'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' react "Oh, dear. I'm a mess." Those words, said with all the English delicacy that Jemma Simmons can muster, pretty much sums up what I believe should be fans' emotional state after this episode. Returning after a month-long break, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back in a big way. From the beginning (poor Skye!) to the end (Lorelei!) to all the action in between, the hour was an intense ride that really showed the ways in which the series is finally starting to find its feet and take advantage of its storytelling.