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Published on November 9th, 2013 | by Sharp-O

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Exposed – “FZZT”

Oh man, this week has been full of feels.

Between the announcement from Netflix that they’ll be making four Marvel live action tv shows based around the characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke MO-FUGGIN‘ Cage and Agents of of S.H.I.E.L.D. returning to our screen from a one week gap, it’s been emotional. I know a fair few of us here at DOOM Towers are excited by the prospect of seeing the Heroes for Hire on tv (and its something we wanted from S.H.I.E.L.D.) and I can’t wait to see what comes from that. Would you guys like us to cover those shows as well? Let us know in the comments!

FZZT starts out pretty spooky, with a bunch of boy scouts out in the woods telling ghost stories until one wanders off in search of a mysterious buzzing. Minutes later, an brief electrical storm hits and the man is left dead and floating 5ft off the ground.

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The team is called in and start tracking similar phenomenon and soon find the culprit, a Chitauri helmet infected with some kind of virus that overcharges a human’s electromagnetic field and eventually kills them. Unfortunately, Simmons is infected so it’s a race against the clock to find a cure. The true meat of this episode is the team reacting to the news that Simmons is dying and none of them are handling it well. Coulson’s expression when he sees the first symptoms is heartbreaking. He silently moves to the door, apologises and seals her in the lab, much to Simmons’ confusion. Skye is distraught, Ward feels helpless and Fitz is so willing to help, he’ll risk his own infection to save his friend. I can’t remember if Melinda is upset but I’d sure she’s crying on the inside.

Naturally, since this episode wasn’t written Joss Whedon or James Roberts, Simmons survives after Wards dives out of the plan with the antiserum, completely cockblocking Fitz’s Big Damn Hero moment. Though there’s some sweet acknowledgement of this later as Simmons remarks that while Ward saved her, Fitz never left her side and that makes him her hero, then kisses his cheek. D’awww this ship is so adorbs, you guys! *squee*

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Coulson Watch! Coulson KNOWS! He knows he’s some sort of awesome machine man! I’m kidding, all the little remarks he’s had up to this point has got him thinking so he ordered a battery of tests on himself. As he comforts Tony Diaz, shortly before he succumbs to the Chitauri electrovirus, he confides that he knows he died but he also knows it was longer than everyone is telling him and he hasn’t been the same since. And he gets the tests back at the end of the episode and he’s perfectly fine. Only he’s not. He feels different and in the most awkward, softcore porn set up way possible, Melinda reassures him that he’s human and that dying would change anyway.

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Stinger for the week is Agent Blake (who previously appeared in the Avengers special feature, Item 47) gets on the Bus and starts swinging his dick around, threatening Coulson with his team being taken away if he continues to disobey orders and Coulson just smiles that smile of his. “I’d like to see them try.”

Damn good episode! Really fun, full of emotion and excellent performances all around. Next week promises more shady goings on as we see the return of another Item 47 character and the first appearance of Victoria Hand.

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  • http://jasterisfett.tumblr.com Michael Harris

    He’s feeling “rusty”. He has high levels of “iron”.

    If he’s not an LMD or Vision by the end of this series I’m gonna be mad.

    • Sharp-O

      Pretty much what I’ve been saying from the start! Though I have to hedge my bets because laying it on this thick for its intended audience has to be a red herring. Then again, it could be a double bluff. Then again…

      GAH!

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