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11/20/2013 05:30 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Barely Ties Into 'Thor: The Dark World' (VIDEO)

ABC was hoping some of that "Thor: The Dark World" box office magic would filter down to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this week. The latest episode was a follow-up to the Thor's big-screen adventures. None of the film's stars were there, which was a bummer for both Skye and May -- they agreed that Thor was "dreamy." Instead, another Asgardian had to fill those boots as the gang found themselves tracking an Asgardian staff.

"It’d be nice if for once Thor and his people sent down the God of cleaning up after yourself," Coulson complained at the top of the hour. "They probably have a magic broom for this kind of thing.”

IGN's Eric Goldman was let down by the episode, and he felt that the promotional campaign, which called it a crossover event with the film, was a lie. "After the very beginning, this episode had nothing to do with 'Thor: The Dark World,'" he noted. "They could have done this episode at any point in the season ... since it all dealt with an Asgardian item that had been on Earth for 1000 years and wasn’t at all a part of what happened in that movie.”

Over at Bustle, though, Caroline Pate said it wasn't a complete waste. "It answered the questions that a big superhero movie franchise can’t ask," she wrote. "what happens when the superheroes leave? Are there any normal Asgardians who just wanna chill?”

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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