Dude, I could watch a whole show just centered around Melinda May. She is 800 shades of awesome.
(Ming-Na is 50. 50!)
She is. She is Diana Rigg awesome.
Remembered what else I liked about this episode, and it's pretty much all May and Coulson, of course. A show with actual grownups in charge. Conflicted, complex interesting grownups who know how to banter. Not to mention the chemistry - I really got the feeling that these two go way back, and they trust each implicitly. The whole thing reminded me of why I love Leverage - I was half expecting them to divert the laser grid using May's sparkly dress, or have her bounce over it like Parker. But her way works too.
Also, "Look - cufflinks!". I actually laughed out loud at some of the dialogue, and believe me, it takes a lot to make me laugh these days.
It was nice that Fitz got to save the day, although that felt rather contrived, but the May/Coulson interaction was the best part.