Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Episode 4 Recap – “Face My Enemy”
This week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a prime example of why the show itself is set inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe: because sometimes its good to just cut loose and have fun, which is something the Marvel Cinematic films excel at. And in the process, the show gives us even more background on Agent May and Director Coulson’s history, while continuing to slowly push the overall story arc of searching for just what is happening to Director Coulson since the events of Marvel’s The Avengers.
It turns out Director Coulson is not alone in how he has changed since being treated with the Kree serum that ultimately saved his life. This week, “Face My Enemy” revealed that there are others that are also experiencing the same side effects and strange design output that’s affecting Coulson. The team is searching for a painting that contains the same strange markings that Coulson has been writing in seclusion, a painting that dates back some 500 years…and a painting that HYDRA is also trying to obtain.
“Face My Enemy” was a very fun, very Marvel-esque spy outing, with Agent May ultimately taking center stage, revealing that she has a contingency plan in place should Coulson progress to a point with his symptoms that he can no longer run S.H.I.E.L.D. The relationship between Coulson and May is intriguing, as it appears she is to Coulson as Coulson was to former-Director Fury, and what a fun tale that will be to explore. And also this week, May was forced to fight her doppleganger in hand-to-hand combat, which gave us one of the best fight scenes television has had in a long while. Ming-Na Wen has really come into her own as Agent May, and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to shine in it’s stellar second season.
Fans, did you tune in to “Face My Enemy?”