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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Meet the New Boss Review

On this week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team was haunted by more than just their past. Ghosts were popping up everywhere in the second episode of this season, titled “Meet the New Boss.”

The creepy ghost from last episode continued to haunt even more victims this episode. She started off by scaring the crap out of a family in Pasadena, which made for one of the scariest cold openings this show has had. It seems like they are taking this later time slot seriously by adding some darker tones and even spookier special effects.

This ghost was out for revenge, but first she found a few other friends to unbox. Their backstory was unclear, but something or someone turned them into these spirits and they’ve been trapped in these boxes for years. They kept talking about using a book to kill whoever did this and to bring themselves back. It was all cryptic, but very intriguing.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jennifer Clasen) HENRY SIMMONS
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Meet the New Boss” –  (ABC/Jennifer Clasen)

As the haunting continued, Daisy came back to poke the Robbie bear. She’s determined to learn more about Robbie’s powers. She was convinced he was Inhuman, but by the end it seemed like she finally believed he sold his soul to the devil. That didn’t stop her from picking a fight with him though, which made Robbie believe Daisy has a death wish. Since he only kills bad guys (or so he said) he tried to figure out if Daisy was bad based on what he found in her van. Daisy kept talking the whole time he was researching and when she mentioned the energy plant where they found that ghost weapon last week, something clicked in Robbie’s brain and he ran out.

Daisy followed and jumped on the roof of his car despite having a fractured arm. Which had me thinking, this whole Daisy being invincible thing is getting old. She had injuries for about half the episode, and even though they kept mentioning her needing medicine for her wrists, she didn’t ever stop using them. This might come back to bite her later in the season, but so far it doesn’t seem to be that much of an inconvenience.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jennifer Clasen) CLARK GREGG, MING-NA WEN
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Meet the New Boss” – (ABC/Jennifer Clasen)

Last week May came into contact with this ghost weapon and the haunting continued to get worse this episode, which ultimately landed her in a straight jacket by the end of the hour. The special effects for this were pretty darn creepy. All the people around her had ghoulish faces, and it was particularly unsettling when it happened to Simmons and Coulson.

As the title of this episode suggested, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was also revealed. He seemed nice, but a little too polished. Something was just a little off and we quickly found out why. The new director is an Inhuman with extra human strength. May used him as a punching bag and he didn’t even flinch. That was definitely not the twist I was expecting, especially with him playing Mr. Good PR by giving tours of the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility to member of Congress.

As for the remaining members of the team, Fitz and Mack, they found a lead on the mysterious ghosts and headed to the same energy plant Daisy mentioned to Robbie. They got there and all hell broke loose and a ghost trapped Mack in a chamber and then cornered Fitz. Luckily Robbie as Ghost Rider showed up in time to save Fitz, which led to another big reveal. Ghost Rider can kill ghosts. He is the only one (so far) who can physically touch them. That is definitely good to know and will probably come in handy later.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jennifer Clasen) HENRY SIMMONS, DAN DONOHUE
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Meet the New Boss” (ABC/Jennifer Clasen)

Final Thoughts:

– Not sure where this ghost storyline is going, but I’m definitely interested. Sounds like some power plant experiment gone wrong.
– Ghost Rider is a pretty good character so far. It will be interesting to see how he is related to these ghost people.
– Daisy is just annoying. She seems to do whatever she wants with no repercussions.
– The new director being Inhuman is a great detail that will definitely shake things up.
– We need more scenes with Mack and Fitz. They were definitely the most fun parts to watch and their banter feels effortless.
– This darker looking S.H.I.E.L.D. is interesting.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is taking the next week off, so look forward to the next ghostly episode Oct. 11 at 10/9c.

Rating
8.0
Pros
  • Ghost Rider is one of the most interesting new characters they've had in a while
  • Creepy special effects
  • Fitz and Mack on missions together
Cons
  • Daisy

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