May. 10th, 2016 11:03 pm
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
I enjoy Marvel shows much more than films and Agents of SHIELD most of all.

The Lincoln escape thing felt wrong. I kept thinking it must be a ruse. Lincoln can’t be that stupid. He can’t believe Daisy wouldn’t lie to him and give him to Hive. He wouldn’t give away his free will just to see her again. Or just to get out - he’d be changing one imprisonment for much more permanent one.

But of course he didn’t. It was all a ruse. May told him to man up and he did. And they set up a trap for Hive instead.

They send Lash. And he was able to destroy the parasites. He could’ve killed Hive. He had the power to destroy it. But he chose to protect Daisy instead. He freed her.

This was great but this is the second time we see Inhuman dying for Daisy. They did it last season with Raina and now Andrew Garner. If we add Tripp that’s three black people dead for Daisy’s sake. It’s becoming creepy even in-universe and really unnerving RL.

And now Mack has Elena’s cross. The one floating in space in Daisy’s vision of death. But they can’t kill Mack. They wouldn’t kill Andrew and Mack one after the other, right?

Hive is getting some Watch Dogs to experiment on. It just wants to save them. They just want to kill everyone like him. Still they don't deserve the result.

They don’t turn out very well but Hive only wants to grow and take over more bodies. It doesn’t care what they are as long as it can take them over. It doesn’t care about any of them as long as it can grow. Even Daisy is expendable.

So now Hive has the process that gives it new bodies. They are not perfect - they lose their humanity and never get the Inhuman uniqueness - but they are good enough for Hive to posses. That’s the only thing it cares about. Like when it got all it really needed from Daisy - it didn’t matter it was going to kill her. It’s a parasite. It only cares about growing. Never about people.

All Hive is made of is lies. It makes it’s followers believe in it just to chew them out and spit them out once their usefulness ends.

However, this is a better conflict than the one Avengers had. In Civil War I left thinking both Cap and Tony were wrong (and it was intended). Here I’ was thinking everyone was right.

One one hand Inhumans are perfectly reasonable being afraid of being catalogued. List have a way of leaking and Watchdogs (and random crazies or just scared) are just waiting for a target. This was bad enough when SHIELD was doing it last season. Didn’t get any less wrong.

On the other hand Talbot is justified feeling scared about Inhumans being used as weapons and with Hive trying to convert billions into his drones knowing about the threat is essential.

This is why Phil coming clean and telling him about everything. So many shows base the drama on lack of communication. It’s refreshing to have it otherwise.

More Agents

Mar. 5th, 2016 10:30 pm
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
ABC had some renewal announcements and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting another season (and some other shows too). This is nice to know before the 3B starts. There are also some rumours about Agent Carter getting renewed too which would be awesome. I hope it will turn out to be true - I want to see where that cliffhanger leads. But right now I just can't wait for the second part of season 3 of AoS. Especially after they started dropping sneak peaks for the Tuesday episode:

Who will Coulson put in the machine (my bet - young Stryker as he was in a coma last we saw him so alive)

We meet Slingshot andsee who on the team tried the Inhuman pills.
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
This was the episode with dead men walking and monsters attacking. And we were left with cliffhanger for the next 3 months. This just like summer all over again only there will be Agent Carter to help us get through this.

So that Inhuman HYDRA was after can only take over dead bodies. This is why it drove those astronauts to kill each other. It’s like a vulture - it follows blood and waits for the victims to die or helps them with it with dust storms and disorientation and, if the current body it possesses has the strength by killing them himself. And then taking them over. Like it did with Will. And all those people before - the sacrifices that gave it new form to walk around in.

And now it’s Coulson’s fault it was able to come back. He gave it Ward’s body to inhabit. Fitz managed to destroy the last one and everyone else in the vicinity of the portal was alive. If Coulson didn’t kill Ward it would have now way to come back. Maybe that's why they call it Death - because it can only possess the dead.

I loved the episode and this season as a whole but there was some clunky storytelling here. The whole thing with Coulson/Roz - "suspicion -> banter -> romance -> dead girlfriend -> revenge -> moral" was not necessary. You didn't need to fridge Rosalind for that. It's not like we really lacked reasons why Ward is evil and should've been eliminated long time ago. Even weirder was Ward's sudden change of heart into true believer who truly believes in HYDRA mission and gave up on his own demented revenge. Just before Coulson kills him too. So we really know Phil went too far. And that it is his fault Maveth had body to possess. I know it made Lincoln seem like a jerk because he was basically advocating for leaving Fitz and Coulson behind on that planet but he was right again - that thing did came back. And did that look Fitz and Coulson shared was about Phil killing Ward or because they know it came back?

I'm also mad about Will being dead. He survived there for 14 years and then that leg killed him and the monster got his body. This is so unfair. I know many people suspected this but I hoped it wouldn't be true. Mostly because I always hated death of one side as a resolution of love triangle. It's such a cheap way for character not needing to make an actual decision and at the same time creating extra angst to keep the other two apart a little longer. Especially since Fitz really did all he could to save him even after Jemma was willing to give up and it seemed like he and Will could be pretty good friends. Too bad all he found was a monster wearing Will's body. But the way he set it on fire was pretty badass. Almost stopped it from coming back.

Also it looks like Maveth has at least some of the memories of the host bodies he takes. It knew (I keep saying it because it's just some sludge and it calls itself it) Fitz and he knew all about Jemma - what she did and saw. And the things it remembers about that planet - is that what it caused or he just have memories of the last of remnants of that civilisation after it killed them? How much of Ward's life it remembers? It said it only ever saw death on that planet so it was probably devastated already (the things it says all sound pretty ominous once you know it's not Will). Was this the reason why Mallick send Ward there - to get possessed? He tells Jemma the only one coming back it that thing so he never intended for Ward to came back.

Mack was a great Director and I wish he could keep the job. He's the Director and these are your orders - follow them. And Daisy staying with him because they are partners - awesome.

Joey was the highlight of this episode. I hope he has a bigger role in the future Secret Warriors missions.

Jemma freeing herself was awesome. Not so awesome - she let Lash out. I know he saved her from those HYDRA goons but all I could think when she let him go was that he will kill all those caged Inhumans. They couldn’t even defend themselves.

May as always keeping it together - even when others are scared, even when finding all those massacred people and Inhumans and even when the order is to fire missiles at her friends.

