It’s The End (For Real This Time) On Next Week’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

by Erik Amaya

As Daisy (Chloe Bennet) asks in this preview for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series finale, the last mission is apparently upon them. But it is the most important one they will ever face: saving the new timeline from the Chronicoms. Who will live? Who will die? And will the universe ever be the same if S.H.I.E.L.D. signs off?

Also, is that Peggy Carter behind Daisy in her key moment early in the promo? It would sort of make sense to appear at the end, just as Daisy, Mac (Henry Simmons), and the others have saved the world. She is, presumably, still the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the 1980s. But she also has an emotional importance here as Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) has some unfinished business with her from the Agent Carter series. If that is her, it is curious that S.H.I.E.L.D. would devote any time to wrapping that story up, but now that Sousa is part of events, it sort of makes sense.
And that’s assuming anyone survives this. The show isn’t even in its old timeline, let alone the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so the characters futures may be contained to a blaze of glory in the final defense of the Earth. Or, they could be stuck in the 1980s and forced to create new lives.
That may be part of the reason Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) outfitted the implant to block Simmons’ (Elizabeth Henstridge) memory of whatever happened to him. He appears to be on death’s door again and, perhaps, completely erasing her memories of him and providing a new life far from S.H.I.E.L.D. is the best of all mercies. And, oddly enough, a pretty good way to pay off season after season of the two being separated.
Well, that’s assuming the two do not get a tearful reunion next week. The show’s previous ending (Season 5’s “The End”) was something of a down note, so maybe this time it gets to be the super fun happy ending.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D airs Wednesdays on ABC.

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