#7 SERIOUS THREATS
I realize that there probably won’t be anything quite as serious as what happened in The Avengers, but that was a special time. That was such a serious event it required them to collect the Avengers and put them out there – S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t handle it by themselves. That’s why I want to see what the biggest threat is that they can handle alone.
One thing to keep the pace up and the stories fresh is to avoid continuous super-human stories. Episodes that deal with super-strong or super-fast criminals will more than likely come up, but we need to see a better sampling of the kinds of things that S.H.I.E.L.D. polices in the world since we already know that super-humans are on that list. A good example would be unknown artifacts. S.H.I.E.L.D. showed up in Thor because his hammer landed, not because of him. It would be interesting to see what other kinds of things might fall from the sky that they have to go check out and take away.
Furthermore, the espionage aspect of S.H.I.E.L.D. needs to be embraced for the show. I don’t think the show needs to take on a political storyline, it is set in a world with thunder gods and gamma monsters after all, but there should be some sprinkles of government interference or the President calling and asking them to deal with something.