And once again I wonder - we were told powers of the Inhumans have purpose, they are what the community needs - what if Lash was needed to kill the evil, body possessing slug Inhuman?
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
OMG! I'm so glad this was not the last episode before spring because I couldn't take over 3 months of waiting to see someone harm Ward in the most horrible ways. Man I love hating him. He's such a perfect douchebag.

One of the things that makes Ward such a fun villain to hate is that he considers himself the hero of his story. He is the one wronged. His actions are justified by his bad childhood. By abuse. By Garrett. But most of all by his love - of his brother, Skye, Kara. He is going to be the hero for them whether they want it or not. Even when they ask him to stop. Like Skye did when he kept kidnapping her against her will. Or like when Thomas was so creeped out by his promises to save him that he hid and changed his name. Or like when he was saving Kara so hard he killed her. He doesn't want to loose them but he does every time because of his own actions.

He kills and tortures people but there is always justification for it. It was my parents fault, my brother's, Garrett's or simply you were mean to me so I will come and murder you and/or people you care about. And of course bad things that happen to him are never his fault. He takes no responsibility for Kara's death - it's May's fault and Coulson's - never his own. Burning his family alive - it's like he doesn't get why his brother doesn't appreciate the gesture. He can't seem to understand why noone gets it.

But the thing is they do. As Daisy said - she understands but she doesn't forgive. This is a thing about the bad past. It is a cause but it is not a justification. What he does is not OK. No amount of bad past makes it OK.

I wasn’t sure about Phil/Roz before but they were precious together tonight and then Ward came and destroyed it like only he could. I'm a little angry about this. She was basically fridged so that Coulson could go off deep end because of this. I also dislike that after all that teasing about whether ATCU is evil or not they just went and killed both Roz and Banks the moment after we finally learn they were good all along.

I wonder if the AoS showrunners get to watch other Marvel series before all of us (or read the scripts or something) because this episode had a lot of parallels with Jessica Jones. From the large thematic ones between Ward and Kilgrave (justifying his own shitiness with bad childhood and not excepting responsibility for his actions) and Ward and Simpson (failed attempt to be a hero that just kills and turns people around him against him) to small visuals like Banks death when he is forced to kill people against his will and just manages to say "it wasn't me" before he dies. All this in the first episode after JJ premiered.

But it did make them fall right into HYDRA plan. Phil is loosing it - he gets reckless and stupid. Thomas play was clever but his tunnel vision has put Fitz and Simmons in peril and left him unconscious on an alien planet with evil Inhuman and HYDRA running around. Good thing he made one sane decision before he left. He made Mack acting director (that's a nice career - mechanic, traitor, superhuman supervisor, director of SHIELD) and after few moments of adjustment he gets hold of this disaster in the making. The Secret Warriors are a go.

Poor Fitzsimmons - it looks like the Universe (the writers) really have something against them. Jemma is the only one who knows how bad the thing out there is so she doesn't break. She is even contemplating leaving Will there if it means that thing stays put too. But Fitz is right how can you leave another human stranded there? He can't leave Will to die there and he certainly cannot let Jemma suffer. I hope he has a plan to kill two birds with one stone by taking HYDRA there. He's got pretty badass when Jemma was gone. And he has Caulson as back-up now.

I know there are theories Will is that thing. That he was it all along. But then why would he sabotage the portal finding trip with Simmons - it would've taken him to Earth. Why would he try to stop her from leaving with sandstorm instead of going with her? But I like the theories it will take someone over - hopefully Ward.

There is only one more episode left before the break. I'm excited for Agent Carter coming back but it will be a long wait for this show to come back.
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
I can't stop fangirling about Agents of SHIELD. Things are happening. Mysteries are bing revealed. All the plots today lead to the same result - learning about HYDRA.

I was right - Roz didn’t know Mallick was Hydra. He was on World Council and advises president. He used to give orders to SHIELD. It’s not surprising he knew how to get himself embedded in ATCU. This is what HYDRA does.

Coulson office has that axe on the wall. And we get a better look at his love of historical gadgets (I also wonder if the watch thing was a jab at Clark Gregg's commercials). I wonder if some of them are the ones that used to belong to Tripp.

It was nice see Daisy Johnson the hacker - telling Hunter what to say to sound smart. Too bad she couldn’t type for him. And Lincoln was really impressed by her skills.

After today’s episode I really warmed up to that Bobbi and Hunter spin-off. Between Bobbi using her degree and her new flying batons and Hunter turning up the stereotypical Britishness (Damn the Yanks - Red Coats fan, God Save the Queen, asking for tea) until Americans give up and leave. Also he did basically the same thing to Banks he did to Ward. Only without shooting anyone. And they are so cute when they fight people together.

May apologising to Lincoln killed me. He thought she was mad at him (so did I) but, despite the unfeeling exterior she projects, she deeply empathises with people. She gets Lincoln point of view and she apologised. She feels guilty for missing what happened to him. And Lincoln thanked her for saving him.

Fitz and Simmons are stuck. Now that they know how bad Will’s fate was supposed to be. Fitz said what we all were thinking about the curse but Will still has it worse.

I really enjoy Ward as evil Hydra head - recruiting the guy he just tortured, announcing destroying the plane, plotting with Mallick. I mean I hate him and find him despicable and have no problem with someone taking him out. But I enjoy watching him being evil. Well except the parts where he hurts people I care about (like what he did to Andrew while gloating about hurting Melinda - not cool) - I mostly want him to die then.

And we also learn that he really didn’t have much to do with HYDRA and it’s true goals.Garret really didn’t care (or at least didn’t care about Ward knowing it). I suppose it’s fitting for Ward to be once again committed to a cause he doesn’t even know. He us truly the most clueless of extremely skilled evil killers.

And now we know why the large stone had all those holes.

My prediction for the rest of the season:

Lash’s power will be used to stop that Inhuman on the alien world when he (inevitably) comes back. It will cost Andrew his humanity.
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
Finally, sunshine is back and so is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I suspected Andrew to be Lash since the episode 3 weeks ago when we learned Lash can turn back into human. That episode had a lot of clues that separately meant nothing but together made him seem very suspicious. It started to add up.

