Entertainment Fuse writes, "In this week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "0-8-4," we are still trying to get to know the main characters (it is episode two, after all). Apparently the characters are also trying to get to know each other, as demonstrated by the plot device in the episode. At the start they are bickering and personalities are clashing, but they must work together in order to save Agent Coulson and each other. How very original, but it is a great way for us to get to know the characters. As per the first episode, this one is full of action and fight scenes along with cool technology."