Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., “Meet the New Boss”, Review!

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Meet the New Boss" - Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jennifer Clasen) JASON O'MARA, CLARK GREGG

This episode lives up to it’s title as we finally get to meet the new S.H.E.I.L.D. director we have been wondering about since last seasons finale. His name is Jeffery Mace (Jason O’Mara), he is an Inhuman with what looks to be super strength and possibly some level of invulnerability. It’s explained that he was chosen because Steve Rogers went AWOL, which is a nice reference to the original Marvel comics character he is based off of who did a short stint as Captain America. We see his powers come into play after he is forced to subdue May after it is revealed she has been very badly affected by the ‘ghosts’ we saw in the previous episode. Meanwhile, Daisy goes to confront Reyes again, but this time at his work, where he can’t do anything. This plan goes well until his coworkers take off and they are left alone. Reyes finds out from Daisy about a nuclear plant where the box that the skinheads and Chinese gang came from and takes off with Daisy in close pursuit. Mack and Fitz have been sent to the same plant after Simmons found the same connection with the box the ‘ghost’ was released from. They end up meeting Ghost Rider and Daisy there, along with have a close encounter with one of the ‘ghosts’. The reunion doesn’t go well with both Mack and Fitz revealing how they felt betrayed by Daisy. The end result is Daisy teaming up with Reyes to find out more about the ‘ghosts’

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Overall this was a great follow-up to the season opener. We finally find out who this new Director is and they give good justification for the added drama of Coulson no longer being Director. They do a great job of incorporating the going ons of the Marvel Universe and acknowledging the affects the Inhumans would have on the world. These ‘ghosts’ that have been introduced are actually genuinely creepy and have plenty of interesting storyline to be revealed in how they might be connected to Ghost Rider. I’m looking forward to seeing how the partnership dynamic between Daisy and Reyes will work. My only real complaint is that it feels like we have been here before. With a team member off doing their own thing and the team pissed at them. While its great drama to see them regroup after reconciling, it does get old after a few times around. Nonetheless, this episode has earned four out of five stars from me.

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