EMP Watch – Rebel-Jedi-Princess-Queen


      I am excited to annonce the first event I am going to cover in a new segment of the blog called “EMP Watch.”  EMP stands for Experience Music Project and is located at Seattle Center right next to the Pacific Science Center.  Originally a music-only museum, the EMP has grown into so much more.  It houses the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and museum, and has moved its focus to all things pop-culture.  To put it in basic terms, it’s the Comic-Con of museums.

     I decided that since I have a pop-culture musuem at my finger tips, writing about it should be a no brainer.  Therefore, I will try to do at minimum a monthly report on the happenings at the EMP.

     My first report will cover Rebel-Jedi-Princess-Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume.  Opening January 31, the exhibit will display over 60 original costumes from all 6 Star Wars films, as well as a detailed history on each.  I will be attending the grand opening preview the night before on January 30th, which will include panels, costume contests, specials guests, and according to the email I received: “OTHER STAR-HOPPING SURPRISES.”  I assume this means that they are going to show us a rough cut of Episode VII.  That’s how I read it at least.  :)

     I am looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you, and keeping you up to date with the pop culture mecca of the PNW, the EMP.


Donnie (@dtrain1813)

Photo and additional sources:  The EMP Museum, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Holy Bat-Big Mac! Where the REAL “Superhero Saturation” is Coming From

Hello friends!  I have a quick question for you:  Do you enjoy these things: superheroes, movies, commericals and math?  Well if you answered yes to at least ONE of those, then by all means continue.  If you answered no, then by all means continue, since you want to support me regardless.  :)  I am going to tak an in depth look at the upcoming superhero landscape, and the reason why it seems like that’s all there is when we go to the theatre.

This past October, both Marvel and DC released their respective movie times for the forseeable future.  DC released theirs at an investor’s meeting, using this graphic:


     There are some Lego and Harry Potter movies mixed into the graphic, but the main focus is on the ten movies DC has slated to release by theyear 2020.

     Not to be outdone, Marvel took things a step further.  They held a special press event at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.  Going over the top as only Marvel can do, they released THIS image:


     As if that wasn’t enough to get fans excited, they also brought out Captain America and Iron Man…

Marvel Studios Fan Event

…to introduce the world to the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman.

Marvel Studios Fan Event

     That’s quite a lot of movies coming out from the two major players.  What I have shown so far doesn’t take into considerarion the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchsies at 20th Century Fox or the Spider-Man Franchise at Sony.  Adding in these variables, we get a calendar that looks like this:


     Wow.  Quite a bit.  39 movies in total.  39.  Firefly only had 14 episodes.  Hell, Star Wars only has 9 movies (when spin-offs ACTUALLY start happening, I will discuss them).  What is also facinating is that this calendar spans only six years.  To put it in perspecitve, between 1989 and 1997, only four superhero movies were released theatrically, all revolving around the same characater (Batman).  Then we got one in 1998 (Blade) and one in 2000 (X-Men).  It wasn’t until 2002 that were getting superhero movies with some sort of frequency with the release of the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man.  At that point were getting maybe one or two a year.  Then in 2008 the landscape changed to what it is today when Marvel Films took a huge risk with 2008’s Iron Man.  The Phenomonal and unexpected success of this fim is what led to the entertainment landscape we see today.  One film in 2002 to 329 films over the next six years.

     The debate I have seen occur a lot over the last month or so is whether or not this is too much.  With all these films coming out, are movie goers going to become so exhausted that they eventually revolt?  The answer is simple…

Wait for it…


     We are not being “bombarded with superhero movies.  Sure, there are more being released that ever before, but it is not a “saturation” of the movie market as some people may think it is.  Let’s do some of that math I mentioned earlier and figure out why.


     This is the Entertainment Weekly summer movie preview (these preview issues are one of my favorite things ever, especially the calendar/checklist).  On the cover are the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past.  I want to point out the number is the top right-hand corner.  105.  That’s the number of movies that were released between may and August of 2014.  105.  If you read through this issue (like I did from cover to cover :) ) you noticed that out of those 105 movies, only FOUR were superhero movies.  They were: Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  That means 101 other movies came out furing that four month perioid.  For those of you not math savvy, 96.1% of the movies released last summer were not based on a superhero.  Now let’s take that math even further.  We will use the EW issue as a base:

  • 105 movies came out in four months
  • By multiplying that by three, we have approx. 315 movies coming out in 12 months
  • Now, we take that 315 and multiply it by six.  That comes out to 1890
    • So ROUGHLY, between now and 2020, 1890 movies will be released
  • The infographic I presented showed that 39 comic book based movies will come out between now and 2020
  • That means 2% of the movies coming out between now and 2020 will be comic-book based

2%.  That’s it.  For every 100 movies released, two of them are from a comic book.  That leaves 98 other movies, whether it’s comedy, drama, action, etc. to choose from.

