After seven seasons and 136 episodes, Agent of Marvel SHIELD finally ended. This final season sees the team travel through time, then battle the Chronicoms and HYDRA in a new timeline quickly deviating.
It was a big mission, but the finale succeeded by doing what the show does at its best: utterly ridiculous, but completely serious.
[[[[Ed. Note: This content contains destructive sections for season seven of SHIELD, including the last two, “The ending is at hand / What are we fighting for.”]
Behold, deus Fitz machina
When the finale opens, things don’t look good for Agents. They are still in 1983 and there is nothing left of SHIELD but their group and a group of survivors. The only hope lies in Leo Fitz, whom Chronicoms and Nathaniel Malick know is capable of stopping their plans, but he’s been MIA all season and Simmons can’t remember where or when he was because of her and Enoch had suppressed all her memories of him. The good news is that Enoch (RIP), their Chronicom friend has left pieces of equipment with various SHIELD agents for decades, and when assembled together, will bring genius to your friend. he.
Fitz and Simmons decided to live a normal life while they could, even having a daughter named Alya. But by the finale, it’s time to deal with the threat from their Chronicom back home. The Agents know they can’t let this timeline suffer, so they do the next best thing: use their ship-driving time to bring the enemy’s fleet with them back to 2019. through the Quantum Realm. What follows is a conclusion to the threat in a way that does nothing if not inspired.
Yes, Daisy uses her Quake powers to kill Malick and destroy the fleet, and that’s great. But the real savior of the day is the power of empathy. Thanks to the respective powers of Melinda May and Kora – Daisy’s sister died in the original timeline, but is still very much alive in the new timeline – that Chronicoms stops attacking. It’s cheesy, but it also honors Enoch’s memory, as he treats the Agents as his friends and family.
With a lot of time travel and use of the Quantum Realm, this season feels a lot Leader’s henchmenversion of Avengers: Game over. Going into the finale, it makes sense to assume that one or two of the Agents will sacrifice themselves to save the others.
This is not happening at all. In fact, the show gives each of the main actors their own happy ending. Whether Fitz and Simmons retire to raise Alya or Daisy travels through space with Kora and Sousa, the show is amusing with the idea of bittersweet endings. Coulson, once dead but now revived as a LMD, makes up with his new lease of life. In fact, he decided to travel the world in his flying car, Lola. Lucky from a gruff instructor to a teacher at Coulson Academy. Despite Enoch’s grave warnings about their breakup before his death, they’ll all remain together and in each other’s lives, thanks to the VR hangout sessions. (Except for Deke, happily leading SHIELD in another timeline.)
Much of the MCU is like homework, and SHIELD definitely did sometimes. But like all jobs, the best moments come from coworkers and what you do together. And if you’re good enough friends, you’ll always stay in touch, even if one of the two is on the other end of the galaxy.
Goodbye, Leader’s henchmen. Thanks for the memories and the shotgun axes.