The premise in Repairs was that the research facility was trying to duplicate the portals that appeared in Thor-TDW, and they mentioned the movie in several contexts. If they had shown this episode last week as the follow-up, it would have made more sense to me. I still don't see any strong connection between T-TDW and The Well. The Well could just as easily been a follow-up to The Avengers or to the first Thor. As far as Repairs, I liked this episode more than most so far. I haven't been a fan at all of May up until now. I realize that they kept her silent and undeveloped on purpose, but that still left a silent and undeveloped character that was just a mash of stereotypes. We're starting to see a May that needs some human contact. Both the affair with Ward, which is the more obvious example, and with the prank at the end, we are seeing a May that is participating in interpersonal relations. The previous May simply hated being around anyone. I could sympathize if there were enough backstory to understand, but that wasn't given. What we had was just a superficial, one-dimensional presence. She is starting to be a character that I can empathize with, not just because I know there was some horrific violent incident in the past, but because she actually has a person inside of her now. That person wasn't visible previously. I found the staging of the fight scenes better in this episode as well. There was some thought put into this, showing that Ward is good, May is amazing. Not just with movement, but how she realized what tactics and positioning she needed to deal with the opponent. Ward didn't pick up on this as quickly as he needed to. Of course the plot needed him to lose, but he lost because because he was using a more conventional tactic, he was being outthought and herded. This was nice shown and choreographed. I found Coulsen's conversation with Skye at the end awkward. She was brought in originally because of her hacking abilities. The put that bracelet on her and took away the one thing that made her potentially interesting. Coulsen claims he always wanted her because of her amazing interpersonal skills, but these weren't apparent in Pilot. I ended up feeling there was a retcon going on. I also find over-empathizing social workers annoying. They could just as easily have hired someone from a youth outreach program. I like the title of the episode. Repairs applied in several different ways to the story. It was about the safety inspector (never caught her name) and the teleporting guy. It was about the damage to the plane as the overt crisis in the second half. But by the end it was about May and the repairs to her psych and personality. Up to this point, I am liking Fitz more. I am liking Simmons less, she was too easily manipulated by Skye in The Hub, she has a weak personality. Ward is still to cardboard, even after seeing how traumatic his childhood was. I don't like Skye at all, she is too much a Mary Sue. She is really a very ordinary person who is inserted into a highly trained team, that saves the day by looking things up on her cell phone and being empathetic to everyone. Coulsen is great, of course. I think they are now making May someone I can enjoy, rather than someone who's scenes I could just as easily skip. Now that there is just "that" much more character development it tips the scales for me. Hopefully they keep it up.