So if it’s not the quantity of movies coming out that are giving people that feeling of “saturation,” then what’s the cause?  The answer can be summed up (using wit, I mind you) with this video:

     MARKETING.  It’s not that the studios are throwing superhero after superhero after superhero at us.  It’s THAT THEY WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT THEM!!!  I remember when the 1989 Batman movie was first announced.  We as fans could not WAIT to see footage.  The trailer was finally released, but we had to be home at a certain time just to catch it on an episode of Entertainment Tonight.  YouTube wasn’t even an idea yet.  Today, we get trailers, we get teaser trailers, we get TEASERS FOR THE TEASERS.  About a month ago, I couldn’t go five minutes on the internet without some page I was on reminding me that the new Avengers trailer was going to premiere after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Not the movie, just the PREVIEW for the movie (yes, it was awesome, but that’s beside the point :)).

     We live in a much different world than we did in 1989.  Hell, we live in a much different world than we lived in 2002.  When 2020 comes around, I will say the same thing about 2014.  It’s not that movies have changed, but how we are told about them.  We can still get excited about movies, it just takes a little more effort, since no one will let us forget that movies are coming out, whether it’s next month, next year, or next decade.

     Now that we have determined where the saturation is coming from, the next question to ask is will this eventually cost the movie studios an audience?  Will we eventually get so sick of all the commercials and tie-ins that we boycott these films out of some sort of spite?  The answer is in the hands of the creative minds behind these films.  The Joss Whedons, the James Gunns, and the Zack Snyders of the world are the ones who have the power to control that.  If we keep receiving movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, then the genre is going to strong as ever.  If we get a movie such as Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was more of a way to move Spidey merchandise that anything else, then it could spell the end for these superhero films (I personally didn’t have the absolute outrage over ASM2 that a lot of people had, but to say I didn’t see the problems would be rediculous).

     So I feel that as long as the marketing is there to support the movie, and not the other way around, we will be in for an enjoyable six years, regardless of hany many fast food restaurants our heroes want us to frequent.  Here’s hoping the current pattern sticks.  I have been waiting for a time like this my entire life, where the superhero shirts I wore in high school would be a thing of the norm.  Until proven otherwise, my faith will remain strong.  With that, we now have less than five months until the next round of movies start.  I’ll get the ball rolling with…AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

P.S. Clicking on the pictures enlarges them.  I know some of the calendars are hard to read.


Donnie (@dtrain1813)

Losing Focus and Losing my Voice

I have had this blog for well over a year.  I would say that for the most part I have been pretty consistent with my writing.  Sure, I have taken breaks here and there, but not long enough that I find cobwebs lurking about when I return.  I really enjoy writing, and I want to turn it into something more than just a hobby.  I want to make this my career.  I know that it takes a lot of hard work.  I know that it means not giving up.  However, I feel that over the last few months my focus has been strained, and it almost cost me my love of doing this.

This past August, I wanted to make this blog into a TV site.  Every post I was writing was a recap/review of a TV show.  I started with Doctor Who, and added more shows as the Fall season started.  I had a rough start, not really knowing how to begin.  I would watch the show once, being in “fan mode.”  Then I would watch it again, this time with a notebook, jotting down all  the plot points.  THEN I would actually write the article.  This took FOREVER.  Overtime, I was confident in myself that I could write the article as I was watching the show.

For quite awhile, it was great.  I was posting at least once a day, and I was getting the experience I need to become a better writer.  Then something happened.  I started to form a routine, and it seemed like my daily posts were something I HAD to do, rather than something I WANTED to do.  I would get stressed if I was running behind, and that in turn would have an effect on what content I ended up putting out.

My articles, when I was at peak stride, were a great balance between giving a recap of an episode, along side a review where I was able to give MY voice, tell people what I thought of something.  As my stress level increased, my voice within my writing began to decrease.  It got to a point where I just seemed to be regurgitating what was happening on the TV screen, while adding nothing to it.  I knew something had to change.

