Leaps of logic coupled with a few head-scratching developments prevented "Best Laid Plans" from soaring, but there's still quite a bit to recommend it.
Let's start with Enoch. As I've mentioned in previous reviews, Enoch might well be one of the best recurring characters of the entire series. His comically serious dialogue is an unfailing source of humor in a fairly dark story arc.
No matter how ridiculous the line, Joel Stoffer delivers. Even acting opposite the utterly deadpan snarker Melinda May, his comedy gold performance stands on its own two feet:
Enoch: Agent Coulson, we are evacuating to the caves for shelter, are we not?
May: Zephyr flies again, metal man.
Enoch: I am mostly plastic alloy. And chronicoms do not have gender.
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