Boy, Agents of SHIELD is one confounding show, am I right? You know I am. This week’s episode, “The Dirty Half-Dozen,” was probably my favorite episode to date, but man, they did it with all the elements that drove me crazy in season one. Is that Godfather-style ironic reversal, or simple character growth, or was this just the very best that the show has ever been? I don’t know. Season two started so much better than almost all of season one, but then we came back from the Christmas break, and suddenly the show wasn’t an ensemble anymore, it was—again—the Agent Skye Show, with backup dancers courtesy of Phil Coulson and the crew at SHIELD.
What’s weird is that this week they really made that formula work.