Picking up after the cliffhanger in the last episode, we see the Agents jumping right into the action. With Agent Coulson being abducted, the team is highly motivated to find any clues or leads to his whereabouts. This also means the team is working with Victoria Hand and several other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. It's a little weird seeing so many agents on the Bus. A complaint often made was the team seems to work on dangerous missions without any support.
Unfortunately not everyone is on the same page. Victoria Hand's main priority is finding leads on the Centipede organization and the team may not be allowed to operate under the procedures they've grown accustomed to.
For viewers, the main focus is finding out the secret to Agent Coulson's resurrection after seemingly getting killed in The Avengers. Coulson's abduction is to uncover how he returned from the dead and this means they want to know probably just as badly as we do.
Due to the circumstances, the episode allows some of the characters to see a little more action. They are being forced to go against protocol and this is giving us a chance to see what they just might be capable of. How much can Coulson take? What can Skye do out on her own? Can Victoria Hand be trusted?
The episode does deliver some of the goods. We do get a good look at happened to Coulson after his death. Do we have all the answers? It gets a little heavy for Coulson. Not quite but things are getting interesting. The show is getting on track. It's still not the Marvel Cinematic Universe show we want. If you try not to focus on that or the lack of actual Marvel characters, you might find yourself getting pulled into the show. There's still more answers to be revealed but at least we're starting to get somewhere.