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The amount of good episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is rapidly becoming more inconsistent as the weeks go by. This time, audiences are force fed “Repairs,” a fairly dull tale that spends time on Agent May but not nearly enough.

The Players:

  • Director: Bill Gierhart
  • Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
  • Cast: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge

Episode Title: “Repairs”

A young woman is accused of killing four people in a freak accident, but that’s not what’s attracts S.H.I.E.L.D. She may have deadly powers that puts others in danger. But it’s quickly revealed that she’s not the one creating this mess.

The Good:

  • Opening Up Agent May: First, we were surprised to see that we were correct about Agent May and Ward getting it on.  In “Repairs,” we continue to figure out what’s really going on in the head of such an incredibly quiet but deadly lady. She isn’t a complete robot, meaning she has a bunch of emotions, but she has an easier time concealing them. She’s real soft and sweet under the surface. We wish we saw more of that and less of Skye.
  • Protection: A young woman believes she may be the cause all of disturbances that are harming others. But it’s actually an employee who’s trying to protect her. This mysterious man is jumping in between two dimensions. He’s doing it in order to protect the one person he’s infatuated with. Yet he’s completely unaware that he’s turning her life into a total nightmare.

The So-So:

  • Pranks: The C story of Fitz-Simmons pranking Skye should have been scrapped. It served no purpose and comes off as a really cheesy sub plot that fails to provide any laughs. Also, why does Simmons keep spouting out nonsense about how she doesn’t believe these strange occurrences can happen in their world? We’re dealing with a post-Avengers society, which means anything is possible.
  • Their Missions: At this point it’s pretty clear the higher-ups at S.H.I.E.L.D. don’t really care about Agent Coulson’s group. Their prime objectives aren’t even that clear, as made evident in “Repairs.” Why do they want to talk to this lady again? It’s because of the accident and her powers, but they essentially kidnap her when they bring her aboard their plane. Can you really blame the dimension-hopping man from trying to rescue her?

The Bad:

  • Not Skye Again: Since practically everyone on the team is having adventures, it’s safe to say that Skye’s lost any remaining interest. To make matters worse, a lot of the episode is focused on her whining about being an agent-in-training, which blocked some of Agent May’s story. Why was she wandering into the barn with the others, only to be blocked off by Agent Coulson? If she’s not doing anything then cut her out of the scene. Skye has no real use and is the weakest character of the bunch. Maybe if they threw her in a vat of toxic waste and gave her superpowers she would be a pinch more interesting.

Overall:

Maybe we got overexcited with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D after watching ”Fzzt.” We expected a better quality of storytelling but didn’t see it in “Repairs.” This show continues to suffer for a variety of reasons and it’s becoming more difficult to watch as the weeks go by.

Rating: 5/10

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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