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March 18 2014

(SPOILER) Promo pics from Agents of SHIELD 1.16 'End of the Beginning'. This episode will air in two weeks time.

Odd choices. This looks like the most uneventful and dour show on earth.
I agree Sunfire. The latest episode of Men in S.U.I.T.S.
The promo pics for the show in general have not made me jump up and down with excitement. I think the pics for last week's episode were good and that's about it.
I'm pumped. There will be people standing and looking at each other!
True, the promotion hasn't exactly been a strength.
So...guess I'm the only one who thinks these pics are indeed made of awesome.

I mean, just for starters, I can't believe that we're going to have Victoria Hand, Felix Blake *and* Jasper Sitwell (my second favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent of all time from the comics after Quatermain) all in the same room together!! I mean, wow, I just never thought we would get this many well-known agents so quickly, if ever, and now all of them in one episode! Then there's Fitz in full black-ops gear which, Fitz being my favorite character on the show and all, gets me rather excited.

But the thing that did have me "jumping up and down with excitement" was the new pictures of J. August Richards as Mike Peterson/Deathlok! Not only do I love J. August but I love him in this role, it allows him to do so much of the stuff he is sooo good at. He just pulls all the right heart-strings. That, plus the fact that Deathlok was probably the LEAST likely character in my head to ever show up on SHIELD makes it even more intriguing. Especially because I've been waiting to see him transition closer to the look and feel of the character from the comics and these photos show that he has had further upgrades and his costume is slowly falling in line with what I want to see it end up as.

I'm honestly not really sure what you guys think should have been in these types of photos. They aren't really much different from almost any other TV show that releases promo photos...they say very little. They obviously can't and don't want to give much of anything away. This is especially true here in an episode entitled "End of the Beginning" that features the most major guest stars in one episode to date, the return of Deathlok and a furthering of the Clairvoyant storyline. I mean, I'm surprised that they released the photos of the new costume for Deathlok, that seems fairly big to me. But, maybe I'm alone in this... I guess I just like Men in S.U.I.T.S. lol
They always hide the real plot twists when they give out the promo photos. The images likely cover the first 15 minutes of the episode. The real action won't be shown until the episode airs.
Why no Simmons? :(
I think the expressions on everyone's faces are just very controlled and unemotional which accurately reflect the militaristic oriented agency but are kind of blah to look at.

Other shows do provide promos of people standing still but the expressions are usually intriguing.

And I could have used a broader color palette here.

But I will watch! And I like the show!

I wish it was on tonight - sorry Joss. I think. Wait, do I need to apologize for not being that into Avengers spoilers right now and preferring the smaller S.H.I.E.L.D.? Can I want one and not the other and still be a fan?

[ edited by hann23 on 2014-03-18 22:29 ]
Why no Simmons? :(
Grack21 | March 18, 21:13 CET

Yes, these pictures are suffering from a distinct lack of Simmons.

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