Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been running since 2013. In a few days, its seventh and final season will air its last two episodes.
The show has gone through major changes since its inception. Only four of the six original main cast members still receive top billing, the show has drifted further and further from the main Marvel Cinematic Universe, and some of the characters have literally burst from their cocoons to become entirely different people.
The seventh season currently sees the titular agents battling to save the timeline. After spending half a season hopping through time, the agents, while stuck in the 1980s, have to stop the alien robot Chronicoms and the Inhumanly powered Nathaniel Malick from rewriting history. Can they put the timeline back together, or will the Chronicoms successfully eradicate SHIELD once and for all?
These questions and more have fans on the edge of their seat. Viewers have a lot of expectations going into the finale, and in just two hours, it should answer every question we've ever had about the season.
However, the show loves to put its characters through the ringers, so will we even be able to handle the answers?
5. An MCU Connection
Initially, Agents of SHIELD was conceived as a TV series set around the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Every season was supposed to somehow incorporate that year’s MCU films as they came out.
Though they utilised tie-ins with Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Season 1, and featured a brief reference to Avengers: Age of Ultron in season 2, the tie-ins mostly stop there.
Aside from a quick reference to Thanos in Seasons 5, the later seasons make it easy to forget that this was initially supposed to be “the MCU show." While Agents of SHIELD probably would have suffered if it axed half its cast in response to Avengers: Infinity War, hopefully the final season brings the show back to its Marvel-ous roots.
Maybe the team returns to present day and sees the aftermath of either Infinity War or Endgame. Or, perhaps they do something small that impacts the outcome of Endgame. Or maybe we’ll see a quick cameo from Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Lady Sif, or another MCU movie character who once popped up on the show’s early seasons. Speaking of...