It looked like Lash had insider knowledge but from SHIELD not ATCU as Lash attacked Inhumans only SHIELD knew about - Alisha’s friends and Lincoln (the virus guy only found their addresses - not the list of names). He also knew about them finding his IT guy and killed him but he didn't kill Daisy. So it clearly suggested someone close to the SHIELD team.

Andrew never let any Inhumans on Daisy’s team and his reasons seemed like stalling. He mysteriously disappeared on May during their getaway so when May said that my first thought was “he probably disappeared because he was going through the Inhuman transformation and couldn’t show you”. He only came back once he learnt how to change back into human. So I was pretty sure he survived that Hydra attack by turning into Lash and scaring the shit out of little Werner von Strucker (we never see him dead just some legs and scared little Nazi).

The other popular suspects were on ATCU team. But both Rosalind and Banks were on the train with Coulson when Lash attacked Lincoln and Daisy.

Then we skipped two weeks later and the clues kept piling up. His miraculous survival seemed very fishy (especially since he basically recovers in no time). Then little Werner says monster (I know he might be talking about Ward but with other clues I was pretty sure that was about why he run away from that store). So by the time Andrew and Daisy talked I was sure. He was all so interested how much she saw of Lash and even more in Lincoln’s whereabouts all I could think was “no, please don’t tell him anything - he’s going to kill you or Lincoln or both”. By the time May learns about it I just felt relief I won't have to go through that horror screaming at your screen for the heroes to stop doing something stupid.

So the question remained why he would kill all these people and that's what we saw today. Despite having his abilities much longer than Joey Gutierrez it's Joey who got hold of his powers. He was running around scared and causing destruction all around him and now he makes sculptures.
The look of envy (and disbelief) on Andrew's face when Joey shows him how he learned to control his powers was very telling. And so was the way he wanted to find a hole with Joey's ability and control to not let him be on the team.

And we see Andrew flash to killing Joey. So he kills other Inhumans because he needs to - as a part of his power. And this is how he explains it to May after she confronts him and he ices her and chains her in an abandoned building. His explanations are weak - I feel the need and they deserve it - so it's no wonder she doesn't want to listen but then she appeals to their love and you see her break. After all he isn't at fault this happened to him but when the lives of people are at stake she is still the Melinda May who killed that little girl to save her team. And she uses the same love to make him turn back and then shoots him. Not knowing if he would survive.

This is why Melinda May is the most badass character.

I was a little mad at Lincoln for triggering this rampage but on the other hand Lash murdered a lot of his friends and he doesn’t know Andrew. He is not invested in his well being like the rest of the team. And he saved May because he figured out it was someone inside the SHIELD and wasn't scared to ask Mack for help and they figured out it was Andrew together. I wasn't fond of his story this season. I liked him last season but the whole thing with suddenly hating being Inhuman and not wanting to have anything to do with any of them, including refusal to help the new ones seemed out of character and wrong. And the fugitive, addicted boy on the run that Daisy will tame with her love is just made of so many bad cliches I started to back away from the ship I fully supported last spring. However, I see a potential in his character, especially paired with Mack (or preferably Deathlock - they were great together last season) and I like Like Mitchell so lets see the new Secret Warriors with Daisy, Joey and Lincoln.

Fitz and Simmons continue to be heartbreaking and perfect friends. So she did love him even before. And she made all those recordings for him so he would know if she didn't survive (will commented about how she said his name) but there is Will now stranded on an alien planet and no matter who sent him there it's not OK to leave him. This is where Hunter was wrong last week. Alone on alien planet isn't like Phoenix. There is one reason to save Will - he is human stranded alone on an alien planet. This is reason enough for any half-decent person to want to do all they can to bring him back. This is The Martian scenario and we know the right way to go about it. So does Fitz. But now it looks like it will also allow Jemma to chose without feeling guilty.

Bobbi is right Hunter. If you both keep risking your lives to stop Ward from hurting you you may end up dead and that would defeat the purpose. But, of course, Ward isn't just going to go away so they will need to do something about him anyway. He's coming to try to kill one of you again.

Now the big question is does Rosalind know Gideon Malick is Hydra or does she just report to him because he is part of the World Council?
ellestra: (sunrise)
It's cold, dark and raining outside. The election results are even more depressing and I'm swamped by work. But at least there's TV.

Yesterday it was the time to meet Supergirl.

It was so much better than watching Gotham (which is now bordering on masochism). It was fun and it was enjoying being fun. But of course everyone already said that. It made me a little anxious about how cheesy it was going to be but it was mostly great. Some of the effects made Supergirl look like a ragdoll and some of the plot suffered from pilotitis (when they try to pack so much to pilot that the time only allows for tropes) but most of it was absolutely endearing.

From Kara's optimism and joy at her accomplishments and powers to her reaction to meeting James Olsen. Her joy at trying flying again was infectious. I wanted to scream at her sister who just put it out. She could've at least say thank you. Of course it turned out she just wanted her out of the cross-hairs of the super secret, anti-alien organisation she works for. But at least we know that there are those in US government who consider Superman and Supergirl illegal aliens who should be deported or at least observed at all times.

But I liked how Alex turned around to chose Kara's side. It might be a shock to Kara to not to be invulnerable but the possibility of loosing her sister clearly shown Alex where her loyalties really lie. And the she talks her to keep being superhero and helps her figure out how to defeat the bad guy and it was awesome.

Also her crush on James Olsen, complete with stammering and not knowing were to look, was adorable. So was her general tendency to explain things in very excited way. In fact it reminded me of Jemma Simmons (just little less coherent) and we all know she does ramble in most lovable way.

The WB rules on separation of big and small screen action make some iffy choices - like Clark apparently hasn't spoken to his cousin in years (no calls, texts, internet? he could've at least like her on facebook) so he sends her messages second hand by other people and she has to ask them what he is like.

And the co-worker with crush veered a little into creepy territory (even though the costume part were funny the first try was "ugh") so I hope they'll fix that. And I hope Calista Flockhart's boss character will become less of a caricature as now she seems kind of on Miss Piggy level and that only works for felt characters.

Today on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. we learn what really happened to doctor Jemma Simmons.

I waited for this the whole week. After all the search for her and then that sudden rescue. After seeing what that world did to her we were to see what happened there.

And look at her start - it's all about the science. It's a way to deal and stave panic and keep hope. There is always an explanation and a way to figure out a way out. So Simmons. Look at how much hope she still has.

