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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel hits it out of the park with another installment into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Captain America: The Winter Soldier manages to pull of a successful paradigm shift in the MCU that will affect its other franchises and future films. On top of all of that it manages, first and foremost, to be an entertaining film and a strong entry into the existing collection of MCU films. Captain America: The Winter SoldierĀ begins with Cap putting his skills to use as an agent of SHIELD. With more down time, he's adjusting to the future and all of the things he's missed. He also meets a fellow war veteran, Sam Wilson, who talks to him about adjusting to his new life. Of course, down time is brief and Cap is soon summoned for a mission by Nick Fury. Along with Black Widow and a small team, Cap has to recover a SHIELD sub that's been hijacked by pirates. During the mission, he finds out that Black Widow has been given separate orders by Fury, which ends up compromising the primary mission. Once he gets back to SHIELD, Cap has it out with Nick Fury about being able to trust the people he works with. Fury tries to convince him that there's a reason for the way SHIELD does things and ends up showing Cap a fleet of helicarriers. The idea is that these helicarriers, using Tony Stark's technology, will be able to stay in the sky indefinitely and launch preventative strikes against

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Turn, Turn, Turn – Season 1 Episode 17

Considering the events of the last weeks episode and incorporating the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, things are really looking bad for Coulson's team right now. It looks like this episode is taking place in parallel with the events of Captain America. There's a lot of parallels to the events of the movie, even down to repeating some lines from the film like "don't trust anyone" (and some more that are more spoiler-y). This whole post is gonna be full of spoilers, so if you haven't seen either theĀ  movie or the episode, the time to get out is now. Recap The episode picks back up with the stand off between May-Coulson-Skye and with the revelation of May's betrayal, Coulson's in no mood. Just to lump some more betrayal on top of the crap sundae that is this whole situation, May reveals that Fitz was also sending encrypted messages to someone. With no other options left, Fitz and May both lay their cards on the table. May claims that she's been reporting to Director Fury and Fitz explains that he and Simmons are still working on investigating the GH-325 cure. Coulson knocks may out and drops her in a cell with Ward, who grills her about being a mole. Elsewhere, Garret is attacked by SHIELD drones and comes back to the plane to get help from Coulson. Once Garrett's back on the plane, Coulson and Skye update him on the situation. They tell him that they believe that the Clairvoyant is

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: End of the Beginning – Episode 16

With the Asgardian distraction out of the way, Coulson is back to the business of finding the Clairvoyant. This episode is the last before the show's tie-in with the new Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it sets the table for a very tumultuous time ahead for the Coulson's team. Recap Agents Garret and Triplett are out searching for the Clairvoyant when they are suddenly attacked by Deathlok. They survive the attack but it prompts Coulson to arrange a face to face meeting with some of the higher-level SHIELD operatives. Garret, Triplett, Ward, Coulson, May, Hand, and a couple of other agents meet on the plane where Coulson believes they may be out of the Clairvoyant's reach. Based on the recent attack Coulson believes that they are getting close to finding out who the Clairvoyant is. He has also surmised that the Clairvoyant must be someone who has some kind of knowledge or association with SHIELD. To that end, they begin a double blind operation to investigate a list of people that SHIELD had tagged as possibly having psychic abilities. Coulson suggests that Skye coordinate the teams of operatives which means that she needs to have clearance. So, before the mission starts Skye is granted official status as a SHIELD agent. Agents May and Blake go to investigate a man named Thomas Nash, who they believe to be a vegetable. When they get to the medical facility where he's being kept, Deathlok attacks them and seriously injures agent Blake but doesn't