Don’t You Forget about SHIELD

I mentioned earlier in the week that the most recent episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD found Mack and Deke trapped in the 1980s.  As with every episode of this season’s time-hopping shenanigans, the show makes good use of the culture of the time . . . maybe a better use than previous episodes.  Two duo quickly split up and stay apart for a good chunk of time.  When Mack finally comes back around and answers a summons from Deke, things really get interesting.

Agent Coulson, seemingly blown to smithereens in the last episode, makes a comeback as a kind of Max Headroom.  And there are some nice nods to a very 80s blend of sci-fi and horror.  It is, perhaps, the least SHIELD-y episode of the season so far, which makes it an interesting contrast.  It will be interesting to see if the humorous aspect of the episode has any long-term repercussions for the show by season’s end.

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