Fall Season: ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Takes Road To Redemption With Thor Crossover

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been hitting some turbulence recently surrounding critics and fan boys as the show has recently been failing to create the world to fans preconceived expectations. Although the November 19th episode might finally give us a glimpse as to the shows recent full series order placed by ABC as fans will have their wish Thor will finally be the first superhero Avenger to crossover with the series. The episode is set to coincide with the release of Marvel’s Thor sequel ‘Thor: The Dark World’ although if not played right Marvel’s new series could simple become a promotional platform in the hopes it will draw people to theaters.

Agents of Shield debuted just six short weeks ago on ABC, where it became the highest rated drama debut in nearly four years. The series has recently declined in viewers over the recent four episodes although its ratings still remain very much strong ranking as one of the top shows of the new fall season with an astonishing 11.9 million viewers and and average adults 18-49 rating of 4.7 the show is also hanging solid on DVR gains with (4.0 Live+Same Day rating/5.7 Live+3 rating).

The November 19th airing episode six out of twenty two entitled “The Well” is currently reported to follow onwards from where the feature ‘Thor: The Dark World’ left off. Although the episode will begin with the Agents of Shield cleaning up after Thor it will according to various sources not feature characters or actors from the Thor movies which could simply toss the show further down the fall seasons pit of despair. The episode will in the words of Marvel focus on “the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces – one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team.”

Joss Whedon commented on the series and on the creative freedoms of working with Marvel and ABC together saying “We’ve gotten trust, which is different than freedom. My collaboration with Marvel on the movie was extraordinary and unprecedented, They’re very supportive of the vision we first laid out. We’re all trying to make the same show. We’re all on the same page, which has occasionally not happened to me,” Whedon also continued to talk about how Marvel was handling the pressure to deliver for ABC saying “If we think about that all the time we’d never make any decisions, We try to keep it fun and tell stories we want to see.”

Agents Of Shield airs a new episode on ABC, Tuesdays at 8/7c.


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