The fifth season of the American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division), revolves around the character of Phil Coulson and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and allies as they try to save humanity while in deep space. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The season is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy Productions, with Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunners.
The season was ordered in May 2017. Alongside Clark Gregg, who reprises his role as Coulson from the film series, principal cast members Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Henry Simmons return from previous seasons, while Natalia Cordova-Buckley is promoted to the principal cast after appearing in a recurring role since season three. Due to its broadcast schedule, the season was split into two "pods", the first of which saw the S.H.I.E.L.D. team transported to deep space in the future.
The fifth season began airing on December 1, 2017, and is set to run for 22 episodes.
Leaving Leo Fitz behind, Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Daisy Johnson, Jemma Simmons, Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and Yo-Yo Rodriguez are taken by an unknown group and transported to a space station through a monolith. Upon arrival, the team are heralded by Virgil, who dies soon after. They quickly regroup and meet Deke, who reveals that the space station was built nearly ninety years prior. Hoping to send a message back to Earth, May and Simmons steal a spacecraft only to discover it is no longer habitable and appears to have been torn apart by a cataclysmic event. At the same time, Coulson discovers that the monolith not only transported them through space, but also through time. Elsewhere, Mack and Yo-Yo are held captive by the Kree, who maintain control on the station by encouraging bloodshed among its inhabitants. Back in the station, the team attempt to blend in by agreeing to work for Grill and meet Tess, who saves them during the Renewal. Coulson goes with Tess to learn more about Virgil's message and finds a hidden notebook. Meanwhile, Simmons is taken to meet Kasius, the Kree leader of the space station, and is inducted as one of his servants. Later on, Johnson confronts Deke in his framework simulation, where he reveals she is the reason the Earth was torn apart.
I found it very interesting that in the opening scene with the bald man in black that he was really an alien wearing a rubber human suit.
In preparation for Lady Basha's arrival, Simmons is given the task of helping an inhuman champion control her abilities for a special ceremony. Simmons is successful but becomes distraught when Kasius sells his champion to Lady Basha. While the team adapt to their new jobs, Grill becomes suspicious of the new arrivals and sends one of his men to spy on them. During a space expedition, Coulson, May, Mack, and Tess struggle to make sense of Virgil's notebook and discover a radio transmission supposedly originating from the Earth's surface. Grill’s spy reports back, only to be framed as a traitor and exiled to die on Earth. Meanwhile, Yo-Yo helps Johnson get ahold of a Kree tablet to try and save Simmons. However, her mission is thwarted by Deke, who reports her to Kasius. Johnson is captured and taken to become his new champion.
Daisy's know it all attitude still continues to annoy and lands her in well deserved trouble.
Coulson, May, Mac, and Yo Yo are playing smart and getting the lay of the land like good intelligence agents should. Are there folks on the surface of the Earth of hidden elsewhere?
Inhumans can't seem to get away from them but at least on this series the show runners do a good job showcasing them and their abilities.
The first pod of the season was informally referred to by the production team as S.H.I.E.L.D. in Space. Ahead of the season premiere, executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen said that "every year we reset the series, and this year we definitely knew that it would be the most giant reset to date [with the characters going to space]. Just creatively across the board for everyone, art direction, all of it, our sets, you’ll see an overhaul." On the move to space, Whedon commented, "Last year was about tearing everybody apart. We spent a lot of time doing that ... So our goal this year was... putting [this] family together in an intense situation [that] will end up causing drama internally, inevitably.... we've spent this many years with them, let's throw them on the craziest roller coaster adventure we could think of."
