Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1.E02 [Break Your Wrist If You A Bad Bitch]
The second episode of SHIELD was much better than the series premiere. We slowly learn more about characters as they try to come together as a team. We’re also treated to a surprise appearance by Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
The main focus of the episode was on an object of unknown origins–aka an 0-8-4–which leads the team on a mission to Peru. It’s here that Coulson runs into an old flame in the form of Commandante Camila Reyes. This bitch has really white teeth. That’s the most interesting thing about her aside from her accent.
The 0-8-4 turns out to be a device fueled by the same gamma radiation that created The Hulk, and built using tech dated back to The Hydra from Captain America: The First Avenger. Skye, who has been brought on as a consultant, is still finding it hard to get along with her new team. Ward doesn’t trust her and May thinks adding another “kid” to the mix can only bring trouble. Still, Coulson swears she’s an asset, and by the end of the episode she proves that she can step up when it counts.
Once Reyes confirms all suspicions that she’s a shady bitch, the team has a common enemy–allowing them to combine all their strengths into a single unit. It also helps that majority of the action takes place on board The Bus aka the SHIELD jet; allowing for some pretty over-the-top action scenes (like May breaking her wrist to escape her handcuffs).
We learn more about Agent May’s history when Ward refers to her as The Cavalry. I guess that means head-bitch-in-charge because anytime she’s on screen you just know she’s going to kick someone’s ass. I’m looking forward to learning more about why she chose to leave the field for a desk job.
When the team decides their best way of surviving is blowing a hole in the plane — shit gets real. As Ward desperately fights for life, Skye decides to unleash a life raft that plugs the hole in the plane — preventing Ward from flying out. This is definitely bullshit but I’m digging it so hard.
This episode ends with Ward deciding to be Skye’s S.O. and they are one step closer to banging.