Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Sharp-O0
S.H.I.E.L.D Exposed – “The Writing on the Wall”
It’s not so much “writing” as it is “scribbles”.
This episode finally takes the running sub-plot of the alien writing and is using it to good effect.
Before I get to that though, Grant FUCKING Ward. The irredeemable dickbag is out in the wild and the team is hot on his ass though, through various tricks, he manages to get to a rendezvous point for Hydra and kills a bunch of Hydra goons and leaves Bakshi for the team as a present. Cue the Tumblr fan girls creaming themselves and my desire to smack some fools increases. Seriously, that portion of the fandom is toxic and it‘s insistence on bizarre relationship bullshit riles me up. I get it, women like bad boys or guys who seem broken because some people are fucking deluded and have this overwhelming desire to “fix them” but there is no “fixing” or redemption for a homicidal sociopath. Get your heads out of your asses/the Vampire Diaries tag and get with the show’s REAL plot.
Besides, we all know the real “One True Pairing” is Fitz and Mack. Did you see the scene with Simmons acting all jealous? And when they were playing Halo 2: Anniversary (product placement!) was really sweet. BRO-T-P! BRO-T-P!
The clues regarding the alien language finally come together as the pieces fit together. An ex-Agent of SHIELD and survivor of Project: TAHITI (the same one we saw getting tattooed in A Fractured House) is hunting other survivors of the project and is carving them up, hoping to find the answer to the symbols. Once Coulson finds this out and confronts the killer at the home of the last survivor, he puts it all together and the symbols are revealed to be…
A city. Now, given the GH 325’s origins appear to be Kree in origin and this “map” is actually revealed to be a city, the conclusion to be drawn is that this is the Inhuman city of Attilan. With the recent reveal of the Inhumans movie, it makes sense to establish their presence early. In the comics, the Inhumans are a genetic off-shoot of humanity, created by the Kree during their ancient war with the Skrulls and if the GH host is as old (if not older) as the SHIELD doctor suggests, then this could be the building blocks of the Inhuman saga.
Hell, I’ve been saying for a while that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (appearing in Age of Ultron) can’t be called mutants because of rights issues so why not make them Inhumans? Quicksilver himself has ties to the Inhumans, marrying an Inhuman and being exposed the Inhuman’s Terrigen Mist after losing his superspeed.
This episode ties up a major plot point for the series but also offers up another mystery as well as continuing the sub-plot of Grant Ward. Where do we go from here? I can’t wait to find out when we return with The Things We Bury.