I have to say it's tough to call Jiaying a "bad person". What she was doing was wrong but she was doing it to save her people and I can't fault her for that. As the episode progressed she got worse and worse until you knew there was only one things they could do to stop her.
Now for Cal I never thought this character would have ever been redeemable but man the writers did it. They took this crazy Jekyll and Hyde type person who killed many times and turn him into a love lorn, devoted father who would do anything for his daughter. Even at the end he was willing to accept his fate and be jailed for life, but of course Coulson stepped in and gave him the TAHITI treatment to live the rest of his life happy and unaware of his past life and the fact that he has a daughter.
Coulson was great in this finale, always level headed and knew that something must be up with Jiaying.. he also managed to calm down the now Hyde version of Cal, and get him to help them fight the Inhumans. And of course you have one of the many shocking moments when he saves everyone on the ship from the mist but by touching the crystal he infects himself and slowly starts to turn to stone but Mack has the idea to chop off Coulson's arm before it spread to the rest of his body.
Now to talk about Bobbi, Hunter, Ward and Agent 33. Let's start with Ward, I didn't think I could dislike him any more then I already do but I was wrong. I'm to the point where I dislike this character so much that I wish for his death in every scene he's in. He is truly an unredeemable character and I'm so happy that they aren't trying to do that with him. Though he didn't die in this finale he did kill the woman he loved and this might sound horrible but I was happy when that happen. He doesn't deserve to be happy and the fact that she died at his own hands was fantastic.
May didn't really play a huge part in this finale. But she did have alot of growth and by the end we see a little bit of the "old" May when she decides to take a vacation with her ex-husband. I love the fact that she's ready to kill Ward and I'm hoping one day it happens.
Fitz and Simmons also revisit their relationship, now that they’re friends again, Simmons wants to bring up the topic they haven’t discussed since they were at the bottom of the ocean. Fitz isn’t really into discussing his feelings for her, since there’s no point, until Simmons says there might actually be a point. And of course at the very end of the episode we get the biggest OMG moment of the night. Fitz accidentally unlatches the box the Kree artifact is in when he leave the room and when Simmons notices it she goes to lock it back up but then suddenly the artifacts melts, attacks and swallow Simmons whole before hardening back into stone. The terror in her eye is heartbreaking.
|Click on the picture to relive the horror.. poor Jemma :(|
So that's it.. that's how season two ends. I think both Erik and were just speechless.. I remember looking at him on the video screen and he had to mouth open and I managed to get out.. Oh My God!! What Just Happened!!!
We now must wait four or so months before we get to see what happens next. I have loved Agents of SHIELD since episode one even when alot of people weren't fans. But the second half of season one and all of season two has been amazing. Face paced and no time to breath. I can't wait to see what's in-store of our team of agents in season three.