Published on December 2nd, 2015 | by Sharp-O0
S.H.I.E.L.D. Exposed: “Closure”
COULSON SMASH PUNY WARD!
Ho-booooy! This episode does not pull it’s punches! It’s gut punches all around as the episode kicks off with Rosalind getting shot in the neck and bleeding out in Coulson’s arms. Fuck, man… Just…
And what follows is Coulson getting a full-on boner for murder. Specifically for Ward’s murder. By his own hands. And he’ll settle for nothing less and, frankly, Ward’s got it coming. He’s had it coming for a long time but, just like Kilgrave in the excellent Jessica Jones, he’s not going to get a good enough end. No death is poetic enough for that psychotic son of a bitch!
Case in point; the kidnapping of FitzSimmons. Can’t these kids catch a fucking break!? Lured into a trap where Banks kills their escort and then himself (Good game, Banks. Good game), FitzSimmons are summoned by Gideon Mallick to reveal how Simmons got back from Treasure Planet. Simmons, being hard as nails now, withstands torture at the hands of both an Inhuman and Ward. Atta girl!
Fitz, on the other hand, folds like a house of cards but it could be argued that his torture is worse. He just got the woman he loves back, she’s already suffering and now she’s being tortured? Of course he agreed to help HYDRA. Anything for her.
Meanwhile, Mack is nominated Director of SHIELD while Coulson goes full-Rambo and when FitzSimmons are found, mounts up with May, a contingent of SHIELD agents and Daisy and her Secret Warriors (Lincoln and Joey). More on them next week no doubt.
To top off the episode, Coulson follows Ward and Fitz through the portal in the most badass way possible; by diving out of a Quinjet! Just like Steve Rogers woulda done! But if GLaDOS has taught us anything about portals it’s that “Momentum, a function of mass and velocity, is conserved between portals. In layman’s terms: speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out.”
And he beans himself on an alien rock. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.
For an episode called Closure, there’s not a lot of it going around. If anything, it feels like set-up for the mid-season finale so be sure to come back next week for it as we discover the truth about Maveth.