Adjusting to her new circumstances, Johnson meets Ben, one of Kasius’ other champions, capable of telepathy. Using Ben to corroborate their story, Kasius interrogates Johnson and Simmons about the others. Johnson, Simmons, and Ben are able to convince Kasius they came alone, though he remains suspicious. During the interrogation, Ben learns that Kasius intends to destroy the station and everyone on it once he acquires enough profits to leave. Deke returns to the others to gather new information as they learn about the mysterious Level 35. When Coulson shows him the radio transmission, Deke agrees to get them onto the restricted floor. There, they discover that Kasius is attempting to breed inhumans. May also discovers Deke lied about Johnson's whereabouts, but get interrupted by Sinara's arrival. Coulson leaves with Deke, while May fights her alone. Deke reveals the man on the radio transmission is his father and wishes to help the team. Meanwhile, Grill sends Mack to confront someone who owes him payment. Later, as the bidders arrive for the ceremony, Fitz is revealed to be among them.
I rewatched episodes 1, 2, and 3 earlier in the week so it was a smooth transition to episode 4. I am liking the story so far but I wonder why none of the team really gives Deke a chance to explain the history and political situation of the place. The team can't impose it's knowledge/experience of how things worked on Earth when they lived there as that does not exist at this moment and the humans they are dealing with were raised in a totally foreign methodology and history. Still I do like that the story is going forward at at good speed and is not wallowing in circles.
Nice to have characters who don't get with the program or don't really understand what is going on in regards to the new Inhuman that reads minds.
Liked the fight between May and killer Kree lady.
Looking forward to next week and to see what Fitz does.
Shortly after the others are taken from the diner, Fitz is taken into military custody and interrogated about their whereabouts, including the assassination attempt on General Talbot, and deaths of Jeffrey Mace and Holden Radcliffe. For the next six months, Fitz is given special privileges that would hopefully allow him to locate the team but fails. With help from Lance Hunter, Fitz escapes the military facility and tracks down Enoch, the man who took the others. Enoch explains that a prophecy foretold these events and takes them to meet Robin, the daughter of Charles from Spacetime, who can also tell the future but through drawings. Tracked by the military, Enoch helps them escape to a secret bunker, where Fitz learns that he was left behind so he could save the team. Determined to help them, Fitz and Hunter break back into the same military facility to obtain a cryogenic pod. In the warehouse, they find all their old S.H.I.E.L.D. tech, including the Zephyr, which they use to escape. Back in the secret bunker, Fitz is put to sleep for the next 74 years and is awoken by Enoch, who prepares him for their arrival at the Lighthouse.
Nice to see what happened to Fitz. Great to see Lance again. Great to see a genuine hug between men versus the kinda fake bro hug. Luv'ed the Star Wars reference from Lance to Fitz right before he was frozen.
I think there might be an underlying plot with the female commander attempting to gather Robyn as a asset. I would not be surprised if various military factions are gathering Inhumans as weapons and that is what tears the world apart.
Luv the Man in Black - Enoch.
Per Google: Enoch means
The name Enoch is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Enoch is: Dedicated, trained.
That applies as he is basically a trained observer/anthropologist and has been on Earth for 30,000 yrs. That is dedication.
Down in the station, the Kree have harvested some of the youth for an unscheduled Terrigenesis ceremony. Flint, a friend of Tess, experiences a successful Terrigenesis and is taken into hiding with the team by Yo-Yo. Tess is killed and hanged for Flint's disappearance. During a dinner with the other bidders, Fitz quickly proves himself as a formidable character, earning Kasius' respect. The first exhibition is then held between Ben and May, resulting in May being sent to the surface, while Ben is killed for lying during Johnson's interrogation. Meanwhile, Grill finds the team and holds them captive, until Flint saves them using geokinesis against Grill, killing him. The unexpected arrival of Kasius' brother prompts Sinara to battle Johnson for her exhibition. During which, Johnson, Fitz, and Simmons are able to subdue the others and escape.
Clark Gregg/Agent Coulson directed this episode.
Nice to see Fitz in the future playing a bad guy. To be honest he was more menacing in the Framework.
Nice fight scenes.
Fitz talking to Jemma and pouring out his heart while she didn't even know he was there and also could not hear him was funny as was the running marriage proposal.
