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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Agents of Shield Season 04 Episode 13: Boom

February 8th, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

The problem with Agents of Shield sometimes is that it’s very inconsistent. Some moments are great, whereas others feel forced. We had another of those episodes in “Boom”.

To be fair, the twist that Shockley was the Inhuman and not Nadeer was good, as it delivered the shock of killing Nadeer in the process. Proving that sometimes? The villains don’t go off as expected. And I also appreciated that even in being what he hated (Inhuman), he was committed to “freeing” the world of the “things”, and tried numerous times to kill Daisy and Mace. Oh, and the fact that he could reform after exploding? A good touch.

But, the Mace storyline wasn’t as good. While I get that he wants to be a hero, his constant football metaphors were annoying, and though his sacrifice at the end was noble, it just felt forced. And remember, he’s NOT Inhuman, so what happens when the Russian figures it out?

Then, there was the twist that Radcliffe made Aida based off of a real love of his life. This was interesting, as we learned about Agnes and how it was her inevitable death that drove him to Aida, the LMD’s, and the Darkhold. It was good, and it showed Coulson’s vulnerability right now with May being gone, but the ending felt weird with Agnus ditching everything for a prayer of life…that was technically taken away via the end scene. But…Aida seems to be getting more emotional…which could lead to an interesting twist or two soon.

In the end, “Boom” was serviceable, and did deliver a nice twist or two. But, it was very inconsistent, and parts of the story just felt flat. Let’s hope it picks up again soon.

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!