Episode 414 “The Man Behind the Shield”
Written by Matt Owens
Directed by Wendy Stanzler
It’s a game of cat-and-mouse on this week’s explosive episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but who’s the cat and who’s the mouse?
Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team are aggressively searching for May (Ming-Na Wen) and Mace (Jason O’Mara), and in their hunt they come across pieces of Coulson’s past, where he and May visited Russia to retrieve a 084 for S.H.I.E.L.D. This is before May started seeing Andrew, and it serves to set up the antipathy felt by Ivanov (Zach McGowan), but more to set up another piece of the #Philinda Experience we’re about to get.
While it’s a perfectly straightforward episode, it has its moments of expectation-twisting, especially with an ending that could or could not actually be what it looks like…
The panel: Maia Ades, Mindy Inlow, Dan Handley, Jason Hunt