OMG, Jemma cut Kasius's throat.
I thought maybe someone was spying on the team since that scene with them talking to Flint was taken from one of the upper walkways.
Johnson, Fitz, and Simmons are hunted throughout the station and discover the station is being sustained by gravitonium. Fitz gets shot during the chase. Deke finds them and takes them to the rest of the team. Reunited, the team plot their escape to the Earth’s surface by using a trawler and Deke’s antigravity device. After learning about Tess’ death, Flint decides to stay on the station to protect the remaining inhabitants. Mack and Yo-Yo agree to stay behind and help him. Coulson, Johnson, Fitz, Simmons, and Deke fly to the surface, but get caught in the gravity storm. Meanwhile, Kasius kills his brother and plots to regain his father’s acceptance by recapturing Johnson with help from Sinara. On the surface, Enoch finds May, but their meeting is cut short by the approaching storm. A mysterious figure takes them to safety, where they are greeted by an elderly Robin.
I like how they will have a running gag/plot through out the episode in this case Fitz and Simmons marriage proposals to each other.
Mack, Yo Yo and Flint an interesting little family group.
The Aha Moment - meeting Robin the Seer (now much older) and her carved robin.
Luv the Sinara - Kasius partnership, lots of layers and much is conveyed by Sinara's body movement, and eyes and very little dialog.
Coulson, Johnson, Fitz, Simmons, and Deke survive the crash and reunite with May in the Zephyr. Up on the Lighthouse, Kasius punishes the inhabitants by cutting off their resources. Flint, Mack, and Yo-Yo go to retrieve the weapons hidden by Fitz and discover Kasius has released the Vrellnexians onto the lower levels. They defeat the Vrellnexians and rescue the remaining inhabitants. On the surface, the team struggle to get answers from Robin and find a machine built into the Zephyr. While Fitz and Simmons attempt to remove Daisy’s inhibitor, May and Coulson find a shard of the time monolith in Voss’ locker. Deke questions Voss about the shard, which belonged to his parents, and gets knocked out. Voss then tries to kill Daisy and impales Robin to prevent her from giving the team answers. Before dying, Robin is comforted by May as she reveals their history and finally tells May how to save the world, which requires Flint. In the past, May is shown taking care of Robin and encouraging Fitz to build his machine so they can travel through time.
Interesting, some recaps are suggesting a time loop, I am not sure maybe two time lines. Although everyone seems to blame Daisy/Quake for the Earth being destroyed maybe it was Flint as his is an earth based power, or maybe the solar system simply drifted into an area of space full of gravity storms? I am wondering if Deke is Fritz and Jemma's grandson???
As the gravity storm worsens, the team attempt to relaunch the Zephyr. May reveals that using the shard, Flint can recreate the monolith allowing the team to travel back through time. Similar to the Lighthouse, Fitz and Simmons find gravitonium on the Zephyr and realize the designs were manufactured by Fitz himself. On the station, Flint, Mack, and Yo-Yo successfully gain control of the lower levels. Tess is resurrected by Kasius and sent to relay demands for him, who threatens to detonate explosives killing everyone if they are not met. Mack and Yo-Yo retaliate by placing the explosives on Level 35, the medical floor, which would prevent Kasius from breeding more Inhumans. During a standoff with Kasius, Flint evacuates the inhabitants to the upper levels and uses the remaining explosives to separate them from the lower levels, out of Kasius' reach. Using the gravity storm to her advantage, May navigates the Zephyr into space as Johnson battles Sinara again, this time killing her. Johnson then contacts Mack while the team are heading for the Lighthouse.
Some really cool plot twists and just fun scenes. Tess being resurrected and looking pretty wrecked by it. The standoff with Elena, Flint, Mack, Kasius and Kree was fun. Luv it when they use a bad guy's monologue against him. Creepy and a big hint that Kasius knows Elena and was prepared for her speed. Hint: That Was A Big Clue! Nice battle between Daisy and Sinara but I felt it was a little too easy for Daisy to impale her.
