S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
How often do shows have that right from the beginning though? A lot of shows, including Whedon's best show, Buffy, do the villain of the week thing for like the whole first season. Person of Interest did this too. Over time, they build big villains.
Buffy had the Master. Angel had Wolfram and Hart. Person of Interest started off with Carter as not really a villain but as a threat to the team. Everything was in place from the beginning.
And from a show set in a superhero universe you expect to see that SHIELD has their work cut out for them by giving them real threats. The worlds biggest spy organisation needs an opponent that can punch Ward in his smug face.