Yay! It'll be nice to have another Joss Whedon series on television every week -- even if his involvement will apparently be somewhat limited.
Also, the song "Daisy" is what Hal 9000 was singing as he died. I don't think that's related, I just wanted to say it.
BTW, none of Skye's father's story made a lick of sense. This is what we know, objectively:
Skye's mother was alive in World War II, as was Whitehall. She was captured, and taken to Germany for experimentation, but Agent Carter and the Howling Commandoes brought down Whitehall's operation.
Whitehall was put in jail for 60 or 70 years. (I immediately thought of Rudolf Hess in Spandau.)
Whitehall was rescued by Hydra ... what, five years ago? He found Skye's mother again, and stole all of her organs and blood to restore his own youth.
So that's what we know, through "objective narrator" scenes. Skye's father wants us to believe ...
* Whitehall found Skye's mother when he got out of prison four or five years ago, and killed her then. (Despite the objective narrative that Skye's mother was killed shortly after Skye's birth, twentysomething years ago.)
* That S.H.I.E.L.D. burst into his clinic and stole his wife. (Although he acknowledges that it was Whitehall that killed his wife -- Whitehall, who has never been anything BUT a Hydra agent.)
* That Whitehall killed his wife 26 years ago (or however old Skye is), while Whitehall was in prison.
And so forth. None of it makes a lick of sense.
I figure that whoever kidnapped the mother either were Hydra agents misrepresenting themselves as SHIELD or Hydra agents who had infiltrated SHIELD.
Heads up, SHIELD returns this Tuesday.
Captain Comics said:
I don't know what the liquid rock is, either. I don't recall anything similar in the comics.
Didn't we have a magnetic(?) villain early in the series who was based upon a comics villain. He wound up being absorbed/changed into some sort of liquid. I can't remember the villain's name and can't seem to find a reference to his episode.
Sounds a bit like the U-Foes.