I also think it's an unintentionally meta plot device - like CENTIPEDE's "eye bombs," the show's writers can activate a relapse in Coulson whenever they want, possibly killing him again should the series suddenly get canceled and they want to keep him a permanent secret from the Avengers.Kenjitsuka said:"So, the T.A.H.I.T.I. serum may or may not make you go nutty if you don't mind wipe after, but that doesn't seem to have been the case with Skye. Add that to the "Skye is already part alien" evidence pile."
Again; no. The tape is much more insidious; it's the standard -lame!- trope of the ticking time bomb.
Nowhere does Coulson elaborate on how fast they deteriorate. Do you think he would have run that program for more than a second if he was seeing massive problems with the people it revived right away?
So this adds a convenient "tension" for both characters; they can lose it -instant or very slowly (oh, the drama! )- at ANY time/in any season!
Agreed.Kumagawa Misogi said:Also Bob enough with the white male and not obese/skinny nerd = douchebag crap.
I assumed May needed info on all the tails Hill had, so she could take them out to speak with her privately. Might take a while to locate them all without some outside help. Or maybe she needed a way to contact Hill in such a way that outside observers (like the CIA/Russians/etc) wouldn't know about the contact. Remember Hill thanks her for the discretion.Question: Why did May need to ask her (also a spy) mom for help locating Maria Hill last episode if she's publicly testifying before Congress?
Man-Thing (Swamp Thing belongs to the Distinguished Competitor), and wife instead of girlfriend. In the comics the wife betrayed her husband because she was secretly working for AIM.vid87 said:I actually just read something that may or may not be true but sounds interesting: supposedly, the female Extremis soldier that fought Tony in the bar in IM3 is/was Swamp-Thing's girlfriend in the comics.
Honestly, I missed the first half of this one and I'm getting really pissed off that it only takes 5 minutes for ABC shows to drop major bombs then follow up with nothing in particular.
Coulson was concerned that someone HYDRA-related could have been involved, and so he'd be tainted with potential sleeper agent something. He had no confidence that any other memories weren't altered to suit HYDRA. With himself in charge of the project, it restores his faith in his memories, and Fury, since it was him that Fury trusted to run the project.Sgt. Sykes said:I didn't get that final reveal. OK so Coulson was in charge of the TAHITI project... So what? He didn't order the procedure on himself obviously, and he wanted to cancel the project. What does it matter then whether he was in charge of the project, or some nameless guy?
Probably another of Fury's private facilities. They just assumed it was non-SHIELD because nobody knew about it. Turns out at least two SHIELD agents did know (Fury, and pre-Avengers Coulson).Besides, all this reveals is that this was a SHIELD project all along and not some 3rd party which was assumed. So what was that non-SHIELD secret facility about then?
We still don't know why Fury had him revived, but it answers Coulson's concern about whether HYDRA could have compromised him. Fury would have had to move heaven and hell to do it without the rest of SHIELD knowing about it. And likely right now since Coulson was the one in charge, the only one who knows all the details is once again Fury.We didn't really learn anything, just that a SHIELD agent was in charge of TAHITI and by coincidence, it was Coulson. Still no idea why Fury had him revived, why he had to 'move heaven and hell' to do it, who helped with it and what was that alien thing.
Actually that one's left unanswered. We don't know how long it takes for the psychosis to kick in. Just that the memory wipe seems to stop its progression. So it could be a ticking time bomb for Skye, unless here superpower neutralizes it somehow.OK one thing we know, that Skye is not affected, but we knew that before.
Didn't know how to properly answer the other questions. It's possible that Fury considered Coulson part of the Avengers. Black Widow and Hawkeye are SHIELD members and also part of the Avengers. It still begs the question of "Why do it if Coulson reported it's a terrible idea?".Sgt. Sykes said:We didn't really learn anything, just that a SHIELD agent was in charge of TAHITI and by coincidence, it was Coulson. Still no idea why Fury had him revived, why he had to 'move heaven and hell' to do it, who helped with it and what was that alien thing.
Maybe someone can clarify what I'm missing.
If there had been Hydra doctors present, they would have known what TAHITI was and Hydra wouldn't have had to capture Coulson to get answers.Sgt. Sykes said:OK but that still isn't out of the question. Someone had to be in charge of the actual procedure and perform it. It wasn't Coulson obviously, it wasn't Fury (he's not a doctor), so his memories could still have been tampered with by a Hydra agent. There had to be at least a couple of doctors present (what happened to them anyway?).
I think it was simply the horror of finding out that the drugs were created from an alien species. And from the questions he asks Sif when she's there, an alien species he's never heard of or seen before.Sgt. Sykes said:I still wonder why was Coulson so scared when he found that alien corpse. Was it his memories resurfacing or is it just a natural human reaction when they see that species? That I would find interesting. Cthulu-like species which make people mad just by looking at them, yet with healing blood.