Clutch. The. Pearls.
ABC-Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD” finally felt the effects of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s” plot Tuesday.
(Spoiler alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happened on Tuesday’s episode titled “Turn, Turn, Turn.”)
Now that fans know the enemy organization HYDRA has secretly been hiding under SHIELD’s nose for 50 years, they also know the identity of season-long baddie “The Clairvoyant” — it’s Agent Garrett, played by guest star Bill Paxton.
Fans also learned an even bigger shocker: Field specialist and all-around good guy Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) is really a bad guy. A very, very bad guy.
The action-packed episode, full of aerial dogfights and double-crosses, ended with Ward gunning down fellow agents that were holding his former mentor — Garrett — captive.
“Turn, Turn, Turn” marks a significant (no pun intended) turning point for the series, which now finds team leader Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) struggling to protect his agency from their own people, as bases around the world are taken over by HYDRA’s resurgence.
Next week’s episode, “Providence,” further explores the fallout of “Turn” and “Winter Soldier,” as the rest of the season runs uninterrupted to deliver fans even more body-blow surprises.