TV Club: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. sacrifices a captivating relationship to fuel a bland plot

“Closure” begins with one of the best scenes of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s third season, a casual dinner date between Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price where they try to bring a modicum of normalcy to their lives by enjoying some greasy fast-food burgers. It’s the kind of scene this show has all too few of, a relaxed, intimate conversation that is more concerned with strengthening the character dynamics than advancing the plot. The banter brings out the chemistry between Clark Gregg and Constance Zimmer, and there’s a lot of warmth in their interactions. They’re also just plain cute together, and the cute factor should not be underestimated.

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