Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S05E14 "The Devil Complex" (My Review)
If you don't want "Spoilers," scroll down to the "Non-Spoilers" section where I give my broad conclusion and overall thoughts
Spoiler (In-Depth Analysis)
I like this episode better than the last one. Not much plot goes on just Fitz keeping his dark side intact when he thought the Framework Fitz is from the fear portal but it was actually from his hallucination that can make the hard decisions. The other plot is where Coulson thought he captured Hale but it was the other way around. "The Devil Complex" is a fitting title cause you do have both stories where characters want to save the world BUT through messed up ways with Fitz operating on Daisy without her consent and Hale taking Coulson hostage without informing him for what particular reason. I feel like this episode and Principia could have been condensed into one episode as the story is pretty much revolved around the fear portal. I'm getting tired to the point where I want the story to advance to another part of this whole saving-the-world arc like the agents going against the team Hale mentioned in the end of All the Comforts of Home. I like the ending where we really know who Hale is working for. I really thought Hydra was dead. My theory is it is the Kree disguising themselves as Hydra as they gave her the opium. The opium bridges this story to the story from the first half of this season. I really hope we see the Kree people again. I hope the next episode doesn't dwell on the fear portal again as I've had enough. I also hope the majority of the setting doesn't take place in the present day lighthouse again.
Non-Spoilers (Over-all Thoughts)
This would be an amazing episode if they condensed it to 30 minutes as I feel the story is a bit stretched out. I like how they show internal struggles with the character. With what happened in "The Real Deal" and "Principia" and this one, I believe the story is starting to come together. What irks me about this episode is that the setting feels confined as it still feels like the first half of season 5 where it all takes place in the dystopian lighthouse. What also irks me is I feel a little tired as they still continue with that same specific story line. I have to give writers the credit though "The Devil Complex" is a fitting title to this episode.
My Grading Rubric:
This simply means that it is CRAP. It also means that for an amount of time you spend watching a movie/episode is also the amount of time you are never going to get back. I can simply have another picture that is two-thumbs-down to prove that it is dog shit but this picture grade shows that it is horrible and you want to avoid it at all costs.
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