IR TV Review: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – EPISODE 4 (“Out Of The Past”) [ABC-S7]

The progression of “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is based in the structure of an established history which is an interesting way of looking at story but also one that governed the ideas of consequence all the way through “Endgame”. The reasoning in the final season of this series is an interesting one because of the plateau that it sits on but also the interesting confluence of events that leads it to where it is now, specifically after the Netflix and Marvel split happened effectively ending many series except for one: “Agents”. This gives it a particularly bittersweet but interesting transmutation because of its position between phases. The more of this season passes by, the more it can be looked at in certain ways with the next movies in the progression and perhaps the series. That is the larger picture but beneath or above al that, depending on your perspective, is the aspect of choice, not just for the team members but for all those involved…mostly. This is inherently true with Episode 4: “Out Of The Past”. The other aspect that can be discussed since most of the entire episode is a spoiler is the genre it is playing to which in this one is more a noir. Almost the entire episode is in black and white which provides an interesting perspective of gray. While it is not uber stylized, some scenes give that texture which is in keeping with the ideas of the season. This episode compared to others is a bit more straightforward and plot driven and yet small details and reactions are important as the train continues on.


By Tim Wassberg

Posted on June 17, 2020, in Television Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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