Chicago Redshirt March 12, 2015 Share March 12, 2015 Skye-as-hacker made a brief return in "Who You Are," and it was a reminder of many of the problems with it, or alleged problems with it. But it was also an illustration of how the powers that be have tried to address at least some of them. Skye's "hacking" often consists of stuff everyone can do, like using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. (Such was the case in "Who You Are." Skye doesn't seem to actually use her hacking to get real answers. Last season, it was about Centipede and her family. This season, she hasn't been able to use her skills to get a line on Hydra very much at all, at least on camera. Like when Mack took out Bloom, she should have been all over that stuff getting additional leads from his joint, his cell phones, etc. Some people have complained that Skye is too glam to be a hacker. However, this season, they've done a lot to de-glam her, which I think has mostly worked for the character. (But I will dip a toe in the shallow pool and say I miss seeing her like in that magenta dress from Season One.) It never made sense that Skye as hacker was apparently able to do things that the rest of SHIELD could or did not, or that they would trust her with her mysterious background over the many actual SHIELD agents. But now that Big SHIELD is no more, maybe there just aren't as many hackers any more. Now that she's developing these quake powers and has gotten some field agent skills, I wonder if her hacking will be a relic. Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.