But we all know it’s not going to last. First, there was just dehydration and hunger and loneliness (a monster from the deep). Basically like The Martian only with an atmosphere. There is even stranded astronaut.

So now with more resources she figures a way back. She figures how the portal works and where it will open next. She sacrifices the rest of her battery and with it the memories of the life she left on Earth but it is to go back to Earth. And they fail. They fail to even send the message.

So she seeks comfort in Will. This is what happens when you lose hope and the two of you are the only humans on the planet. When your one hope of going back is lost and there is some benevolent force with you there that will do anything to stop you from going back and will try to kill you whenever it can.

I never expected Fitzsimmons to be the will they/ won’t they couple of this show though. You know - the one when they keep throwing obstacles at so they never get together. Until the series finale, of course. Or everyone getting tired and abandoning ship.

But I did expect Jemma and Will to become a thing since they met (the only two people in the world) and it was obvious she wanted to back for someone important to her) so I’m not surprised . But the sound of all the Fitzsimmons shippers hearts breaking was deafening. Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll be back together eventually.

But we know the Fitz never stopped looking for Jemma and that he would do anything to get her back. And when the flare comes she instantly knows who send it through.

And because Fitz is the best person (one she believed in for so long) - he is ready to do all he can to rescue Will. Will who just saw the sunshine for a brief moment first time in years before it disappeared. Just like Jemma Simmons and hope.

When I thing about it both of them are pretty similar. I'm sure they'd be great friends if not for living in Universes further apart than Earth and that dust planet (or Krypton).

And when all fails here's a cat burglar
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
If you told me that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be a series that I'm most excited to see back during most of season one I would laugh at you. Now it was and difficult wait. There were good distractions in the summer but last couple of weeks seemed way too long.

Skye now officially goes by her birth name (and only Phil can't get over it - put that money in the jar). She always wanted to know that and she did get along with her dad in the end. He no longer remembers her but she can at least keep the name.

And she's all about being Inhuman. While Lincoln wants to leave it all behind. He took Jiaying's betrayal harder than I though (that was one character development that seemed a little weird - he seemed to care a lot about his fellow Inhumans last season and said they were just misguided and now he just abandoned it all) and now wants to lead normal life of a hospital intern. Unfortunately there are new Inhumans popping everywhere due to fish oil all over US (and soon everywhere due to contaminated sea waters and wild life - I wonder if that will lead to Attilan inhabitants showing up in The Inhumans).

And there are a lot of people chasing those with powers. SHIELD obviously - but Joey is the first one they got to first. Then there is the new secret agency that just went public. They are much less friendly but they are not the ones killing the new Inhumans (and it seems some of the old ones too). Or at least it's implied the big spikey guy is behind the murders. In the comics Lush finds new Inhumans and judges them. If he finds them unworthy he kills them. Apparently, he recruits the worthy ones for his Inhuman supremacy team. Lovely guy.

Mack is still all about the list and keeping the powered sequestered and under control. That explains Lincoln's attitude much better. And doesn't make a good impression on Joey. But he has to deal with all these powered people and keep reckless scientists from throwing themselves into a dangerous artefact. No wonder he feels a need for bigger gun. Or and axe. Or a shotgun axe combination.

Bobbi the scientist. Biologist ♥ And she and Hunter are adorable. Go, fight Hydra and Ward together. Do something horrible to that asshole. Get yourselves that spin-off.

Fitz is getting his inner badass out. The last time he did stuff like that . Last season it was Simmons getting her revenge on Hydra for what happened to him. This time he risks his life to find out what happened to her. He knows it's something that can transport you far, far away. And that's true. It's also apparently taking you to your death but Simmons doesn't give up that easily. Whatever that planet is, where ever it is, whatever is chasing her she is still alive. And I think I know who will help them find her. On the promo our most obnoxious Asgardian on permanent vacation on Earth is back.

May unfortunately is still on vacation. We miss you May. Please come back. This show needs less exposition.

They keep Coulson's petrified hand in the lab.

MCU connections:

The US president is still the same as in Iron Man 3.

The mention of Ant-Man events. The whole disappearance of Pym Tech main site didn't go unnoticed.

And of course everything is still influenced by Sokovia events.


Sep. 9th, 2015 11:27 pm
ellestra: (aeryn)
Both LHC and KEK got some weird results in two different experiments that suggest possibility of new particles outside standard model. They also don't fit into the Supersymetry theory. Right now the best guesses are some new type of Higgs boson or leptoquark.

Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest reigning British monarch in history today (she just beat Victoria). It's been just over 63 years, seven months and two days since the coronation and her rule is almost at the retirement age itself.

The 10 best experiments of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's according to blastr. They use the word scientific accuracy there but we can all agree that it only works in Muppet Labs. Science is universe specific unfortunately which is why we can't just adapt the technology that put pigs in space.

I wondered what could match Miss Piggy cameo but then I saw Team SHIELD effort and I lost it at the last one. Dubsmash battle continues.

Unfortunately only one of these isn't true. Which reminds me to have my existential crisis this week - "why am I even doing this?"
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
The greatest thing that came out of SD Comic-Con was the Dubsmash battle between Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg (sometimes helped by the rest of MAoS cast) and Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy (with some special guest helpers). There was some great use of Queen and Chloe's own music (from her Chinese pop-star days) and the final stab with Dirty Dancing (Jennifer Grey is Clark's wife) but I think Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won this one. Mostly because of the final one where Clark Gregg cries in Agent Carter's trademark suit because it should've been Coulson kissing Captain America as it was exactly how it would've happen in universe.

So now they decided to use it for good and fight to the death for charity.

The first one is already up and already the guest stars are even better than before.

In other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. news the rumoured spin-off will actually happen after all. It will be called Marvel’s Most Wanted and will star Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter. So 3 shows an ABC and 4-5 on Netflix, right? Plus the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon.

BTW, here is some information about new characters coming to Luke Cage series with Alfre Woodard probably being bad (I hope they will actually call her Black Mariah because the currently proposed name is pretty unfortunate in Polish) and another antagonist played by Mahershala Ali and the newest addition is someone who is probably Misty Knight. And Rosario Dawson will be in all Netflix Marvel stuff.

And here are some teasers for the next seasons of Agent Carter and Daredevil.

And here's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Teaser Trailer
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
OMG! OMG! OMG! I don't even know where to start! At the end maybe...