While Enoch stays on the Zephyr, the team focus on getting to Flint and rescuing the other Inhumans from captivity. Distraught over Sinara’s death, Kasius infects Tye, the Inhuman trainer, with odium, a substance that excites maniacal behavior and sends him after the team. During a fight with Tye, Coulson gets infected with the odium. Kasius' seer is revealed to be Yo-Yo from the future, one who has lived through the time loop and endured endless torture. She reveals that the team's ultimate return will bring the end of the world and that the only solution is to let Coulson succumb to his infection. As Flint recreates the monolith, Mack leaves to find Yo-Yo and witnesses her future self's death by Kasius, who consumes the remaining odium and fights him. With help from Simmons, Mack kills Kasius and reunites with Yo-Yo, who is still alive in their timeline. Deke returns to the Zephyr in time to save Enoch and fix the machine, although at the cost of both of their lives, as the team returns to the present
Absolutely horrific; all the scenes between Elena Now and Elena Trapped. You have to be so careful with prophecies and time loops as trying to avoid what happens usually results in that happening. I do luv all the little plot weaving in these stories, like removing that silence silver from the one human retainer and you are going aaah how nice to Jemma using it to help defeat Kasius. Funny to see how shocked Jemma is with Fitz's wire trap yet she is the one to have Flint smash the windows in Kasius's quarters killing all the guards. I will not be surprised if Deke somehow escapes/survives. It will be interesting to see what happens next.
Ruby, daughter of General Hale, questions her mother about her assignment to capture S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Coulson and the team return to the Lighthouse on present day and meet up with Noah, a Chronicom who keeps watch on the Lighthouse, which houses various dangerous items away from mankind for their own safety. The team discovers a beacon emitting from Earth towards the sky, fitting with what they learned from Voss in the future. They then proceed to investigate the source of the beacon, minus Johnson who volunteers to stay behind. Deke also survives the explosion from the future and travels through time, and ends up being captured by local police, forcing Johnson to go undercover to save him. Upon finding the beacon, Coulson and the team discover agent Piper, who later reveals to have been working with Hale to ensure their capture. A group of Hale's robotic soldiers, led by a female assassin, intend to kill the team, prompting Piper to change her allegiance; during the fight, the assassin attempts to kill Mack with her chakram, but Yo-Yo blocks the attack and ends up losing both her arms. The team retreats to the Lighthouse with the beacon, which is rigged to detonate; Noah sacrifices himself to contain the blast, saving Johnson and Fitz in the process. Hale criticizes the assassin, revealed to be Ruby, for jeopardizing her operation; Ruby, who is obsessed with Quake, retaliates at her for her inability to lure Johnson in. Later, Hale comes to Philadelphia to recruit Carl Creel to join her team, which he reluctantly agrees to.
Interesting episode, do wish they had some down time before saving the world again.
Luv'ed the look May gave Mack when they got back. Those little details just make this show.
Can't believe what happened to Yo Yo, I just assumed Cassias had tortured her and we had seen her intact in a future flashback scene when she went to confront Cassias. Was there no time to recover her arms?
Earth is hard on Chronicom's, hope Noah survives.
I think Robbie/Ghost Rider will appear, it will be interesting to see how the scifi and paranormal aspects of this potential plotline will resolve itself.
The writers certainly like to mess with us in regards to Hale's relationship with her daughter.
