That was an episode that shook things up. Expect spoilers for things, and also stuff.
Joss, Jed, and Maurissa are the people most in charge of creating the part of the MCU that the Avengers live inside of. With this episode, they have done what several in the fandom expected, particularly after the events of The Winter Soldier: hand the directorship of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Agent Coulson.
This has never struck me as being an entirely good idea, because Coulson's resurrection means that the Avengers were lied to about him being dead, and that means that someone lied to Bruce Banner, and I don't know how he takes surprises. But I'm sure that Tony, Bruce, Natasha, Steve, Thor, and Clint will be okay with being lied to if it was for a good cause.
...if the Avengers are even affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D. anymore. I'm not reading many spoilers for Age of Ultron, but Nick Fury's scene in that film is said to just be a cameo, and I haven't seen any indication Phil Coulson is in the film, so I don't know what to conclude here. People with knowledge, help me out here.
But for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson being the director opens up all kinds of potential plots, both entertaining (Coulson investigates all the S.H.I.E.L.D. bases!) and otherwise (Coulson sits in boring meetings with the World Security Council!). And it gives him and his team whatever resources they might need to handle threats, even threats bigger than what they've encountered in season 1, which included a ghost! (Jinkeys!)
Speaking of ghosts, Garrett has been promoted to dead, after having his head/neck stepped on and then being exploded. Also he was temporarily promoted to superhuman, apparently, with alien-derived dark knowledge of how to draw complex diagrams and talk to Raina about what her powers are.
Speaking of Raina's powers, as mentioned last week, Raina has powers. Somehow in a way similar to Skye. Or she will have powers manifest later in her life. Just like Skye's parents?
Because, right, speaking of them, Skye's dad and/or mom, at least, is alive and apparently bad at not bleeding. And Raina has met him or her or it before. I don't know what pronoun to use here because I have no idea on whether Skye's parent was even human so let's move on.
Ward is no longer an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., nor an agent of Hydra, nor even Garrett's puppet. Apparently he will be interrogated for information for some purpose, even though the guy who would have had more useful information was blown up by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fitz is not doing so well and that's not explained in any detail. He apparently suffered some brain damage and so we're not given any good information on what his status is.
What the wha?
So Raina and Ian Quinn both got out of the Garrett-Cybertek base while Coulson's team was attacking it. Ian did so with a big box full of gravitonium, which still has Dr. Franklin Hall inside of it. I wonder if they'll be back next season to do more diabolical things!
Ian Quinn might not be able to do many diabolical things saying as how he put six U.S. armed forces high officers into mortal peril and got one killed. That's not a thing that leads to many weapons contracts.
But I don't know if Cybertek is still operating? Their bionic soldier program just got shut down but that wasn't the only thing they were working on.
Also Billy Koenig you might be a LMD. Or maybe your brother Eric was. Or maybe you both are. I don't care I am always in favour of more Patton Oswalt.
So Coulson's latent diagram drawing skills kicked in after he saw and touched the glass that Garrett had diagrammed. This should be interesting...
Diagram as seen in "Eye Spy"