JEMMA! NO! Just when Fitzsimmons finally were to talk about Fitz's last year's declaration. Just when he finally asked her out. And she agreed. I refuse to believe she is dead but what will that artefact do to her? Will she become dangerous too Inhumans. Jemma who was so scared of powered people and alien artefacts and now she's going to be part of that world. At least that's what I'm telling myself because the I can't accept the alternative.

Bobbi! She got free and kicked Wards ass but she couldn't make it against both of them. And then she used herself to stop the bullet and saved Hunter's life. Because she's awesome and never gives up. Everything she tells Ward - absolutely true.

I believe Ward and Kara really loved each other in their own messed up way. I think he thought he was helping her but his not the most sane person himself. So instead of helping her just made thing worse. He dragged her down into the spiral of hate with him. He poisoned her mind and finally killed her. He didn't do it on purpose but everything he touches turns to dust. And now he's rebuilding Hydra. I didn't think they could make Ward any worse but look they can. I like it. It's something different than the redemption arks everyone else is doing.

Skye parents were monsters. That's what people said about both of them. Both of them. And now we know why. Cal may have anger issues. But Jiaying is the one who does this in a cold calculated manner. She is the brain behind the destruction. Hyde is the rage. Of course she had a long, long time to get detached from humanity and get used to sacrificing others. We learn how she stays young and alive all this time and that's by using other people lives. Even if they sacrificed themselves to keep her as a living embodiment of their history against her wishes (I doubt she couldn't stop it if she wanted it) she got used to ends justifying the means. And then Whitehall came along.

She doesn't see humans as people any more. They just fodder. She kills them to stay alive and when they go to close to her precious Inhumans. She planned to kill the whole SHIELD to make sure they cannot track and harm her people. Like they did to her (for her there is no difference between SHIELD and HYDRA no matter what they say). In her mind she's saving her people. But she does that by murdering anyone who isn't one of them. The Mists tell the truth - you either find your heritage or die. For Jiaying it's Us against Them. And people who follow her believe in this because all she did for them. They can't see the cold inside.

What Whitehall did destroyed her and Cal tired so hard to put her back together. Never really succeeded. Turned himself into a monster in the process. For love. Of Jiaying. And Daisy. To have the family back together. He never stopped loving them. She did so he stopped her. Bur with her power I wonder if she is truly dead or only until someone pours a new life into her (she had all her organs removed - even heart and she survived so what is being crushed?).

It was great to see Coulson use the love they both have for Skye to stop Hyde and convince him to switch sides. For Cal Daisy is the priority and anything that could harm her needs to be stopped. Even if it's her own mother.

I wondered about keeping the story with Ward through all of this Inhuman plot but it all together nicely. Not by influencing each other but by how nice the stories of Grant/Kara and Cal/Jiaying parallel each other. Both women were tortured and destroyed by Whitehall. Both had men who tried to help them get back their lives and never succeeded. Both died by the hands of their lovers. And yet the Cal story was story of redemption even though he killed Jiaying on purpose. Ward killed Kara by mistake and he keeps falling. Love doesn't solve anything. It's not enough. You still need to understand how to be a good person to be a good person.

I love Skye's two dads getting together to help her. I got or teary eyed at Cal and Skye goodbye. And I'm sad now because he doesn't remember her. TAHITI gave him a happy life but there is no Daisy in it. No wonder she didn't tell him - he probably wouldn't agree. But I think Ward is missing out by not agreeing to go through with this.

I knew Ruth Negga was going to leave the show but I was hoping Raina would lead Inhumans into hiding. Not die. I'm sad now despite all that she had done she really found herself there. I was also sad to see Gordon go but he was too deeply sold on Jiaying view of the world. But Lincoln understood she was wrong and tried to make others see it too. I wonder what happened to all of them. Skye says at the end she is the only one in the special division so far so did he leave? Are they all imprisoned? Put on the List and released? Where did all the Inhumans go?

The fights once again were awesome. I can't decide which one I liked more Bobbi vs. Ward and Kara or Skye vs. the Inhuman legion but both were awesome. I just know Bobbi would've won if it wasn't two on one. And Skye was fighting like 5 of those redheads at once.

May takes her gun even on vacation. And she and Andrew talk again. It looks like she finally could let the girl go.

Mack is staying but Bobbi and Hunter might be leaving.

Coulson lost hand - will he get a cool bionic one?

All that Terrigen in fish oil. I think this filtered out the Deviner pieces out finally so humans won't have any reaction but anyone with Inhuman heritage... I think that the emergence of all that new Inhumans will eventually lead us to Attilan.
ellestra: (muppets)
It's official - ABC is keeping everything I like. They are renewing not only Agents of SHIELD but also Agent Carter and Galavant. I was afraid for Agent Carter and was sure there was no chance for Galavant to come back so that's a really nice surprise. Also back OUaT, whole Thursday (even American Crime), Castle and Secrets and Lies. Not back - Forever, Resurrection and Revenge - so I'm glad that I never got into the first two and quit Revenge last season (in my head cannon it ended with Victoria in the mental hospital and Emily leaving to take care of miraculously recovered Aidan).

Also not coming next season - the rumoured Agents of SHIELD spin-off with Bobbi and Hunter. I hope this means they stay on AoS and not being written off completely. And that Mack is coming back.

And there will be Muppets to cheer me up.
ellestra: (root and shaw)
You really surprised me this time Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I didn't believe Raina was genuine. No one did. That what happens when you've always only cared about yourself. But she was telling the truth all along. She was right not to trust Jiaying with SHIELD. I loved that.

There all those hints SHIELD would attack Inhumans. All the talk about them being a threat that SHIELD has to control, catalogue and supervise. All the things showing their bias and fear. From May distrust because of Bahrain (Skye said they are afraid you will go and kill them too because they have powers but May heard only that there is more people who could do what that girl did) to Gonzales open hostility (he just wanted to attack them as soon as he learned when their are) and even Coulson said they need to count them, catalogue them and put them on the List (how Nazi of you). Sending Gonzales as an objective envoy was another of those things. He called powered people dangerous freaks and a threat. He tried to kill Skye and wanted to imprison both her and Lincoln. He came with multiple planes and troops. I was sure that he would over react and SHIELD would start shooting. But he negotiated in good faith.