The destruction of the three Monoliths caused by the beacon's explosion creates a dimensional tear, manifesting the fears of Coulson's team into reality. Fitz creates a device capable of sealing the tear using Gravitonium, but while attempting to argue with the team over his decision to volunteer for the task, Coulson collapses momentarily. The team finds out about his infection, which is a result of the Ghost Rider burning off the Kree blood within him, causing him to slowly dying. The team is forced to accelerate their plan when Yo-Yo is attacked in bed by a Simmons LMD. Deke is sent to the surface to call for backup, while Coulson goes in alone to seal the tear. He encounters a manifestation of Mike Peterson, who claims that everything that Coulson has experienced thus far is a dream, and he's dying on an operating table. Coulson manages to overcome his fear, and is saved by the real Peterson, who arrives with several other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents after responding to Deke's call. Coulson and Peterson fight off more manifestations, including Lash and Hive before managing to close the tear for good. Later, the team organize a wedding ceremony for Fitz and Simmons. General Hale, who came to River's End after learning of Johnson's sighting, investigates the holding cell where Deke was kept; it is revealed through her finding, and through Deke's conversation with Peterson, that he is the grandson of Fitz and Simmons.
I wish folks who write these wiki summaries would be more careful in what they say. We know that Deke is Gemma and Fitz's grandson. All General Hale knows is that he has DNA from both Fitz and Simmons and is maybe a LMD - life model decoy.
Interesting theory that it might be the explosion destroying the 3 monoliths that is the beginning of the world breaking not Daisy/Quake.
Like that Coulson sent out Deke on a shopping trip for Gemma's and Fitz's wedding and to contact other SHIELD agents.
Why does everyone leave the barred door to the secret to the tunnel that leads to the lighthouse open? Shut it.
While the rift is contained, Fitz sends the team to search for more gravitonium, which went missing with the Principia, a Cybertek ship. The team hunt down a lead in New Orleans, reuniting Mack with his old school mate, Tony Caine, who has been helping redeem scientists coerced into working for Hydra through Cybertek Industries. The team ask Caine about the Deathlok Program, hoping to find a way to save Coulson and give Yo-Yo cybernetic arms, but he states the program failed. Meanwhile, General Hale continues to form her team by transferring Werner von Strucker to Blue Raven Ridge. Recovering from his earlier vegetative state, Strucker’s cognitive abilities have intensified, allowing him to remember everything. Strucker denies Hale’s offer, leading her to ask Ruby to change his mind. After experiencing a manifestation of his mother, Deke realizes the gravitonium may have been activated by the lightning storm, sending the Principia into the sky. Sure enough, the team find the Principia suspended in the atmosphere and discover most of the gravitonium is gone, leaving only a small portion to sustain the ship. As Mack collects the remaining gravitonium, a group of Hale’s robotic soldiers ambush them. Coulson, Daisy, and Mack fend off the robots and successfully get off the ship before it plummets back to Earth. Upon hearing his mother’s saying in an exchange between Simmons and Yo-Yo, Deke realizes Fitz and Simmons are his grandparents. Elsewhere, Ruby convinces Strucker to stay and introduces him to Creel.
The flying ship and Deke at times mirroring Fitz and neither realizing were the highlights of this episode.
As Fitz struggles to figure out a solution to compressing the Gravitonium, he encounters his Framework self, The Doctor, who claims to finish what he had started before. He reprograms the robotic soldiers the team recovered from the Principia to keep Mack, Simmons and Yo-Yo at bay while he incapacitates Daisy and restrains her in order to operate on her and remove her power inhibitor, as he believes it to be the solution to the Gravitonium problem. Simmons, upon finding Fitz and Daisy, realizes that The Doctor was not a manifestation from the fear dimension, and that Fitz had hallucinated his other self while committing the aforementioned deeds. In the end, Fitz successfully removes the inhibitor and restores Daisy's power, and was able to compress the Gravitonium. However, he cannot bring himself to face the others due to his actions. Deke attempts to comfort Simmons, while also revealing to her that he is her grandson. Meanwhile, Coulson and the others manage to lure Hale into a trap and capture her for interrogation, but she demands Coulson to accompany her back, along with Creel and Anton Ivanov who threaten to detonate explosives on the Zephyr. Coulson reluctantly agrees to go with them, in hope of learning what Hale knows about the imminent threat. Later, Hale speaks to her mysterious superior, who hands her a vial of odium and remind her of her Hydra allegiance.
