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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "A Fractured House" Episode Review

*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*

This show is starting to feel like a show now. I know that sounds weird and doesn't totally make sense, but still, I am starting to really enjoy it's twists and turns and I've gotten pretty attached to characters and yeah, they've just finally found their footing.

Speaking of favorite characters, what in the world are they doing to my favorite should be a couple?! Ugh, it seems like each week, they let down a bomb on us on the whole Fitz/Simmons thing that is worst then the last one. The new one this time? The reason why Simmons left is because Fitz started getting worse when they were together! How horrible and gut wrenching is that? I almost wanted to cry or scream or something when they said that. Here I thought we were getting on a path of healing for Fitz, but now that Simmons is back, I wonder if it's the worst thing for him and he doesn't realize it. However, the Mack and Fitz relationship seems to be going strong, to the point of Simmons seeming like she's a little jealous when they are around. Perhaps she misses it and might think they can never possibly get back to that?

Anyways, now that I'm done ranting with that, let's talk about the rest of the episode, which was pretty exciting. Finally got to meet Grant's older brother and boy was he creepy! It's weird seeing Tim Dekay (White Collar) as a bad guy, but he did pretty well as one. Sheesh. I don't know which brother to trust. 

Grant is totally afraid of his brother. There might be more to their history we don't know about or it could all just be in his head like his brother decided to point out to us. You know that horrible story Grant tells of what happened to his other brother? Well, according to Christian, if I understood him right and if we can even trust him, that the story possibly never happened or didn't happen like Grant said. Yeah, each time Grant tells it to someone new, he changes the story up a bit. However, I'm not sure which brother to trust at the moment, so yeah.

But Grant is so afraid of his brother that he looks down right scared when Coulson told him that they are handing him off to his brother. That never happens, though, seeing as the scary, untrustworthy part of Grant shows back up again and I've oddly missed it. I think that if Grant went to Christian, something bad would have happened to that. I don't know why, but I had a funny feeling about that whole arrangement.

Hunter and Bobbi add a whole new something to the show that's actually quite fun. Not only does Coulson have them working together, which I think he shouldn't be doing, but it also adds into some pretty funny scenes. Like when May, Bobbi and Hunter were traveling to their next mission probably had to be my favorite scene.

Some new developments on Skye's parents are coming to light, too. The village that she was at, wasn't safe. In fact, it was over run with Hydra agents and coming to get Skye! All those killings were Hydra agents, not her parents, like she thought. Pretty interesting. What's so special about Skye though? One mystery that still has yet to be revealed.