After its recent run of top-notch episodes, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally delivers the episode we've all been wanting since the start: one that really felt like a comic book brought to life.
Picking up from the tail end of the last episode, our heroes are dispatched to investigate an energy signature akin to that Thor generates by his arrivals on Earth.
On the way there, they are met by Lady Sif of Asgard (Jaimie Alexander) who has been sent by Odin to bring back escaped prisoner Lorelei (Elena Satine) who slipped away during the Dark Elf invasion of Asgard (as seen in Thor: The Dark World).
Lorelei has the sorcerous power of bending the will of men into her servitude, but for 600 years she was held in an Asgardian prison and gagged with a magical necklace.
Unfortunately, she is now free and on Earth, building an army of gullible recruits.
Sif was sent after her because her powers don't work on women, unfortunately for S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward isn't immune and soon falls under Lorelei's spell.
It's now up to the team to track him down, defeat Lorelei and free Ward from supernatural bondage.
Mix this all with several sub-plots spinning out of the growing tensions within the group, the secrecy and paranoia driven by what was unearthed about GH325 and what Coulson found in the Guest House last week, and Yes Men set a new gold standard for the show.
As much as I enjoyed The Well, Yes Men was a far superior tie-in to Thor: The Dark World, bringing a couple of actual feuding Asgardians to Earth and letting our heroes get caught between them.
In the weeks to come, Yes Men will be the benchmark against which future episodes are judged.
With Channel 4 now being only two or three weeks behind the States, it gives us some extra time to catch up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and its implications for the upcoming episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It does, however, mean there are a lot more spoilers floating about that become increasingly hard to avoid as time drags on.
Guess, I'd better take a trip to the cinema soon then!
Revised - April 12, midnight - changed introduction to the one I'd originally thought of while watching the show, then promptly forgot until nudged by a Facebook conversation with Percy Hodge.