Marvel's Agents of... Hydra?

Hydra SigniaWell, they finally did it. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD finally combined an interesting television show (the show has been steadily building up steam so to speak) and the full force of the Marvel world. Sure, we've had a Nick Fury appearance before (when the show was middling at beast), an Asgardian appearance, and alien technology (those last two felt like Marvel tag-alongs).

I don't know about you, but my head is still spinning from the fakes and feints of this last episode. I'll try not to spoil it for you if you haven't watched, but suffice to say I did not see that coming. Kudos to the writers with the foreshadowing by Agent (for SHIELD or Hydra???) Hand when she talked about Hydra hiding in plain sight and trying to gain trust via friendships though.

Another intriguing part of this episode (and they were legion) was how Hydra was talked about. Hydra you cut off one head, and another takes its place. It's a group dedicated to domination via death and destruction. Sounds a lot like real world terrorists to me. Kill a beloved leader of a terrorist group in a drone strike, and seemingly out of nowhere ten more young men flood the organizations rank.  I have no solutions (I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night), but I think it's an intriguing comparison.

I'd be remiss if I didn't cap off this recap without saying something about Ward. At first, I wanted to point to this post, talk about Skye and Ward's little smooch, and stick my tongue out and say 'Told you so!', but then the episode ended. Now, all I can say is WAAAAAARD!