Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap – “The Things We Bury”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our heroes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the former S.H.I.E.L.D.  agent antagonist turned crazed serial killer had been thwarted and the alien language’s true origin had been revealed…somewhat.  With the language now shown to be the schematics for an ancient city, will this be the first revelation that begins the snowball effect toward Marvel Studios’ recently announced Inhumans film, as many are theorizing?  Meanwhile, this episode also promises to give us a Ward vs. Ward slugfest as former Agent Grant Ward fights his brother Christian, now senator, in a case of violent sibling rivalry.  Will this episode be the introduction of Attilan, the Inhuman city?  Which Ward will ward off his brother?  Will we get an appearance from Lockjaw, the giant bulldog with a tuning fork on his forehead the Inhumans use to teleport across the globe?  It’s as weird as it sounds folks.  Hit the jump for our recap of the latest episode, “The Things We Bury”.

Brett Dalton Talks BESIDE STILL WATERS, Identifying with the Character, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, His Beard, and More

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The indie dramedy Beside Still Waters, from first-time feature director Chris Lowell (best known as “Piz” from Veronica Mars), follows Daniel (Ryan Eggold), as he invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents’ lake house.  Even though none of Daniel’s friends share in his nostalgia of the good old days, they still find themselves confessing secrets and rekindling romances that ultimately allow them to let go of the past and look ahead to the future.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Brett Dalton (who plays James, a struggling actor turned reality star who is less than truthful when it comes to his own romantic life) talked about how he came to be playing this role in his first acting job out of grad school, why he so clearly identified with this character, the challenges in figuring out film acting while on the job, and the experience of working with this ensemble for the shoot.  He also talked about identifying with both sides of Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the big fuss about his beard, how different things are in Season 2, and why he prefers playing the lone wolf side of his character.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

AGENT CARTER Makes Another AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Appearance Next Week; Watch a Clip Now

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It’s nice that Marvel is seemingly intent on keeping Peggy Carter a consistent character in their cinematic (and when it comes to TV, not quite as cinematic) universe.  From an appearance in Ant-Man to her very own show (coming early next year), Agent Carterwe’re seeing a lot more of her than we thought we would given the trajectory and timeline of the Captain America movies.  Next week she pops up again on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an episode entitled The Things We Bury, but you can get a look at her appearance now.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The Things We Bury episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday, November 18th at 9pm EST.  The show also stars Clark GreggMing-Na WenBrett DaltonChloe BennetIain De Caestecker and Nick Blood.  Agent Carter will air on ABC Tuesdays starting in January 2015.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “The Writing on the Wall”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left the Agents, the team had a few new members including Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird.  Also, once good guy now Hydra goon, Agent Ward had escaped from custody and is on the run from the team after being told for the umpteenth time how much Ward and co. hated his guts.  While chasing after their former colleague, the team also begins to discover bodies, with the alien language Agent Coulson has been etching on desks and walls etched into them.  Will the team be able to juggle both of these problems while also juggling their ever growing cast members?  Will it be revealed that Skye’s father is in fact Calvin Zabo, aka Mr. Hyde and she is in fact, Quake?  Will Dr. Doom appear as a nefarious blogger who plagues the team with negative yelp reviews? Hit the jump for some of these answers and more in my recap of “The Writing on the Wall”.

Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Set to Premiere on ABC on Tuesday, January 6th

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We’ve been saying that Agent Carter is due in January 2015 for quite some time, but now we’ve finally got an official start date.  Marvel just announced that Agent Carter will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, January 6th at 9:00pm ET.  The show centers on Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter.  It’s 1946 and she’s stuck doing administrative work for the SSR, the Strategic Scientific Reserve.  However, when Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is framed for unleashing a deadly weapon, she agrees to go on secret missions to try to figure out who’s responsible.

The show also stars James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.  Hit the jump for more on Agent Carter.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Fractured House”

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Welcome back, true believers! Heck of a news day, huh?  If anything, the current slate of Marvel films will certainly have a gigantic impact on the world of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (if of course it’s still around at that time, fingers crossed).  How will Coulson’s team react to a superhuman civil war?  Will the crew be swinging around Wakanda now that Black Panther’s been confirmed?  These are questions for another day as tonight’s episode finds Hydra impersonating S.H.I.E.L.D. and attacking the United Nations.  Will our team be able to combat their brand new public relations problem?  How is Mockingbird fitting in with the rest of the team?  Why can’t it be 2018 already so we can all watch Avengers: Infinity War?  These questions will be answered on tonight’s episode, “A Fractured House” when you hit the jump….

More New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Footage Coming During Next Week’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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A trailer leak isn’t really a good thing, but it seems to have worked out well for Avengers: Age of Ultron and for those eager to see as much footage as possible, too!  Marvel just revealed that within the first 24 hours, that new teaser trailer scored 34.3 million global views, which decimates the previous record of 20 million views set by Iron Man 3.

Because the teaser trailer arrived prior to that planned Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere, Marvel has decided to offer up even more brand new Age of Ultron material during the October 28th episode.  And the studio isn’t stopping there.  Marvel will air even more exclusive Age of Ultron footage during Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! on November 4th as well.  Hit the jump for all the details.   Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Official Image and Concept Art Revealed for Adrianne Palicki in Her Mockingbird Suit from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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On last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here), the show introduced the character Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) who, as we previously reported, would be “popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.”  Today, we have an official image of Adrianne Palicki in Mockingbird’s tactical outfit along with some concept art.