Both Skye parents were called monsters when they were looking for her. Jiaying stopped but that darkness, the one that Whitehall created, never left her. And how she can ever trust humans again. Humans who want to test and prod and control her people. How can she allow something like what happened to her happen to them? She went with Hydra people without the fight to save the villagers and Whitehall killed them all. She's not going to let this happen again. She went full Magneto on them.

No rounding up her people, no experiments, no lists. I still feel the creeps at the rationale for it. It's like Samaritan only not secret. Just saying you are dangerous by existing and therefore we have a right to track and control you and when you do something we don't like we'll put you down. I'm not surprised Jiaying didn't react well to this, especially after what Cal told her about Index. But I'm afraid she will lose her daughter again. And start a war.

And Cal is going to help her. Because he loves his family and would do anything for them. They made this plan together. I'm sure she knows what he will turn into. He took his drugs. We are going to see Hyde next week.

This is a conflict where everyone has their reasons and it's not going to end well. There was no way to reconciling them. Not really. So there will be bloodshed. That thing on the ship will be used and this is a SHIELD show so we know who'll win (but I'm not fully sure they are right). And the rest of Inhumans will go into hiding again. With Raina as their new leader.

A lot of people said Ward didn't leave Kara but planted he in SHIELD. I think he just did what he promised and he promised to fix her and only SHIELD had the technology to remove her conditioning. She's her own person again. And now they are back to being awful people together. Never believe anything Ward says. Especially, when he's trying to be nice. I just feel bad for Simmons. She will blame herself for Bobbi.

The Machine broke me a little today.

She talked to Finch. She finally talked to Finch. Not in God Mode but directly on screen. Called him father. Let him decide if she worth saving.

He was always the disbeliever. The one who always said that an Artificial Intelligence, any and all of AIs, cannot be trusted. That only a hobbled, tightly controlled version can co-exist with humans. Samaritan was proving him right. He couldn't allow himself to believe Machine would prove him wrong. But he's also long been unable to let her die or be controlled. He was the one who set her free. He's the one who saves her. Or at least hopes he does.

Just as Root loses her absolute belief in Machine Harold starts believing. This makes them closer to each other. The less extreme view of what can be - neither god nor devil - but someone who is and has a right to be.

This time Machine didn't hide. This was the final run in full God Mode for both of her assets. She saves John by telling him directly where to go. Last time they were using it against each other. Now look at Root and Reese. Look at the team they make. And look all the good deeds that the Machine gang did along the way have finally paid off. Harold saved Caleb and now Caleb could help them save the Machine. We've seen it before but that's just once more underlines the difference between Samaritan and the Machine. She has allies. Samaritan has drones.

And you see all those things Root has been collecting were necessary.

I'm so sorry Elias. I'm even sorry about Dominic. And Grice. And Control. I hope we can still save Control. Even if they weren't always good people they were the smart ones. This is basically Hydra plan from Winter Soldier only Samaritan succeeds. Even Control didn't fully understand how much power Samaritan really had. How much it knew.
ellestra: (slingers)
Tuesdays are so much fun right now. The Flash was cool and I'll do Person of Interest tomorrow but Agents of SHIELD is the best right now.

That single-take with Skye going all May on Hydra agents. A lot of people say it was like TPS reel and I have to admit that it felt much more like you were in the fight with Skye. In Daredevil it was easier to see what was happening but this felt much closer to the action. And there was no stunt substitutes here. It's all Chloe Bennett.

I'm sorry I ever complained about Skye. She is awesome. From Sonic the Hedgehog reference to calling the version of Cal we see with his family a user-friendly version we can feel that almost forgotten computer hacker Skye. And then there is the action, superhero Quake throwing people around with her power or bringing them back to life. Raina the Clairvoyant gives her a mission and she saves the guy.

It was funny to see the old Dirty Half-Dozen back together after all that happened. The best part was of course their reaction to Ward. The stares. The reaction to his non-apology ("sorry, bad things happened but you are bad too so let's all forgive and forget" is not a way to apologise to people you tried to kill or kidnapped) and I'm glad Coulson basically told him to shut-up. I think that they were all pretty friendly considering (even Jemma).

I love the show for not redeeming him. We saw the adventures of Ward separately in few past episodes and even those didn't try to make him into woobie. He has pretty sad backstory and seems to actually care for Kara (she saved him just like Garrett and he seems to have a thing for people who do that) but there is something deeply wrong with him. He doesn't really understand why people don't like him for the whole killing/attempted killing/kidnapping/rape threats (he keeps being surprised by hostility - Skye shooting him, Jemma trying to kill him, the hole team group hate) and don't want to welcome him back just because he says he doesn't want to be evil any more. He keeps being evil - we saw him murdering his whole family (they were awful people but as May pointed out shit happens to a lot of people and they don't go on a rampage like that), kidnapping Skye again and them murdering more innocent people to help Kara (mask tech, soldiers). Maybe memory wipe is what he needs.

I loved all the other reunions. May and Coulson, even though still a little estranged, work well together but he will need to do some real apologising soon. Hunter and Mack got over the whole choking and chaining thing. The whole team welcoming Skye home (Jemma wants to know if she made friends ♥). Even Mockingbird helping Agent 33 get more comfortable back at SHIELD was a nice touch.

I loved Coulson basically walking into enemy base, talking them into following his plan and then just continuing with being the Director. The whole plan was kind of awesome but also completely bonkers. I loved that Mike knows them well enough by now that he knew they were coming. Too bad about his body parts and the Bus but I'm sure Stark Industries can supply new, improved versions.

After the Age of Ultron that Raina so kindly foretold.

Coulson sends Avengers after Loki's Scepter and the Twins. And then the whole hell will brake loose. Time to plan seeing the Avengers 2 before the finale.
ellestra: (muppets)
Agents of SHIELD have been so good this season and they keep getting better.

All the separate storylines are slowly coming together again. Sky and Inhumans. Coulson team. The other SHIELD. Even Ward and Agent 33.

I loved the Skye and Cal's day together. Skye learning her name and kind of liking it was nice. Daisy Johnson, Agent of SHIELD. And I said before - Skye knows Cal is insane and she doesn’t want him to hurt anyone else because of her but it also hard not to feel bad about the man who got destroyed by the search for her and feel sad about the life they could’ve had. She’s still the person who shoot Ward - the proclamations of love are way less important to her than actions and she will not become a pacifier for a madman - but she spent most of her life looking for her parents and hoping that they are looking for her and Cal did. He never stopped. So in spite herself she feels bad for him when Jiaying kicks him out without even telling him and she enjoys their walk together. Even though her main concern is the safety of people in Milwaukee when Cal learns she’s been taken from him again she likes learning about a man he was. She even wants to visit him. Not something I expected to see after how they met. It was surprisingly touching.

