As we head into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason finale, I can’t help but notice that S.H.I.E.L.D. is having a similar problem to Sleepy Hollow. That is to say, both shows are adding characters without rhyme or reason, and it’s often to the detriment of the narrative and the other characters. In Season 2, we’ve added Lance Hunter, Bobbi Morse, and Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie to S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s already large cast, and the result is that many of the existing characters have seen interesting plotlines reduced.
Spoilers for all of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. below.