Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Window of Opportunity"

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Sarge’s crew kicks off the “Window of Opportunity” episode by getting acquainted with gas station edibles, plus judge the planet by the currency. They don’t seem too impressed by our paper money. I don’t know. I’m kind of rooting for this new bunch. Meanwhile at SHIELD, Mack is taking the arrival in baby steps with word that Sarge is looking like Coulson. They are also trying to figure out, along with Benson, what happened to the guy that teleported halfway to earth, but chest down turned into concrete.

Fitz is actually in space with Enoch (he survived!), and is slaving as an engineer for someone named Viro. Remember that ship from the season premiere that blasted apart Enoch’s ship with a cryo-sleeping Fitz? That ship. Viro gets very little development since he meets his demise within the episode via airlock. Once that happens, Fitz takes control of the craft to somewhere not Naro-Atzia (the destination Viro was heading to), which happens to be where Daisy and Jemma end up at episode’s end. Ah, the space love search continues next week.

May and Yo-Yo go after Sarge at a shipping yard that his team parks their truck. They don’t really find anything except have a little conversation about Mack. Nothing really happens until May’s squad is notified about a jewelry store being robbed. They actually use the vault to create a portal to their cloaking truck, which is in the shipping yard. May realizes the shipping yard is actually important. She goes there and notices tire tracks that disappear way too unnaturally. Trying to shut things down in the truck, May ultimately fails and gets portal’d back into the vault as SHIELD cracks the vault door simultaneously. May is heated after all that, so next episode will be quite interesting.

The great thing about this shorter season is that the writing doesn’t get to dabble around in little arcs that serve up as fodder in the long run. Everything seems to be connected so far, and that Fitz/Simmons quest content will never get old. I’m finding myself rooting for Sarge’s cause, but this might be in part to just being a fan of Clark Gregg’s finesse in this show (and partially assuming it’s a Coulson deep down inside).

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Window of Opportunity” premieres tonight at 8pm PST on ABC.