Ward is still creepy but also kind of cute with Kira. In the Natural Born Killers - killing and torturing the people along the way - way (but the Pulp Fiction scene in the diner was pretty fun). She saved him and he has a thing for people who do that and now he tries to to help her get her face and her life back. Of course he's still Ward and she's still brainwashed so they go murdering people along the way. The guy who fixed the mask, the soldiers in Talbot's base when they were kidnapping Bakshi, who knows who else on their way there. I like that they don't make him into a nice person. He's kind of fun this way when he can be this kind of Tarantino character - evil but fun to watch. I just don't want him to be redeemed and back on the team and with Skye because - stalking and kidnapping is not a relationship. I'm more OK with Kara because she picked him. And even I was touched when Ward contacted Kara's mother for a photo of her so she could have her own face back.

I'm afraid that this cooperation with Coulson would be a way for him back on the team and I don't want that. He tried to kill most of them and almost succeeded. The look of betrayal on Skye's face when she sees Coulson with Ward was perfect.

I’m not sure Bakshi is resistant or Ward ordered him to do it. I think he might’ve just shaken of the conditioning for long enough to try to make run for it. We had several people do that including Kira if someone doesn’t keep saying the trigger phrase to them.

I think that List has been unsuccessful so far because he is capturing Inhumans before the Mist (like Ethan) and cannot figure out a way to activate their powers. So they are tracking Gordon in hopes of finding someone who already has powers and they finally captured one.

The Mike/Lincoln fight scene was cool and I hope we'll see them team up next to escape Hydra. It was such a comic book thing - two heroes fight because they mistake each other for a foe but then bond and work together. I hope we'll see Deathlock and Sparkplug team-up.

All of this List business is pretty obviously leading up to Age of Ultron. It premieres in some of places today so I’m sure someone will start listing the connections for this and the next episode and then we can all see the epilogue in last 3 episodes of the season.

So Gordon and Jiaying know Raina is clairvoyant but did they tell her about it?
ellestra: (bsg)
It's kind of hard to remember I once watched Agents of SHIELD out of obligation. I didn't really like it but I wanted to so I was just hoping it'll stay on air long enough to turn good (kind of like I do with Gotham now). An it did. It became fun and something I can't wait to see the next episode of every week. It's even more fun now. All the episodes since they come back have been good but this one really made me excited. We finally learn what really happen to May in Bahrain. We find out what Raina became. And Skye learns her birthday (and becomes a year older in an instant).

I kind of saw it coming. I saw that girl touching those men and my first though was she was gifted and she was mind controlling them. Her mother's power was being super-strong, not mind control. But then I realised that the big secret was that she had to kill that kid and I spent the rest of the episode horrified for her. No wonder she doesn't want that name.

It was also pretty obvious Raina dreams were prophetic. It's funny - she used to work for a guy calling himself Clairvoyant and now she is one. I wonder what will happen when Lincoln lets her know. There was much more blood in that other prophecy.

I get Skye's distrusts of her father. He is crazy, unstable and murdered a lot of people and hurt people she loves. However, it broke me a little when I realised that she is that kid who thought all her life no one cared about her but her parents tore the world apart to find her and her father never gave up. He drove himself insane looking for her.

So now we see the whole timeline. Skye/Daisy was born but soon after Hydra found and kidnapped her mother. Cal went looking for her and found her cut up body and put Jiaying back together after and her power fixed her. Before they were able to come back Skye was taken and both her parents went on a rampage (Raina said they were monsters) but Jiaying realised this was wrong and decided to let go and stop looking. Cal never gave up and went insane trying to make himself into something that could stand up to people like Whitehall.

I only wonder how will Jiaying keep the secret when people know Cal is Skye's father and Jiaying was(is?) Cal's wife then figuring out she is Skye's mother is pretty easy. Or does only Gordon and Lincoln know? BTW, why does Lincoln know?

The episodes before where great too - from Hunter and Coulson road trip to FitzSimmons being back. Hunter and Coulson have great comedic chemistry. And not telling Hunter about Deathlock just to see the look on his face was the icing on the cake. Also it's great to have Mike back. I hope he stays around longer this time.

I loved Jemma fooling Bobbi and taking her out. I loved she figured out how to sneak the cube out but what I loved the most was that Fitz knew too. I could tell when he took a look at what she was doing with that cube that he knew and then he went to make a scene and she knew that he knew because they know each other thoughts even without mindreading. Also Jemma got pretty good at lying when she was a mole at Hydra.

I also loved Fitz line about watching Mexican football to Hunter - apparently both actors love to watch matches together so I mentally added "without me".

It looks like Coulson is behind Mike's upgrades and maybe is putting together another superteam (just like Avengers). Or maybe helping specials escape Hydra clutches (Mike was following List)? Also Koenig brothers are nowhere to be seen so does Theta protocol have anything to do with LMDs after all? Can Tripp come back?
ellestra: (root and shaw)
With all the underwhelming new genre(-ish) shows it's good that the returning ones came back strong.

Person of Interests - it was so good to see them all again. And to finally see where the Machine stuffed them for safekeeping. Harold got to be a teacher and John became a policeman and it's almost perfectly fitted for both of them but they can't deal. Reese barely can keep from outing himself even though his job still lets him save people and crack heads. Finch is afraid to do anything. The funny thing was that poor Shaw who got the worst deal of them all was the one who kept acted the most sane. Good the Machine knows what they all truly need. Shaw was so happy when she got her date. Reese got to have Carter desk and go to homicide and Harold got a real Batcave. They all got a safe communication system and be a team again. It's good to know someone has a plan. But that makes it even more intriguing that we still have no idea what Root does when she's not handing out motivation speeches. We only know now that Miss Groves has a conscience literally talking to her she got pretty preachy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - there was a time when I wouldn't believe I'd be so excited to see it back but then it got awesome and so far it continues to be so. The episode opened with flashback to Agent Carter and her Howling Commandos (with Dum Dum Dugan and Jim Morita just to let us know what is coming during the midseason break) so we could learn the origin of 084 designation and meet Reed Diamond's evil Nazi Hydra leader. The moment he mentioned answer to death I knew he will be back. In present day it's been few months since last season and Skye is now May's mini me - in looks, skill and behaviour. I also didn't expect to love her but now she's good at fighting and she's using her hacker skill on the alien writing and I'm cheering her to succeed. Just like I do with when she's facing Ward. Ward is even more creepy now than last season and I was with the Skye when she told him to shut up and only answer questions. There were moments when I almost felt pity for him but then I remembered Eric and Hand and mostly Fitz and and just wished they left him there to rot. And when they reveal the truth about Fitz and Simmons I really, really wanted him to run at that wall fast. I know I shouldn't hate Ward more than Raina - she did ruin lives and kill - but I can't get over what he did to Fitz (he who believed in Ward almost to the end) and I'm glad they don't either. I suppose it shows how invested I became in those characters.

