J. August Richards Returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
November 27, 2013

I’m not sure Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has really found its groove yet, but I’m willing to keep giving it a chance. I like Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Wolverine Melinda May (mysterious bad ass with secret past) is terrific, and the British Fitz-Simmons scientists amuse me. (I could really do without more of Agent Beef and the hacker chick, although I suspect that they’re supposed to be the interesting characters to us.) When I think of several of the shows I’ve grown to enjoy lately, almost all of them took a half-season or so to get into their groove and grow into the entertainment they became. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gotten close to that mark, so I won’t be willing to write it off until early next year.

Clark Gregg and J. August Richards in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 1

Clark Gregg and J. August Richards in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 1

Anyway, I’m glad to hear that J. August Richards (Gunn on Angel), the tortured “bad guy” of the premiere episode, will be returning to the show in “The Bridge”, airing Tuesday, December 10. I’m glad to see more of him. Here’s the official description:

In a shocking cliffhanger episode, Coulson takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support. As they get closer to the truth, startling secrets are revealed and an unexpected twist threatens the team.

(By the way, Centipede? The evil organization isn’t called Hydra, it’s called Centipede? That’s dumb.)

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Dwight Williams writes:  

They’re filed under that name because of the gadgetry they used on their test subjects, including Mike, and because we don’t know what they call themselves when they think they’re secure enough to have a proper conversation.

Could be HYDRA, could be AIM leftovers regrouping. We may learn these answers in the two-parter.

David Oakes writes:  

Just like the TV show doesn’t have the money to show Hemsworth’s face, I think the Cap movie has dibs on HYDRA.

So the villainous secret organizations full name is “Centipede Wink Wink Nudge Nudge”.

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