Amy Acker is kind of the best, and I say this not having even seen her in Angel. (I know, I know. What kind of Joss Whedon fan am I? I blame Mekaela St. George for this one, and really, you should too.) But I liked her in Dollhouse, Warehouse 13, and Cabin in the Woods, and I LOVE her in Person of Interest. (Seriously, she’s so awesome in PoI. It kills me that more genre fans aren’t watching that show.) And now Amy Acker is set to guest star in Agents of SHIELD as the cellist. Coulson’s cellist.
(Across the world, a billion Coulson/Hawkeye shippers are weeping that Clint Barton isn’t secretly the cellist after all.)
I know a lot of people have given up on Agents of SHIELD, and I get why, but I also don’t know that its awkward beginning is nearly as bad as some people have been making it out to be, and honestly, I think it’s gotten so much better in the last four or five episodes. I’m actively looking forward to its return next week. Especially if it keeps getting such quality guest stars — not only is Amy Acker scheduled to appear, but we’re also going to see Patton Oswalt and Adrian Pasdar pop up, not to mention Bill Motherfucking Paxton (who’s returning as Agent Garrett).
I don’t know. Maybe it will just fizz out and be the disappointment everyone seems to be taking it for, but I’m really feeling like Agents of SHIELD is building to something good as this first season closes, and I’m eager to see, exactly, just what that is.