As far as this episode was concerned, I found that I really enjoyed "The Bridge" and I thought that it was a pretty decent midseason finale. Yes, May was unnecessarily hard on Skye but Strict is correct about her reasoning for it. The audience is just as clueless about Skye's parents as she is, however, we do know that the truth is supposedly bad enough that keeping it a secret is a priority of an agency like S.H.I.E.L.D. Chances are, we will discover that one of Skye's parents was a S.H.I.E.L.D. double agent while her other parent was an agent of the organization that the first parent was infiltrating. Obviously things went bad, probably because of another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with an itchy trigger finger, and the whole situation escalated.
Man, I really hope that Mike Peterson survived that explosion. He is a welcome addition to the cast and now he needs to make things right with the team and Coulson. He made the right choice, choosing his son over the team but once he recovers he needs to be put back into play and help find Coulson. I really hope that he stays around for the long haul.
From the previews for the second half of this season, I can safely say that I am not looking forward to the return of Victoria Hand. While this series has definitely improved, Saffron Burrows portrayal of the Hand in "The Hub" was a low point.