Did Ego the Living Planet Appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D?
Those keeping up with this season’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been in for a treat. Not only has the quality of the show improved greatly, but they are taking their characters to corners of the Marvel Universe that fans never imagined they’d see on broadcast television. From underground Inhuman cities to Hydra bases and now… to Ego the Living Planet?
In last season’s finale resident smarty Jemma Simmons (probably better known as part of the dynamic duo Fitz-Simmons) was transported suddenly to parts unknown. Well this season revealed that this was no minor displacement, but that the inhuman artifact had actually transported the S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist to an entirely different solar system. This week’s planetary bottle episode episode saw Jemma struggling to survive with only her wits, a cell phone (presumably S.H.I.E.L.D. issue if the battery-life was any indication) and the clothes on her back. The rocky and arid planet tested Jemma in what is quite possibly the best episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to date.
Ego the Living Planet is new for followers of the MCU, but basically the name says it all. Ego is a sentient planet with a goatee that was distressingly absent in last nights episode.
You may be saying to yourself “Well if they just transported her to a planet it’s a bit of a jump to peg it as a canon Marvel character.” Well friend, you are wrong. Here is the evidence. First, the indigo hues. Ego is an off indigo and this episode was filmed through a dark filter that was a bit bluer in the sky, but made the grey dirt beneath Jemma’s feet appear a tone analogous to Ego’s surface.
Secondly, the individual Jemma encounters on the alien planet says, and I quote, “This planet has rules. It has… moods.”
Come ON! That’s Ego!
Whatever the case it was a good watch. Don’t miss next week’s episode as the newly reunited Fitz-Simmons attempts to return to the planet-that-may-be-Ego.