The team heads back to L.A. when one of the super-humans that they’ve been monitoring goes missing. Turns out, Chan Ho Yin, a.k.a. Scorch, has been enticed by an offer to boost his powers by Raina, a.k.a. the girl in the flower dress.
Raina is working with the same doctor who we saw in the pilot episode. They are looking for something that will counteract the explosive effects from the EXTREMIS part of their project Centipede and they think that Scortch’s pyrokinetic abilities will be the answer.
While this is the case, neither Chan nor the doctor live long enough to see their efforts come to fruition. Chan is injected with the EXTREMIS serum by May and explodes while the doctor is killed by Raina who, it turns out is working for someone else. We meet him at the end of the episode when he and Raina discuss bringing in the “Clairvoyant.”
So, what is the team up to besides trying to stop Scorch and Raina? Well, Skye’s continuing relationship with the Rising Tide comes to a head and almost costs her her position on the team. It does cost her the trust that she had earned from her teammates, but she finally opens up to Coulson and reveals her true intentions.
She wants to find out what happened to her parents. She knows that S.H.I.E.L.D. was somehow involved because she discovered a document about her parent that had been redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D.
And that’s where we end the episode.
They’re taking a break this week, so I thought I’d pose a question. What do you think of the show so far? What is working and what needs to be improved?
Overall, I am still enjoying the show. I still love getting to enter the world of the Avengers every week and especially seeing my favorite character back in action. The stories have been good so far, but if I were to change some things, I think I would enjoy more humor (witty dialogue is usually a staple in Joss’ shows) and I would like to see characters other than Skye explored.
We get hints here and there that there are things going on with Ward, May and, of course, Coulson, but thus far they’ve really only explored Skye.
So, to pose my question again: What do you think of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far?