Last night, Cate and I were fortunate enough to attend the Marvel Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at Paley Fest NYC. While, we can’t go into to great of detail, because the Marvel Mouse is a scary thing…click below to read a little more about what we got to experience.
We’ve gotten spoiled, between the S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at NYCC last Friday, and last night’s Paley panel, Cate and I, for two weeks in a row, have gotten to see advanced screenings of the past couple of weeks’ episodes of the show. More importantly though, we have gotten to have the experience of sitting in a room full of people, who love this show just as much as we do, reacting to all the twists and turns and feels. There is something just so amazing about watching something in a crowd, with everyone on this journey together. I am officially saddened by the prospect of having to go back to viewing episodes alone. Twitter party anyone?
Clearly, I can not talk at length about the episode, you will have to wait til this Tuesday, 9pm est, for that, but what I can tell you is that season two of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to get better and better. Sure the first season at times may have seemed a bit sluggish, but this year has been nonstop action, each episode topping the last. Though I doubt anything will ever officially top the May vs. May fight of last week’s episode (“Face My Enemy”, Ep. 204), this week’s “A Hen in the Wolfhouse”, definitely offers some awesome action sequences, as well as a few hits to the feels.
After the screening, we were treated to a wonderfully heartfelt Q & A with Clark Gregg (Director Phil Coulson), Chloe Bennet (Agent Skye), Ming-Na Wen (Agent Melinda May) and Jeph Loeb (head honcho for Marvel Tv). It was refreshing to see the fact that the cast are just as big of geeks as their fans. They even mentioned that they had snuck into the back of the room to watch the end of the episode as they hadn’t see it yet. If fact, they were scolded by staff members to get back downstairs in order to make their cue.
The cast regaled those present with stories of how they were cast, to their reactions to last season’s biggest reveal that Ward was Hydra. I won’t even pretend that my heart didn’t ache a little when they let it be known that Much like Fitz, Iain De Caestecker refused to accept the fact the Ward was Hydra. Apparently, Iain & Brett Dalton (Ward) have a pretty epic Bromance going on.
Speaking of Ward, the question was raised of whether or not he is redeemable, the answer of course is, that that is yet to be determined. It was hinted at however, that it is usually imposable to keep a monster locked up forever… Jailbreak anyone?
It was very clear, that this is a cast of people who love their jobs, they even ignored the signal that they were out of time and started taking rapid fire questions. Not to mention the fact that they stayed after the panel taking pictures and talking to fans. All and all another awesome panel brought to us by Paley Center.