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With an episode that alludes to slasher movies and the X-Men, this week's big bad isn't the only thing leaping across dimensions

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching Agents of Shield. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode nine

Click here to read Graeme's episode eight blogpost

It's fair to say that no-nonsense ninja Melinda May (aka the Bus driver, aka "The Cavalry" aka actress Ming-Na Wen) has been, by a considerable margin, the least chatty character in Agents of Shield. Even compared to stoic Ward – now her regular agent-with-benefits, judging by their bedroom scene in tonight's episode – May has remained a mystery swaddled in an enigma wrapped in a tight flightsuit. In situations where other team members, including Coulson, throw out pop-culture references or wisecracks, May just rolls her eyes or, more commonly, jabs a flattened palm into a throat.

This episode dove deeper into May's backstory, »

- Graeme Virtue

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