The one aspect of this episode is its success in being able to link Shield's story in that it isn't the 'real' Shield with Skye's although I don't believe that there is such an organisation that can be deemed the 'real' Shield.
Coulson is as much a strong leader then the man who appears to be running the actual organisation. All of the team members have worked tirelessly to save the lives of people and superheroes alike.
Whether or not Coulson has something alien inside of him, he has still led his team to protect the lives of innocent people and keep them safe.
Both teams should be working together so that they can be stronger and diverse when fighting against Hydra and other unknown forces yet to come.
Additionally, when it came to Skye I thought the glimpses of her powers gradually seeping through was a very effective approach to allowing us and the character to try and figure out what kind of being she is going to become and how she can utilize her powers for some means- she can manipulate water, air and the earth.
I hope next we will be seeing some fire action where fireballs will light up the skies and Skye will have to find a way to mould her powers to her own authority.
Swaying away from Shield and Skye arcs, I was very impressed with the writers for allowing Simmons character to show less scientific and a more sneaky side when it came to harboring Bobby.
Genuinely, I was not expecting this at all, not because I don't believe that there are any different sides to her character but just because she was so believable in pretending that she didn't know that Bobby was behind the blackout. Go Simmons!
It's very intriguing to know that there are these open wounds when it comes to discovering who Coulson has actually been working for and whether the 'other' shield has some ulterior motive.
Civil War has been very interesting in its story arcs, fast pace, stunning special effects and cleverly constructed timelines.