So I took the last few days off.  I didn’t write, I didn’t watch TV.  The only thing I did pop culture wise was go see Big Hero 6.  Other than that I was listening to Podcast while doing laundry and goofing around on social media.  I did this because I knew I had to re-focus my priorities.

I needed to take a break and come back because I really needed to find my voice again.  I want to write articles so people can read MY voice about things.  If they want straight to the point recaps of TV shows, that’s what Wikipedia is for.

So going forward, I will still be writing, but I will make sure that it’s because I really want to write about something, and not just trying to get a job.

This seems to be a bit of a ramble, and that’s okay.  If my voice right now is rambling, then that’s what I want it to be.  And I am pretty cool with that.


Donnie (@dtrain1813)

Gotham – Season 1, Episode 6: Spirit of the Goat

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This week’s episode brings in another creation just for the show.  A case Bullock once thought closed comes back to rear its ugly head.  Here is the recap/review of “Spirit of the Goat.”

A man is standing at a mirror in a dimly lit apartment.  As he stares at his reflection, he begins chanting “I am the spirit of the goat” over and over.  As he continues chanting, he puts on leather gloves and a leather mask.  When his “transformation” is complete, he smashes the mirror.

A newscast is talking about the killer known as “The Goat,” as well as celebrating the birth of Bruce Wayne.  We are now in a high rise apartment, where a young girl is standing on her balcony.  “The Goat” walks up from behind and subdues her.

A young detective Bullock and his partner Dix pull up outside the location where they think “The Goat” is holding the girl, Sheely Lawson.  Dix wants to wait for backup, but Harvey goes inside the building anyway, afraid of The Goat, Randall Milkie, killing the girl.  They arrive too late, as Shelly is already dead, displayed on some type of alter.  The realize Milkie is still there, but before they can find him, Milkie activates a trap, seriously injuring Dix.  After a brief struggle, Bullock is able to take Milke down.  As backup finally arrives, Bullock tends to his downed partner.

Fast Forward to present day, and the Bullock we now know is at a crime scene similar to what occured ten years ago.  The alter, the candles, even the type of victim (first born child) is all the same.  It seems there is a copycat killer.  While Edward tries to pass the time with a riddle, Bullock tries to reach Jim, who is not answering his phone.

Jim is not answering because he is doing his best to make amends with Barbara.  After some talk, he promises to tell her as much of the truth as he can.  Bullock calls again, and Jim can’t ignore work any longer.  He kisses Barbara and heads out, relieved that their relationship is getting back to where it should be.

Allen and Montoya drive to the dock where Gordon “killed” Oswald.  They find a homeless man who happened to be on the dock when the shooting occured, and saw the whole thing.  Montoya is ecstatic as she can finally arrest Gordon and prove to Barbara she’s been right all along.

Jim finally arrives to the crime scene, only to find an extremly surley Bullock.  He doesn’t like the fact that not only is there a copycat killer, but the details are uncannily similar.  The duo head to the home of the girl’s parents, and Bullock tells Nygma to call him when they are ready for the autopsy.

Gordon and Bullock start to question Mr. and Mrs. Hastings, the girl’s parents, but they are not of any help.  Mrs. Hastings is basically catatonic from shock, and Mr. Hastings is having arm tremors.  Their therapist, Dr. Marks, ask them to come back later after a little back and forth with Bullock.

Nygma heads to the GCPD archives where he fails at flirting with the records keeper, the unfortunately names Kristen Kringle.  She rebuffs any “advances” Ngyma tries to make and leaves, telling him not to touch anything, as she has the room organized to her liking.  The door closes, and Edward looks around that the room with absolutely no sense of foreshadowing.  At all.  Ever.

Outside the Hasting’s home, Gordon and Bullock try to determine how The Goat got in, as there is no sign of forced entry.  Remembering that Milkie had keys to the homes, they start to track down the janitorial staff of the apartment building.  The two head back to GCPD, as they are ready for the autopsy.

Oswald finally returns home to his mother, who at first curses him for leaving her for another woman (weird), and then fawns over him once she realizes there is no “hussy” trying to take her son away.  I think we now know why Oswald is a little messed up in the head.

