If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/21/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice

This year’s run on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has perhaps the weirdest (most bad-ass?) role yet for Clark Gregg, the actor behind deceased SHIELD Director, Philip Coulson. This time around, he’s an inter-dimensional hero, tasked with tracking down and destroying the lay-line riding crystalline parasites known as the Shrike. His name is Sarge, and last week started with him considering making May his new recruit. Throughout the episode, there were all these weird parallels between what Sarge said and what Coulson said in her memories of him in his dying days; it was either a weird foreshadowing or real clumsy writing. Could go either way, really.

Daisy & Jemma’s deep space search team was hot on the heels of Fitz, when they were overcome by Chronicons in Confederacy warships. Enoch, Fitz’s new bff, was a Chronicon as well as the impetus for all of last season’s time-travel arc. So it was fitting that these members of his species, led by the domineering Atarah, were there to force the SHIELD science experts to reinvent time travel for their own purposes. Enoch let on that Fitz would & could do anything to save Jemma, so they sought to imprison her. Daisy assisted in a momentary escape, but Jemma realized she must work with Fitz on the matter, and so she surrendered to Atarah in exchange for Daisy and her crew’s freedom.

May survived a one-on-one fight against a Shrike, passing her test to be recruited into Sarge’s team, with their Fury Road tractor trailer truck and Rift motiff. She wasn’t interested in the job though and instead subdued Sarge and his one remaining, slightly unhinged soldier. Dr. Benson, the new resident SHIELD science guy (not in space), seemed to be trying to track down the Infinity Stones, when Daisy and her small crew returned to Earth finally. In the last moments of the episode, we watched Enoch confess to Fitz how he betrayed Jemma to the Chronicons to force Fitz to re-invent time travel. Harsh, bro. You are bffs no more.

This season is still as entertaining as any of them have been. I will never tire of watching May kick the crap out of people. Weird aliens and interdimensional doom seem par the course for this show, and that’s entertainment to me! I also see some Avengers: Endgame parallels going on here, but I don’t think we’ll get an outright claim that any of this connects to Thanos. We’ll see, though.

On tonight’s episode, “Inescapable,” they’ve fought through space, time, and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion.

To see if FitzSimmons can reunite tonight, tune in to ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching Swamp Thing.

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