On one side there's Fitz (Yay, Fitz!!!), May and Coulson;
On the other side there's Bobbi, and Mack;
And somewhere in between are the betrayed Hunter and Simmons.
It was nice to see the Kree actually being depicted as a responsible power that is cleaning up after themselves, for all that the Kree soldier (what was his name?) ran afoul Sif: Warrior Princess. And this was a handy way to dump a bunch of exposition into the origins of the Inhumans, without actually bogging down the narrative with the mystery. It helped to confirm much that was previously suggested, and pretty much lays the groundwork at the scope of the menace that the gang must face if they're to deal with it.
A nice touch was the Kree's dependence on Nitrogen ... I believe this trait was established in Marvel's original Captain Marvel, and it is nice to see a callback to it. Also that the Kree seemingly employ a variety of equipment that resembles hammers, from his truncheon to Ronan's big honkin' Hammer of Judgement.
Sif proved engaging to watch as she works to recover her sense of self after being mind-wiped by the Kree. That she was a warrior, that she was a capable warrior, and that she had a purpose definitely served as confidence builders for her, as she and the gang went after the Kree.
I also liked that the Kree undid the damage once he realized that his and their goals were the same, and he sought to prove himself worthy. That there was tensions between the Aesir/Asgardians and the Kree was interesting, along with the Asgardian attitude that you couldn't trust the Kree ... either this is a reference to their duplicitous practices, or an indication of just how faceted that Empire was, leaving one forever uncertain about just whom they were dealing with. In fact, in the revelation by the Kree, it was mentioned that it was a particular discredited faction that was behind the Terragenesis Project; and given the Kree disavowing and disclaiming any responsibility for Ronan's actions, in Guardians of the Galaxy, I think the latter view might be the most accurate.
Then there's the forced revelation concerning Skye, when both the Kree and Sif are starting to question just what happened in that chamber where Skye witnessed Rayna's transformation. This raised a point that if Skye was there when Rayna's transformation took place, and Tripp died, just how was it that she emerged unchanged. Woops. She didn't, and now we have the Kree and Sif vying to either destroy or take custody of her while Coulson and May move to save her, with the gang stepping in to stop the Kree. Good touch that it was Bobbi's martial prowess and turning the Kree's own truncheon against him that finally brought him down.
Also, I rather liked that Sif, after so avidly pursuing Skye, stood down once she saw that Skye was willing to harm herself in order to limit the damage/save the others. Proof positive that at least there is some kind of safety within an Inhuman ... which means that, as we know, they are more than simply weapons to be destroyed or otherwise contained. They do possess a conscience and a sense of right from wrong, and if trained can positively control their abilities ... which reinforces the point they were making in last week's episode.
As for our gang, hopefully they'll reveal the whole Bobbi-Mack agenda soon, as we can figure that Hunter's going to harbor some hard feelings. Then also, we have some lovely Fitz-Simmons angst to enjoy as she has to cope with the fact that he lied to her to protect Skye.
the G-man Himself
Edited by G-man, 13 March 2015 - 12:35 PM.