As the medical examiner performs the autopsy, Bullock has him check for something at the base of her skull.  He finds a penny sewn into the victim.  This was Milkie’s M.O., but Bullock never put that fact in the police report.  He’s not sure how, but this is not a copycat.

Bullock and Jim go over their findings with Captain Essen.  The only people who knew about the penny were Bullock, the medical examiner at the time, who caught a case of death, and Dix, Bullock’s old partner.  Despite Bullock’s protests, Essen has them pay Dix a visit to see what he knows.

Bruce is at his desk watching the news report, which is emphasising The Goat taking the first born of Gotham’s rich.  Alfred suggests they take a trip, since Bruce fits into the profile.  Bruce won’t leave, saying there is no one for The Goat to take him from.  While he was talking specifically about his parents, he doesn’t realize how much that comment hurt Alfred.

Kristen Kringle returns to the records room to find that I was “way wrong and not sarcastic” about the foreshadowing.  Ngyma has taken it upon himself to reorganize the entire room.  This of course sets off Kristen, who calls Ngyma weird and odd.  She then points to the door, and with the smartest thing he has done, he quickly left.

Bullock and Gordon visit Dix, who is now wheelchair bound and living in a nursing home.  He didn’t tell anyone about the pennies, which he thinks confirms his theory that Milkie wasn’t working alone.  Dix believes there is a conspiracy at work, which angers Bullock, who leaves the room.  Gordon follows him out, only to find him talking with the home’s administrator about paying Dix’ bill.  It seems Detective Bullock isn’t as selfish as we thought.

In another part of town, The Goat kidnaps another victim.

Bullock is at the crime scene, while Gordon is trying to find a connection based on their janitor lead.  Bullock suggest bringing in Ngyma, since he is good with puzzles.

Barbara confronts Montoya in downtown Gotham.  Barbara is pleading for her to not go after Jim, that he’s a good man and is not who Montoya thinks.  Still not believing it, Montoya tells Barbara that Jim is involved with the wrong people, and when she arrests him, Barbara should leave Gotham, for her own safety.

Edward is able to narrow down the suspects to a Raymond Earl.  Bullock confirms this when it’s learned that Earl is currently living in the area of the place where Milkie was stopped.

Gordon and Bullock arrive, and this time with better results.  Gordon was able to rescue the girl,and the assists Bullock with taking down Earl, alive this time.

Bruce has fallen asleep on the couch in the study.  A window sloly opens and Selina Kyle creeps in.  She walks around, and steals a small box off of Bruce’s desk.  She stops for a moment to watch over him while he sleeping.  She then escapes through the same window when she hears Alfred coming down the hall.

Oswald is sitting in the bathtub at his mother’s house, and she comes over to clean him.  She is glad he is home.  She doesn’t like how he works with people he can’t trust.  The only person you can trust is your mother.  He is happy to tell her that he has found someone he CAN trust.  A policeman.  This policeman will help Oswald win in the end.

Raymond Earl is locked in an interrogation room, staring at the wall.  Essen commends the two for catching him, but Bullock is not convinced.  He feels he is missing something.  After sending Jim home, Bullock is still looking over Earl, when Earl suddenly snaps out of his stare, as if he has no idea where he is.  Looking extremely stressed, Earl begins to squeeze his hand into a fist.  Bullock has seen this before, and head out.

Gordon arrives home, and Barrbara is there with bags packed.  She tells him Montoya has an arrest warrant out for him, and begs for him to leave with her.  He says that even though he is innocent, he can’t run.  He won’t run.  There is a knock on the door, and Montoya and Allen take him into custody.

Bullock enters the office of Dr. Marks, the Hastings’ therapist.  It turns out she is a Hypnotherapist and had programmed Earl, as well as Milkie to become The Goat to show the 1% of Gotham what their REAL place should be.  Think of it as a type of negative reinfocement.  After having one of her patients attack Bullock, she tries to escape, but Bullock is able to shoot her in the leg to stop her.

Back at GCPD, Bullock is trying to explain to Essen what happened as Montoya and Allen bring in Gordon.  They also attempt to arrest Bullock as an accomplice.  Gordon is trying to plead that he lied about shooting Oswald.  No one is listening until they look at the entrance to GCPD, and there is standing none other than the deceased, Oswald Cobblepot.