Hit the jump to check out the outfit along with an explanation from Costume Designer Ann FoleyAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC, and if you don’t watch it, you may want to next week because it’s going to have the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Hen in the Wolf House”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Our latest installment promises to introduce a long standing character from the comics into the Marvel cinematic universe in the form of Bobbi Morse, played by Adrianne Palicki.  Bobbi, aka Mockingbird, is the ex-wife of Avenger, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner in the movies), and has found herself on quite a few incarnations of the team herself.  In our most recent installment of the series, the gang will find themselves at odds with Ms. Morse as she is revealed to be the current head of security for Hydra.  Whether or not this is a con or a new take on the character is yet to be seen, though it would be funny to see how many undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agents there are in Hydra at this point with the recent episode focusing on Simmons.  (Maybe there are no actual Hydra agents left!)  Will the team be able to battle the forces of Hydra this go around?  Is Mockingbird friend or foe?  Has Agent Coulson been working on his dance routine from last week?  All these and more revealed in our latest Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap after the jump.

PaleyFest NY: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb Talk AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Now that the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier have rippled down to the ABC TV series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things are moving forward at a breakneck pace.  Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is trying to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. while Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) keeps an eye on his sanity, and Skye (Chloe Bennet) is trying to come to terms with the fact that she opened her heart to Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) and he turned out to be HYDRA, while Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trying to get back to being Fitz and Simmons.

As part of PaleyFest NY, which is considered the ultimate TV fan festival, co-stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, along with executive producer Jeph Loeb, talked about how this show evolved, their audition experiences, the incredible journey this show has taken the characters on, the extent of the collaboration to coordinate this show with The Winter Soldier, the actors’ reaction to finding out how everything would tie in, whether Ward might ever get back out into the field, which Marvel characters they’d like to see on the show, the process for deciding which characters they can actually bring on, whether Clark Gregg might ever direct an episode, shooting the May vs. May fight, the chances of Clark Gregg going up against James Spader in Avengers:  Age of Ultron, and whether there might be any connection between the show and the next movie.  Check out what they had to say after the jump. 

New AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Clip Featuring Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse

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We’ve known that Adrianne Palicki would appear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, since August, but now it’s finally time to see her in action.  Her episode, “A Hen in the Wolf House,” doesn’t air until Tuesday night, but a clip featuring the Security Chief of Hydra storming into Agent Simmons’ (Elizabeth Henstridge) office determined to ID a mole just surfaced.

Hit the jump to catch Palicki in this new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. clip.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, episode 5 airs on Tuesday, October 21st at 9pm EST.  The show also stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Nick Blood.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Face My Enemy”

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Welcome back, true believers!  We join our heroes, after having been shown that Simmons is in fact deep undercover in the depths of Hydra, as Coulson and Agent May must go undercover themselves by cutting the dance floor.  This episode promises to uncover some of the secrets that “Coulson has been looking for”.  Will Coulson find the answers that he’s looking for?  Will Hydra put a stop to his search?  Will Civil War really take place in the Marvel cinematic universe?  Two of these questions will be answered as you hit the jump for our Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg Screen Upcoming Episode “Face My Enemy” and Unveil AGENT CARTER Footage

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When you don’t watch a show, how much fun can you expect to have at its New York Comic-Con panel?  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, was a blast to attend.  Just like last year, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, was on hand to introduce the early screening of Tuesday, October 14th’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, but this time around, he let Clark Gregg do it with him and when he came out, the crowd went nuts for him.

Not only did we get to experience a hefty dose of Coulson craziness and see next week’s episode, but Loeb and Gregg also unveiled some footage from Marvels brand new series Agent Carter as well.  Hit the jump for more on that in my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con panel recap.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Series Low; SELFIE Falters in Debut

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TV ratings for Tuesday, September 30th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not doing great.  The second episode of the show’s second season (read Evan’s recap here) garnered a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.54 million viewers, notching a series low for the Marvel show.  On the bright side, there’s always the possibility that it could receive a jolt in viewership after its midseason break following the debut of Agent Carter, but there’s no guarantee that show will be a hit either.
  • Elsewhere on ABC, the series premiere of the awfully-titled Selfie scored a 1.4 rating in the demo and 4.89 million viewers.  Despite the cringe-worthy premise, our own Allison Keene thought the pilot episode was saved by its solid cast.  Those debut numbers on down considerably from the 3.0 rating that The Goldbergs nabbed in its post-S.H.I.E.L.D. series premiere last year.
  • The other ABC shows of the night were Manhattan Love Story with a 1.3 rating and 4.28 million viewers and Forever with a 1.3 rating and 5.6 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, and more.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Heavy is the Head”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our band of wayward agents, the hidden artifact known as the Obelisk had been taken by Avengers-villain, Crusher Creel (aka the Absorbing Man).  The team lost one of their newest members apparently as Lucy Lawless’ Hartlay bit the bullet and was killed in the final minutes of the season premiere, though this is the Marvel universe and resurrections are fair game for any character.  Tonight, we’ll see the return of the mysterious “woman in the flower dress”, Raina, apparently seeking to help the team rather than inhibit them.  Will the team join their old foe in attempting to reclaim the Obelisk?  Will Fitz go even crazier in this episode?  Why oh why didn’t I make a joke about the Absorbing Man not being played by Nick Nolte during the last recap?  All this and more in the recap for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Heavy is the Head”….

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