They are all stretched thin - from Coulson who they barely see because he flies (coach) all over the world trying to find more allies to the team trying to keep the most dangerous stuff from SHIELD warehouses from falling into wrong hands. So they got Lucy Lawless's agent character who was undercover when SHIELD fell and she and her team of mercenaries now add man power (and comic book names) to the team. I'm not sure if I believe agent Hartley is dead. She was influenced by an artefact that has something to do with stopping death. Who knows what she'll be able to do. Apparently, this episode was also appeasing all those who wanted more comic book characters to show up - Izzy Hartley, Lance Hunter, Daniel Whitehall and of course the Absorbing Man - all at once. It didn't bother me like Gotham because I never heard about any of them before. This felt more like an nod to fans then frantically making sure "Do you recognise me now, do you?"

Sleepy Hollow - I didn't realise I really got into the series until I saw the new episode. It took me a while to care for this but now I'm finally enjoying watching it instead of just letting the TV to play because there isn't anything else on. Horror always has to work harder for me to care but it finally clicked. The whole thing with them being back at work without mentioning how they got out of the places they were stuck at the end of last season (with the "we don't like to talk about it" talk) felt like a such cop out that I knew it had to be fake and it was. The moment War mentioned how easy it is to deceive I was certain. I was happy they realised that too. War's need to gloat keeps being his undoing. Good Abbie still haven't eaten or drank anything. And Jenny is alive and she kicked ass as always.

Haven has been back to for a while but I'm too pissed off to care anymore. They killed off Jennifer and I said at the end of last season that if they do this to one more female character I'm done and I'm done. I wish evil Audrey kills them all and goes off to live happily ever after with evil sheriff Carter.
ellestra: (tiger)
I mentioned Lev Grossman mentioned The Magicians miniseries coming to tv. The pilot now has director - Mike Cahill (Another Earth). So it looks like it's getting more and more real. and at least we'll have the pilot.

The next DC Universe TV series is to be Supergirl. So it looks like female superheroes are for TV (and Netflix). BTW Peggy Carter is coming to Agents of SHIELD before Agent Carter TV series shows up.

It looks like The Tick live action TV series is being revived by Amazon. With Patrick Warburton back as the Tick. Now I've seen everything in the sequel/remake/continuation genre and I'm weirdly OK with it.

because Fox just picked up Minority Report TV series. It will take place 10 years after the events in the film and have a female police detective pairing up with one of the male precogs (it's like a canon gender swap).

The Good Omens TV series might still be in development hell but Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet are working with BBC on radio adaptation. This will surely be awesome as they always are.
ellestra: (root and shaw)
Tuesdays somehow became the most exciting day on TV for me in past month or so so I was pretty stoked for the season finales of both Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interests and I wasn't disappointed.

Agents of SHIELD was so much fun - the action film we always wanted.

I loved May getting the staff back and bringing the cellar down on the bad guys. I loved Skye telling Ward she has the weapon against him and then May kicking his ass and nailing him to the floor and crashing his larynx. I loved Fury and Coulson's talk about Garrett. I loved the way Garrett died. I loved that all the Fury's secret bases have the identical guys as caretakers (LMDs? clones? set of identical cousins?).

I think people are right and Skye is Inhuman. And so is Raina - she asked what she would become (after Terrigenesis?). Also Skye's dad now knows she is alive and how she looks like and Raina knew where to find him. Raina was always the best villain (and I love Ruth Negga) so I want to see more of her and what her plan will lead to.

I hope Fitz will be OK. It sounds like severe brain damage and I'm scared. He and Jemma did escape like two geniuses they are and it was pretty awesome how Fury saved them (and the show remembered about the decompression sickness) but they way Fury talked about him being out of oxygen for pretty long. And he finally found the courage to tell Jemma he loved her.

I'm so happy they didn't try to redeem Ward (after all he did - especially to Fitz and Simmons who were his friends - who cares). I like Triplett better anyway.

Coulson now knows how he was resurrected and he is sleep-drawing the same pattern Garrett was (some alien language or maths?) so maybe knowing what happened really drives one crazy. He might've been better off believing that Tahiti was a magical place.

I'm actually excited about next season and rebuilding of the SHIELD. Who would've thought? I look at my early episodes reactions and I had to force myself to watch and now I want next season now.

Person of Interests - I certainly enjoyed my Shaw and Root show. Shaw went to rescue Root on a bike - all the way to New Jersey. And look at those glances at the end on the street. They are just so great together. And Shaw is so bad at pretending she doesn't care. OK, now that I'm done with the shipping part.

Look - all the conspiracy theories are right in this episode. From government spying on everything to terrorist attack that's an inside job. With the information and resources Vigilance had I suspected there was something fishy about them but I only realised it was all a set up only after it became obvious Decima knew exactly where they were and what was going on.

I'd never thought I'd be so sad to see Hersch go. He was a hero and he knew how to steal a bike.

Control was also pretty awesome.

And Bear too.

The new god is up and watching. It has more raw power to use - all those server farms all over the world. All the official feeds (although you know - those are just American government feeds - why not move to another country - go to Venezuela and drink drinks on the beach?). And apparently Greer is singularity believer and wants AI to run the world. It's not that I disagree but like Finch we maybe should first check if it's friendly. Even indifference can kill us all.

The most exciting for me is of course the relationship of the Machine and Samaritan. Friends? Foes? Mind-meld?
Also can't wait for what comes after that.

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