TV Club: Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “One Door Closes”

Whoa.

Now this is the show I dreamed of when Marvel announced Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. back in 2012. In the first 10 minutes of “One Door Closes,” Mockingbird kicks open a door in a slow motion and guns down a room full of Hydra agents without a wasted bullet. In the last 10 minutes, Quake unleashes a shockwave that turns trees into splinters, and is then rescued by a teleporting Inhuman. It’s a lot of fun to see characters I love from the comics be totally badass in live action, but it’s even better when it happens in a captivating story.

“One Door Closes” is a high point for this series, delivering tense spy intrigue, thrilling action, and a spectacular display of Inhuman power that raises the stakes not just for this series, but the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Skye was compared to …

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