March 20 – April 3
“Parting Shot” | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Due to the fact that we were on vacation last week because of Easter, we weren’t able to write this post. And the scene we had chosen is definitely something we needed to write about. Since TV series resumed from their winter hiatus, we’ve been getting unbelievably gorgeous moments genuinely making our decisions difficult. Heartland gave us a beautiful pregnancy reveal that’s bound to make season 10 an exceptional one for Ty and Amy. And it was our second choice for the week.
However, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode perfectly titled “Parting Shot” managed to shatter my heart into a million pieces with the most heartbreaking “Spy’s Goodbye” I’ve seen thus far. I can’t remember the last time this show resorted me into actual tears, and for those who’ve been with us for a while, you know it’s not difficult to make me cry. When it comes to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. though, it’s rare. And in those rare moments, we must talk about them.
When Bobbi and Hunter are sitting at the bar discussing where they could possibly go, a shot is brought to them from a mysterious person which they later learn is Jemma. And following in that pattern, each member of S.H.I.E.L.D. sends them a shot as they tearfully sit apart from one another. Through pristine direction and impeccable performances — the scene required no further dialogue. And the very fact that it required no dialogue is what made it unparalleled and powerful. At it’s core, Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. is a series about family, and the though physically apart, the team’s never been more united. This wasn’t just about a goodbye, it was a promise. A promise to never forget and to keep fighting. Bobbi, Hunter, and Mack were perfect additions to the team, and the effect they’ve each individually had on the lives on those staying behind are highly significant. For Mack especially, he was losing his best friends — his partners. And as he circled around them unable to show his gratitude or sadness, you felt the aches of everyone around. The heartbreak each member conveyed with the tears they were trying desperately to hold is bound to make us cry every time we revisit this scene.
In case you wanted to cry some more, here’s the scene itself.