[NOTE: This article contains SPOILERS for Captain America: The Winter Soldier]
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been using Uprising to tie the television series closer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and last week’s episode “End of the Beginning” set the stage for Cap’s mission aboard the Lemurian Star by name only as Agent Sitwell was called away. It also referenced Nick Fury’s position at the Triskelion; meanwhile, Simmons mentions agents are storming the situation room at the Hub. The episode even ends with a chase scene from Captain America: The Winter Solider, driving (pun intended) home its Twitter campaign #ItsAllConnected.Captain America: The Winter Solider reveals S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated by Hydra, and the film ends with dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. These revelations will have a direct impact on the television series, which begs the question, will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. end after its first season. I mean if there’s no S.H.I.E.L.D. there can’t be any agents of… right?
There are still six more episodes before the conclusion of the first season or even the series. Two of which are official tie-ins to Captain America: The Winter Solider since the ramifications to the show are huge. “Turn, Turn, Turn” is the first, and could be considered the most anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode to date.
ABC’s syNopsis of “Turn, Turn, Turn”:
“Turn, Turn, Turn” – Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst
Guest starring are Bill Paxton as Agent Garrett, Saffron Burrows as Victoria Hand, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett, Charles Halford as Agent Shaw, James Macdonald as Agent Jacobson, Dayo Ade as Agent Barbour, Kylie Furneaux as Agent Shade, Alex Daniels as Agent Chaimson, Braden Moran as Agent Jones, Cameron Diskin as Agent Baylin.
The episode is said to change everything, it airs tonight on ABC but you can check out the two clips below.
Next week’s episode “Providence” will feature Adrian Pasdar as Glenn Talbot. One of the many planned guest stars including Pat Oswalt as Agent Eric Koenig, Amy Acker as Audrey (Coulson’s Cellist love interest), and Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury. We’ll see who we can trust since last week’s episode has both agents May and Hand loyalties in question.
It’ll be interesting to see how they handle the fallout and aftermath of Captain America: The Winter Solider in the show. I personally would have traded the explosive third act for a more “intimate” showdown between Hydra and the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D., which could work for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. while not costing the show a fortune.
The events of Captain America: The Winter Solider, are going to have lasting effects on the show. Does that make you more or less inclined to tune into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Who do you think are the Hydra agents? Could Agent 13 could show up in the last six episodes?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s “Turn, Turn, Turn” airs tonight at 8/7 CST on ABC.