For those of you wondering if you should watch Agents of SHIELD, I produce this five sentence review of the episode:
The Absorbing Man and Ward stole the episode. Agents of SHIELD has learned from its previous mistakes. Fitz-Simmons is one of the weaker parts of the episode. As a whole, a very strong start to a promising season. I recommend it.
But seriously, Absorbing Man rocks.
Will the rest of the season hold up? Only time will tell.