First Clip from MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2

     September 27, 2013


ABC has released the first clip from next week’s episode of the new drama series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Developed by Joss Whedon, the show premiered last week to impressive ratings, scoring the best debut of a new drama in all of television since 2009’s V.  In this new clip, we see “hacker” Skye (Chloe Bennet) officially joining the S.H.I.E.L.D. team as Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson debates the decision with his cohorts.  Our recapper was quite taken with the premiere episode, but personally I found it to be wholly underwhelming.  The production value is surprisingly cheap and the plot development felt more like an episode of NCIS than a comic book series.  That being said, pilots aren’t always a great judge of a show’s quality, so I’m hoping that the character development improves in subsequent episodes.

Hit the jump to watch the clip and sound off in the comments with your first impressions of the show.  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC Tuesday nights at 8/7c.


  • LEM

    I have a feeling the second episode ratings will take a huge dive.

  • Ethan

    I hope this doesn’t become a NCIS or CSI type of “monster of the week” type of show. Maybe in the beginning its needed to establish the team etc. But an ongoing overall arc is what this show needs to be super successful

    • Hey…HEY!

      Yeah, they definitely don’t want to be like NCIS or CSI, two of the most super successful shows in the history of television. They should have an overall arc like the X-Files, whose monster-of-the-week episodes were far and away the best episodes.

      • Ethan

        If you want to watch that every week and not be fully engaged into the Marvel universe and just try to stop some new “bad guy” each week, go for it man. If you are into the CSI format type of shows then I’m happy for you but itll lose me as a viewer if there is no progression of plot. Obviously the beginning of a series they aren’t going to throw a ton of plot as they need to set up character backstories and major conflicts. But if this is CSI: Agents of Shield, I’m not interested. I want to be challenged as a viewer and engaged. I’m not into watching a show for the theatrics of a new “monster of the week” and discovering a new way foiling their plan while learning a “very important life lesson”

    • AustindPowers

      It already comes across to me as a NCIS type show. The characters other than Colson are young “good looking” types. They all come across to me as fake and not particularly interesting (maybe due to bad writing?). Honestly I think it’s gonna hurt the Marvel Universe… I’d much rather a Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Lost, Game of Thrones… type show.

      • Ethan

        thank you, couldnt agree more

    • Mrm

      I had a hard time figuring out what felt weird with the pilot but I have to say that the sole mention of NCIS nails it somehow. Also the limited scale of it. I mean even though I get that it has to be centered on a small team, you never have the impression that SHIELD actually is a big-time security organization. Stargate also comes to mind.
      I really hope things will change and, as said here, that they will actually develop something or else it will be another Arrow.
      PS: that said I loved the cinematography actually.

  • Bronsolino

    It’ll be ok. I just needs to breathe a little more.

  • Frank

    I mean, it was definitely cheaper-looking than a movie but I thought there were still some impressive sights throughout… though I’m sure it’s going to get crappier now that we’re no longer in Pilot phase.

    As for the show itself… I just don’t know. The dialogue feels likes second-rate Whedon. I like how they kind of mock some of the typical dramatic tropes you see on TV(i.e. Coulson’s reveal), but other times they seem to play right into them. I also groaned at the end when Coulson “Doc Brown’ed” us. I guess we’ll just see.

  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    This show will not be treated like most sub-par shows. It will be given a much longer leash because of the Marvel, ABC, Disney partnership. If it was judged on the quality of the show itself, it would be off the air by Christmas.

  • Nick

    The show isn’t going to blow critics or viewers away. It’s purpose is to be light, fun and a reminder in between movies of what has happened in the marvel universe. It’s an easy way to dive into civilian mindset of everything that’s happened without wasting time in the movies to do it. Remember, it’s a pilot episode

  • Strong Enough

    Nolan > Whedon

    Thumbs up of you agree! ;-)

  • eternalozzie

    Yawn .. boring writing … boring characters … a flying car doesn’t make your show cool (unless grumpy cat is flying it).

  • ʝoe Ģnaśher ßloggs

    Frankly, this is a bad clip to release. Seems a gamble to think people already care about characters other than Coulson and possibly Melinda. The rest of the cast is treading water at best. For an espionage organization, this is not very espionage-y. Won’t have a long shelf life at this rate.

  • chelsea

    terrific i just watch episode 2 here..