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"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Slingshot" News and Talkback (Spoilers)

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    Announced last night at the end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there will be a Slingshot 6 part digital mini-series available on ABC.com and the ABC app on December 13.

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    Since it's less than a week to go, this thread will serve as both the news thread and talkback thread for the series.

    1. Vendetta
    2. John Hancock
    3. Progress
    4. Reunion
    5. Deal Breaker
    6. Justicia
     
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    All 6 episodes are on ABC's YouTube as of 4 am today

    1. Vendetta

    2. John Hancock

    3. Progress

     
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    4. Reunion

    5. Deal Breaker

    6. Justicia

    Please Enjoy and Discuss!
     
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    Overall, Slingshot was pretty enjoyable - moreso with the added fact you can find it in 3 places - ABC's website, the ABC app or ABC's YouTube - and it's a nice bonus during the hiatus and an early Christmas present to fans.

    I enjoyed how it was a Slingshot story but it definitely touched on everyone in the main cast, filled in some continuity between season 3 and 4, brought back Ramon from 3x11, brought back a Tesseract weapon from season 1, brought in the Watchdogs, giving more insight into the impact of the Sokovia Accords.

    In the general Marvel landscape, this mini series is a much needed reincarnation of the Marvel One-Shots that used to be on the movie releases. Hopefully, Slingshot performs really well because that opens so many possibilities for not just more Slingshot but mini series for other characters like Agent Carter or Deathlok or Ghost Rider. It's a good compromise in the absence of Agent Carter but it's too bad they couldn't do a mini series each week this month to cut down the hiatus even more.


    1. VENDETTA

    Cool bonus that the beginning of this episode takes place after last week's winter finale "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics" with Daisy trying to settle back into a routine as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent but with the ever present clash between her and Mace looming.

    Also cool that the day Elena registered was the day Coulson cleared out of the Director's office and Mace took over. Frames this mini series closer to the end of the season 3 finale. And a cameo from Agent Anderson and the axe Mack used to cut off Coulson's hand.

    Secret Warriors mention. Yes. What will come of that unit now that Daisy is back and Mace is publically an Inhuman. Hmm. And Elena's concerns with a list which was already paid off in season 4 with Nadeer supplying the Watchdogs. Photo of Stan got a chuckle. Figures Coulson would have Peggy Carter's commerative S.H.I.E.L.D. coin from the founding.

    Callbacks all definitely were all a reward and tightened canon even more. Coulson reminiscing about sleeping on a plane again and the mini series' antagonist turns out to be Colonel Ramon from Season 3x11 "Bouncing Back" - Elena's debut episode.

    2. JOHN HANCOCK

    This episode was another boon to the overall canon with Mace explaining the protocol of the Sokovia Accords. A Detailed Threat Assessment is filed, the United Nations has to approve the assessment, it has to be verified there is no conflict of jurisdiction, then a strategy is discussed and adopted. Then any breach of the Accords, the offender is automatically subject to the custody of Ross and imprisoned on Th Raft. I can definitely see this coming into play with the Avengers going forward such as with Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Vulture.

    Cecilio cameo! :D

    3. PROGRESS

    So turns out Mace is Level Platinum. Heh.

    Nice callback with Fitz-Simmons sharing a room in the Playground and the origin of Simmons' search for a place with a breakfast nook. Fitz was so hilarious in that scene. Smile then glare. :D As well as with the origin of Mack and Elena's season 4 arc.

    Another good line framing when this mini series happens was with Mack mentioning intel saying Quake was on the east coast. In the season 3 epilogue, Coulson's map suggests from June to November she moved east to central to west ending up in LA in the season 4 opener.

    Beautiful shot of Zephyr leaving the hangar. Buuut, busted by May.

    4. REUNION

    Aw, May cares. But nice callback/foreshadow when May warns her she'll get caught. And yep, Mack figured out she stole those bone healing meds this season.

    5. DEAL BREAKER

    Watchdogs were the clients. Figures. Unexpected surprise the sale was that of another Tesseract-powered weapon like the 084 in season 1.

    6. JUSTICIA

    And the origin of Quake and Elena's collusion earlier this season.

    Awesome way to tie everything, the mini series and the winter finale, together in the ending with Elena handing off the coin to Daisy. Also with Mace's go-to phrase about a team.
     
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