I liked this episode because it stuck to the police drama part, and less on throwing in new Bat Easter Eggs.  I only counted one, which was Ngyma’s coffee mug.  (ugh).  I think I found my issue with the show.

Arrow:  The goal is to find Sara’s killer

SHIELD: The goal is to stop Daniel Whitehall

Flash: The goal is to find out who killed Nora

Gotham doesn’t have that end goal that most shows like this establish in the beginning.  It’s bascially just different Bat-Characters running around doing stuff.  Once they get a little more focus, this show will definitely get A’s from me.


Donnie (@dtrain1813)

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 2, Episode 6: A Fractured House


     The 180 degree turn this program has take still astounds me.  I still remember in 1997 when I was defending Batman and Robin to my friends, full well knowing the truth.  It feels good to know I can defend what SHIELD has become and actually believe what I am saying.  Here is the recap/review of “A Fractured House.”

General Talbot is giving a speech in front of a committee at the United Nations.  He is of course talking about how SHIELD has fooled the world, and wants them taken down.  One of the committee members asks for proof that SHIELD is just as bad as HYDRA.  He gets his proof in the form of DEATH!!!!!  (Please read the with the over the top tone it is meant to have.  I thank you).  A group of soldiers dress in black enter the room and start killing people with what looks like tech based on the Obelisk (Diviner).  They are wearing SHIELD logos, trying to ruin its already tarnished reputation.

Skye and Simmons are watching Grant to his morning routine, which he does at the same time everyday, even with no clock in his cell.  Alarms sound and May tells them about the UN attack.  Bobbi is able to identify the leader of the “SHIELD” group, a mercenary names Marcus Scarlotti.  Simmons recognizes the weapons they used, and traces them back to their designer, Toshiro Mori.  Coulson sends May, Bobbi and Hunter to Okinowa to track Mori down, much to the chagrin of Bobbi and Hunter.  Exes working together may not be the best of ideas.

General Talbot has a meeting with the senator that has been bankrolling his anti-SHIELD squad, and has not been happy with the results.  General Talbot informs the senator that he should feel lucky his brother’s identity hasn’t been revealed to the world.  The senator, Christan Ward, Grant Ward’s brother, decides its time to take SHIELD down himself.

Syke is in Coulson’s office, and they are watching Senator Ward on television, announcing his proposal for a multi-national police force to help apprehend anyone associated with SHIELD.  The ambassador from Belgium is the only one who seems to be standing up against it.  Coulson asks Skye to talk to Grant for any intel he may have on his brother.  Coulson then contacts on of his field agents, Walters, and instructs her and her team to go dark until the situation is under control.

May. Bobbi, and Hunter are in the Quinjet headed for Okinowa.  Bobbi and Hunter have an awkward exchange, signifying there is still some unfinished business leftover from their marriage.  Bobbi goes up to the cockpit to check on May, who gives her relationship advice in that Melinda May “say a lot by saying nothing” manner.

Simmons visits Fitz in his lab.  He seems to be in the middle of a conversation with the “other” Simmons, but we can’t see her this time.  She asks for his help with restoring the hard drive she recovered from her HYRDA mission.  He agrees, but is very standoffish to her when she attempts to help him.

Syke is attempting to get information on Senator Ward out of Grant.  He seems scared, telling Skye she needs to stay away from him.  His brother is 100% manipulative, and only cares about what he wants.  When Grant tries to turn the conversation topic towards Skye’s father, Coulson quickly shuts down the interrogation.

Bobbi takes a risk and uses her HYRDA cover to meet with Toshiro.  The risk pays off and she is able to get information out of him.  The weapons are called Splinter Bombs, and he got the specs from Whitehall.  He also revealed that Whitehall now has the Obelisk, and that Becker, the Belgium ambassador is their next target.  Somehow Bobbi’s cover is blown and Hunter and May help her escape.  They head to Belgium to stop the attack.

Fitz is looking over some of the data they were able to recover from the hard drive, and Simmons tries to walk him through it.  This aggravates Fitz and the two finally have it out over why Simmons left.  He feels that she left because she thinks he is useless now, and has given up on him.  While she professes that is not why, she leaves the room before she can give the actual reason.  As she walks out, Mack enters the room, ready to help Fitz anyway he can.

Senator Ward enters his office and is surprised to see Coulson there waiting for him.  Coulson would like to clear the air, while the senator wants nothing more than for SHIELD to be taken down once and for all.  Coulson brings up the possible conflict of interest that causes, seeing that the senator’s brother was HYRDA.  He finally gets the senator’s attention when he reveals that he has Grant “in his basement.”

