4.14 The Man Behind the Shield

Anushka Mokosh

Matryona Marzanna
Aug 31, 2012
Coulson and the team engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they work to rescue Director Mace, who is fighting for his life.

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Nov 23, 2002
Our viewing has slowed after problems with the All4 app on the PS3.

However ... this is getting a little too comic book-ish. Creating an artificial person should have been an extraordinary achievement, but apparently Racliffe can build multiple robots as exact copies of other people in no time at all.

This is on top of being able to build a dimensional jump at a whim.

It's just one man. Where does he get all his parts? How does he build all this fantastical futuristic technology - and so incredibly quickly? Characters explaining it away by saying "Darkhold" IMO isn't enough.

There have been fantastical elements before - Tahiti, for example - but these were part of an unfolding story line where it felt they felt like part of a natural progression of it.

At the moment, though, it feels forced - for the sake of added twists and turns - and not at all a natural development of the story.

I've enjoyed SHIELD so far, but it's increasingly killing any sense of disbelief for me because this feels like a lack of consistency.