So he was never dead? Is that how we’re going to play it Joss?
HE WAS NEVER DEAD?
OK, I’m going to move past this onto an actual review of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, except that I can’t get past that.
COULSON DIDN’T DIE!
I mean, I didn’t exactly want him to be a replicant, or brought back to life by crazy Asguardian magic or something.
No, wait, yes, that’s exactly what I wanted. I wanted that. You’re telling me that while Tony and Pepper were fighting for their lives against Not The Mandarin trying to contain the extremis virus their good buddy Phil was hanging out on beach in Tahiti, recuperating?
This information is not OK by me.
Did you hear me Mr. Whedon? I AM NOT OK WITH THIS!
Things I am OK with? Seeing Ming-Na Wen kick the crap out a guy as Melinda May.
Seeing Colbie Smulders back as Agent Maria Hill. She only had one scene but I love what she does with this character, who’s only real job is to give info dumps. Joss does beautiful things with his info dumps.
I love that our tech geeks are a team named “Fitz” and “Simmons,” this is hilarious. Just objectively so.
The entire character of Skye. I can’t wait to see what kind of sassy, fly in the face of the patriarchy things she’s going to do.
Agent Grant Ward is going to be a great character. He’s Wesley in spy form, stuck on the rules. Coulson is going to Giles him so hard.
Coulson’s monologue about the cost of being close to super heroes. We all know Cap broke your heart Phil. It’s OK to be sad about it.