While Coulson is speaking with the senator, Skye turns of the security cameras and enters Grant’s cell.  The scene goes back and forth with both brothers trying to convince their respective SHIELD agents how truly evil the other one is.  Coulson is ready to make a deal with the senator, and Skye gets as much information out of Grant about her father as she can.  When he divulges all he knows, she is pleased to tell him, to his horror, that he is being transferred into his brother’s custody.

Back at the playground, Coulson tells May that the Senator will reverse his anti-SHIELD stance in exchange for his brother.  That means May and the team has to hurry to stop Scarlotti’s team, who now has Beckers’ lcoation, so there can be proof when Senator Ward makes his speech.

Simmons returns to the lab, finding Mack and Fitz happy.  They were able to determine the scematics they were looking at were bombs created by HYDRA in the 1940s, the lead designer a man named Vincent Beckers.  Simmons runs to find Coulson, as it seems his team is headed into a trap.

Coulson is in Grant’s cell, and the two are having it out.  Grant is pleading with Coulson about the true nature of his brother, but Coulson isn’t listening.  The only reason Grant is still alive is because he was of use to SHIELD.  The reason he’s being transferred is because the senator is of MORE use.  Tripp interrupts the meeting to tell Coulson about Beckers.

It turns out Ambassador Beckers is the grandson of the HYDRA tech designer.  Realizing they’ve been played, Coulson contacts May to reroute the the SHIELD safehouses in Belgium.  The hidden agents are the targets, not Beckers.

It is too late for Walters and her team, as she returns to the safehouse where Beckers, Scarlotti, and his team are waiting.  She is quickly killed with a Splinter Bomb.

With Hunter providing a distraction, Bobbi and May sneak up on Scarlotti’s team and the three SHIELD agents are able to take them out  (My summary doesn’t do justice how great the fight scenes were.  If you want to experience it, watch the GD show).  May lets Coulson know they stopped Scarlotti, as well as how many SHIELD agents were lost.

Simmons approaches Mack in the hanger and thanks him for being Fitz’ friend.  After some “tough talk” from Mack, Simmons reveals the reason she left is because whenever she is around, Fitz’ condition gets worse.

Back at the safehouse, Hunter is about to leave.  He doesn’t want awkwardness with Bobbi to get in the way of her SHIELD missions.  She convinces him to stay.  They (she) need all the help they (she) can get.

There is a montage of Senator Ward giving a speech admitting that SHIELD and HYDRA are two separete entities, along with Grant getting put into a transport.  Senator Ward also reveals that Grant was with HYDRA.  We also see Talbot arrving at the safehouse, offering his condolensces to May for the lost SHEILD agents, shaking her hand.

As the Senator finishes his speech, we see Grant in the transport, escaping his cuffs and beginning to take out his guards.

In the post credits scene, an unknown man enters a tattoo parlor.  He gives the artist cash and a diagram.  The man takes off his shirt, his whole body covered in the alien writing.  The artist gets to work.  It seems we have found another man injected with the serum.


  • The show had “house” in the episode titles the last two weeks.  C’mon, guys.
  • Grumpy Cat mug scene was funny.
  • Hunter putting his foot in his mouth on the Quinjet.  Another funny moment
  • Iain De Caestecker = Emmy Nomination.  I will say this every week.
  • Hunter’s comment about Bobbi “making her targets feel good about themselves.”  Is this foreshadowing my theory from last episode?
  • When Skye was talking to Grant about her father, I was getting SO pissed.  After all the character growth they worked on, they were going to revert her back to naive Skye just like that?  I breathed a sigh of relief when she pulled a Black Widow on him.
  • The Martial Arts scenes in this show are great.  Both SHIELD and Arrow need some awards for their stunt work.
  • The ending bothered me a little.  I REALLY hope Coulson has a plan, and knew Ward was going to escape.  Otherwise, this is a really bad call on his part.


It would have been an A if not for Ward escaping.  I will upgrade it if it turns out this was part of a bigger Coulson plan.  Otherwise, no complaints here.  We get a week off, but be sure to watch tomorrow night for Marvel’s 75th annversary special.  A good documentary is a good documentary.  :)


Donnie (@dtrain1813)

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