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I read somewhere that the show cannot use the term "mutants" in relation to Skye's possible origins, as the comics might. So, instead they could be using the term "monsters."

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I like the way you think!

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The ruby slippers were specific to the 1939 MGM movie, and protected by copyright. The book is now in public domain. But, its contents can only be used if they are book-specific. Hence, the silver slippers, which is what Dorothy wore in the book.

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I've revised my earlier opinion & think Ward did kill the dog...but not to prove to Garrett that he was strong. The entire deer hunting scene was foreshadowing what Ward was going to do. He killed the dog from a distance because he knew Garrett would refuse to bring it back & was probably going to leave it to starve in the wilderness. The dog depended on Ward for its survival. So, either he give it a merciful death running free, as the dog enjoyed, or do an up close betrayal. Garrett forced Ward to chose which way the dog would die. So, he chose the most humane one he could given the circumstances.

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It's kind of sad that Emma turned her own "superpower" into a cave in which she is hiding. The lady has the ability to root out lies. But, she herself would rather choose to live a lie in NYC, pretending to have no outside connections or responsibilities to a family that her son obviously loves. In the first season, it made sense that a person who was on her own her entire life, growing up in foster care, relying on herself her entire adult life, would have trust issues. But, come on - it's been years now, and people have risked their lives for her, and she for them. It feels like she's a smaller person emotionally than she was when this show started. She isn't learning in that respect; she's shrinking & becoming more stingy w/her affection. Regina & Snow are the ones who are learning & growing; actually changing. As for her relationship w/Henry, does she know she's the parent of a teenager? He is old enough to have a say in where he lives at his age. No, he isn't going to go where his mommy says. Why should he? She wants to deny the truth about him & who he is. Nice example for your kid, Emma - choosing fear & lies over being brave & truthful.

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Just an observation...am I the only who thinks that if Ward had killed the dog, many viewers would consider him absolutely evil? It's strange how killing a pet is unforgivable to many people while killing X number of SHIELD agents is forgivable as long as Ward makes googly eyes at Skye.

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FANTASTIC episode! I loved how they were basically going low-tech this episode, with whiteboards, black markers, & Howling Commando tech. Maybe it's just me. But, I followed the whiteboard explanation much better than I have any of the explanatory dialogue & fancy transparent computer diagrams in the past few episodes. One look at that thing with all its arrows, & yep, I understood. Thank you for showing that Mike Peterson still has some humanity left. He hasn't been given a choice. But, I think he's biding his time & will chose to strike back when he can do the most damage to HYDRA. He looks just miserable being their puppet. As for FitzSimmons, Fitz still had the quarter. So, Coulson could still locate them. I don't know how they'd have any time to pick them up though. Ward can only be redeemed IMO if he comes to realize that it's his attachment to *Garrett* that is his weakness. He survived in that wilderness by his wits & his affection for another living creature. That dog gave him strength; not Garrett. Hopefully his affection for his former SHIELD team will make him see the light, too.

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You spend your time visiting reviews, & commenting, on a show you don't watch? Pathetic...

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I think the reason the pendant is still in play is because whoever ends up with it is going to sit in that last chair in Oz as one of the good witches. That person will need the pendant to channel all their power. If its destroyed, could be fatal to Oz. Glinda is still in the Enchanted Forest. So, I'm thinking she'll have a role next season in getting the pendant to the correct person. Elsa from FROZEN perhaps?

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"SHIELD Manual Chapter 1 - Red Skull, creator of HYDRA, was a fanfreaking NAZI!" - Skye IMO, every SHIELD agent knew that. So, no matter how much Ward owed Garrett (even his life), that should have been a HUGE red flag that said "Bad Guy" when he was recruited into HYDRA. Bad Ward!

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