“Parting Shot” was little more than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. conducting some housecleaning, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Agents’ cast had gotten too big and the show’s transitioning to inhuman centric storylines, so an episode like “Parting Shot” was no surprise. I also liked Bobbi Morse (Mockingjay) and Hunter’s send off.
With this being Hunter and Bobbi’s last rodeo, “Parting Shot” gave them a lot of screen time. I hope the show continues to have these two as guest stars because Hunter has had some of Agents better moments, and Bobbi’s not too shabby either. The event that caused the two’s dismissal was contrived and Agent May’s scenes with Hunter were a little out of place, but the nods to loyalty and duty and the show’s end were great and heartfelt.
I wished Agents had left the episode with the team honoring Hunter and Bobbi, but they had to push Hydra’s agenda. I get it. But the final minute and half were forced.
“Parting Shot” better defined Agent Coulson’s role within the ALCU and how the rest of the world might view him. Thankfully he took a backseat because this week’s Agents was all about Hunter and Bobbi. They’ve always had one of the more intriguing relationships on the show—they’re not your typical couple—and “Parting Shot” was a great character study for these two. And you’ve gotta love the Spy’s Goodbye.
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