Summary: A man gains unusual powers and is tracked down by the newly assembled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Guest starring: Cobie Smulders
It looks like it’s TV’s second attempt at bringing super heroes to the small screen. NBC had moderate success with the show Heroes, but lack of plot brought this show to it’s demise.
This show may have more working for it. Joss Whedon returns to the small screen. For anyone who is a fan of comic books or superheroes, is going to want to watch this movie. It’s like having the Avengers on every week for one hour. When I heard that it was gonna happen, I don’t think I’ve ever got so excited over a show.
The Avengers is setting all kinds of records having the most sequels come from it. There has already been Iron Man 3, then there is this show, Thor 2, Captain America 2, and The Avengers 2. That’s 5 things for one movie.
Of course, I am a bit hopeful that at some point, maybe the Avengers might make a guest appearance. I know, highly unlikely, but I’m still hopeful.
Now back to the show.
It is a very complex show that I’ve gathered just in the first episode. It’s going to be one of those shows you really have to pay attention to because there’s going to be a lot going on and it’s going to be very fast.
It looks like the premise will for at least this season will be taking down the centipede. It’s a machine-like thing that has all these super powers mixed into it, making ordinary people into super people. But it does come with a nasty side effect. Getting angry forces it to kick in overdrive and perhaps cause you to explode.
Now the question remains, who is the person who is creating this and why are they doing that?
Here’s a recap of the show.
The show opens with a father and son looking at some Avengers toys. There is an explosion and the man goes to the burning building. He busts through the wall to climb it to help a woman trapped inside. He jumps out with her, as a woman recording approaches him.
A man, named Ward, goes to a restaurant disguised as a waiter. He sneaks in and grabs a man’s hand towel. He breaks into the man’s apartment and into the safe. He takes a small black bag from it and as he’s going to leave he gets attacked.
Maria (Smulders) asks Ward about what S.H.I.E.L.D is all about. We learn that the show starts after the movie, The Avengers, ends.
The woman recording the hero at the beginning is following him.
The explain Clark’s death in The Avengers was to encourage the Avengers to fight. They see the man from the beginning of the show saving the woman. They tell Ward to get the man. He doesn’t want to, but he gets dismissed. Maria is unsure of Clark’s roster for S.H.I.E.L.D. He tells her to go on vacation. Another agent comes in to talk. After Clark leaves, he says ‘he really doesn’t know, does he?’ to which Maria responds, ‘He should never know’.
The man watches as the woman thanks him through media. The woman that was recording him at scene sits at the man’s table. She says her name is Skye. She tells him to expose himself. She warns him about S.H.I.E.L.D. She says she can help him create an identity. He declines, but she is able to steal his license and learn his name is Mike.
Clark goes to talk to May. He asks her to drive a bus. She is hesitant but agrees.
Ward goes to his new team, Fitz and Simmons, who are arguing about tech stuff. Clark shows up in a collectable car that he calls Lola. Clark debriefs Ward. May comes and tells Clark that she might know where ‘she’ is.
Skye is talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. on her a recording. They show up at her van and take her.
They talk to Skye about her research on S.H.I.E.L.D. She admits that she wanted them to hack her phone so they would take her. They ask her about the explosion. Ward asks about ‘centipede’.
Mike is talking to his doctor about the rescue. He has a gray/golden thing latched to his arm. He argues with his doctor about going public, but agrees to remain quiet.
Fitz/Simmons/May looking over the scene.
Skye tells them about how she was tracking it to the building. He asks about Mike, but she refuses to give him up. Clark takes out Ward and says that she’s an asset. Before showing him a gun.
Fitz finds a flash camera. Simmons finds something out of the world in the apartment.
Clark says they are going to inject her with truth serum, but instead Clark injects it in Ward. He tells Skye to ask him questions before leaving. She asks if he killed anyone and they talk about it.
Mike begs for his job back from Gary. Gary says no and Mike gets mad and starts using his powers to manhandle Gary. He thinks he’s a hero and he hits Gary with a tub.
Skye tells Clark that Ward didn’t say anything. Clark shows Skye the video of Mike. She gives them Mike’s license.
Group meeting as they talk about Mike. Skye says she has an audio of the lab Mike met with the doctor
Mike goes to visit the woman in the building. She was the doctor who gave him the centipede. She gets angry with him for exposing her. She says the people who set this up want to be kept secret. She tells him that he needs to disappear. Mike jumps out the window.
Fitz/Simmons are looking at evidence that Skye gave them. They see the centipede, which is a whole mix of super powers blended together.
Skye is about to leave with May when Mike shows up and knocks May out. He says they are going to help each other, before him and his son, Ace, get into the van.
Fitz/Simmons/Clark/Ward see that Mike is going to self-destruct soon. Clark sends Ward out to get Mike.
Fitz/Simmons tell Clark that Mike will explode in a few hours. Clark demands that they figure out another way for them to save Mike.
Skye deletes Mike from existence.
Fitz/Simmons are working. They see that someone is hacking the system. Clark knows that Skye is trying to tell them where they are.
Mike is trying to comfort his son.
Clark/Ward go to get Mike and he gets upset. Mike takes Skye and Ace into the train station. To stall Mike, she creates a fight.
A man and a woman show up and a man goes in with a shotgun.
Clark realizes there is another party trying to take Mike out.
Skye tries to reason with Mike. The man follows them and shoots Mike and he falls over the ledge. May catches up and knocks out the shooter. Clark goes to talk to Mike. He talks him down when Ward shoots him with the antidote.
Skye/Clark go to visit Ace. They talk about her future with S.H.I.E.L.D. when Ward calls about an 0-8-4. Before leaving, he turns Lola into a rocket before heading to the airfield.