Last week we were introduced to a bunch of new 'Agents,' and learned a almost nothing about them. But, since half of them didn't survive the first episode, I guess the writers were saving their breath for this week.
Lance Hunter had a larger arc this episode with his 'rogue vengeance at all cost' attitude towards bringing down Creel (Absorbing Man) for killing his friend (love?) Izzy Hartley. He faces down (and backstabs) basically everyone on the show to get to Creel - only to be saved and re-recruited by Coulson (who saw through him the whole time.)
The action and effects were super strong again this week - May's motorcycle chase, Creel's transformations (I really hope we see him again soon - such a great villain!), and the return of the Bus were some favorite highlights.
Coulson's alien writing 'condition' had been a loose end up 'til now, but it is good to know May has got him covered... and how cool is the 'toolbox' - very 'Stark Tech'...
So, where the heck is Simmons?! Ummmmm, it looks like we get an answer next week!