the deal...
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Old December 2 2013, 07:10 PM   #2069
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I'm pretty sure people understand why there are repeats in general. This is the second repeat of the season and we aren't yet to the winter hiatus which will almost certainly mean a few weeks or even a couple months off. Thanks to cable series and streaming, people are getting less patient with the whole "week on, week off" network scheduling for dramas. I know that I personally have forgotten to tune back in on a few shows after a week or two off the air and after missing an episode or two just deciding to wait to catch it on netflix or dvd. They pay people to manage this stuff though, so I guess they don't see it as costing them too many viewers.
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Old December 2 2013, 07:19 PM   #2070
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Well there isn't a new Sleepy Hollow this week either, probably a few shows.
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