“The shocking origin story of Robbie’s transition into Ghost Rider is revealed as the lives of Coulson and the team hang in the balance.” (IMDB)
- So much awesome in this episode! SO MUCH.
- I’m so tickled to see Ghost Rider getting his due. Ghost Rider is a force of nature. He’s powerful. Seeing him bust out of the containment unit and whup Jeffery Mace’s ass? Amazeballs. Because SHIELD doesn’t have anyone on their current roster who should reasonably be able to stop Ghost Rider once he’s wound up. I adored the worried “Can he break out?” from Mace, followed by Fitz’ confident “Not possible.” And the offended look on Fitz’ face when Ghost Rider actually does break out? Glorious.
- We got the actual Spirit of Vengeance origin story for Robbie Reyes, which I am thrilled with. Nothing against OG comics Robbie Reyes, but I never loved the whole “dead uncle serial killer” thing. I’m so happy about a proper origin for Robbie that I want to cuddle this episode like a puppy.
- Speaking of which, the reveal on the origin, Robbie having to tell Gabe, with Daisy scrambling like mad to cover for him? SO MUCH 💗.
- AND THE JOHNNY BLAZE CAMEO OMG. 🎉 NO BUT LOOK.
- Also, Eli’s heel turn? I mean, if you know anything about the comics you knew it was coming, but I did not expect it to come like that.
- Was it just me or was Jeffrey Mace legitimately piddling himself when Ghost Rider was whupping his ass? I mean, justified, I suppose, but that plus Simmons’ blackmail from last week makes me think Mace’s big secret is that he’s a total coward riding on an undeserved reputation.
- I need Gabe to team up with Mack for something. “You, too, Ironsides!” – “Hey, screw you, Black Kojak!” I require this in every episode to live, guys.
- And the cliffhanger ending, when we don’t get another episode until November 29? Holy crap, waiting a month for more of this story is going to kill me.
Line of the Night Award
“You know, the rationalist in me wants to agree, but… skull on fire presents a pretty compelling argument for ‘Hail Satan.'” – Phil Coulson.
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- AV Club: Ghost Rider’s origin is revealed as a new villain threatens Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- io9: Agents of SHIELD Reveals Ghost Rider’s Origin With a Hell of a Twist
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