I really wish the people who write these wiki summaries would actually pay attention to the story. It is very obvious that Hale has a uneasy alliance with an alien probably a Kree (the odium is a big hint) as is the preview of a big alien space ship, this person is not necessarily her superior but a potential ally in a greater scheme.
Luv'ed the scene between Deke and Jemma.
Overall a kinda difficult episode with several folks at various critical stages in their storylines.
I do wonder if this storyline is an introduction to Avengers: Infinity War?
28 years ago, a young Hale is assigned by Daniel Whitehall to infiltrate the U.S. Air Force, as well as being impregnated with Ruby via in vitro fertilization as Hydra's next leader. In the present, Hale attempts to convince a recently awakened Talbot to hand over confiscated Hydra contraband and has Ruby interrogate him when he refused to cooperate. She also reveals to Coulson that Hydra had made contact with an alien alliance called the Confederacy, warning of an impending invasion, but Coulson fears Earth becoming enslaved as the price of their help. When Hale reveals her plans to use an old machine of Whitehall's combined with gravitonium and Daisy's powers to create a Destroyer of Worlds, Coulson reveals his trip to the future but she doesn't believe him. Meanwhile, Daisy has been left as de facto head of S.H.I.E.L.D. but refuses to trust Fitz to help and instead goes to find Robin for help in finding Coulson. Simmons later visits Fitz and reveals their relation to Deke.
What I really liked about this episode and what this series does so well is put together all the pieces we have been seeing since the season started and not quite sure what they are or what events are about or leading to.
I find it hilarious that while General Hale believes in aliens and has the technology to communicate with them, and wants to create a super empowered human, she thinks time travel is a story Phil Coulson made up so he won't cooperate.
Ruby vs Daisy ... Destroyer of Worlds ... one stable, one not ... one jealous, one doesn't even know the other exists.
Hale attempts to use Creel as a test subject for the particle-infusion chamber, infuriating Ruby who continues to conspire with Strucker in hope of earning her place as the Destroyer of Worlds. Creel's temporary exposure to the Gravitonium causes him to see memories of Franklin Hall. He determines to get answers from Coulson, who then leads him to Talbot's cell. Hale sends Ruby to capture Creel and eliminate the other two, but they use the Confederacy's teleportation device to escape to a snowy mountain area, while Creel remains behind to fight Ruby. Johnson and May locate Robin, who has stopped drawing her visions for some times after seeing her own death in the future. Upon seeing May, Robin begins to draw again, this time showing Coulson and Talbot's location. Back at the Lighthouse, Simmons convinces Yo-Yo to help her free Fitz in order to pursue possible leads on Hydra's Gravitonium-powered weapon. Together, they trick Mack into releasing Fitz then lock him up. A flashback to four years ago reveals that Ian Quinn was tricked by Raina into being absorbed by the Gravitonium.
The show always delivers excellent bits within an episode and overall all the bits were all good in this episode you can feel all the puzzle pieces coming together.
Jemma and Yo Yo working together.
The gun going off ... whoo hoo theories of invincibility.
Luv'ed it when Jemma told Fitz about Deke being his grandson. Deke facing grandpappy, priceless.
Ruby pursues Coulson and Talbot at the mountains, but Johnson arrives in time to save them. Deke, in an attempt to cover for Johnson, is shot by Hale and her men, forcing S.H.I.E.L.D. to retreat. Deke is taken back to the Lighthouse, where Mack and Piper operate on him and successfully save him. Ruby, furious about her mother's attitude, decides to rebel and lock Hale in her cell, while she takes over and works with Strucker. Fitz, Simmons and Yo-Yo travel to a Hydra facility in England, where they find the particle infusion chamber. Fitz damages one of the components to render it useless, but they are then surrounded by the robot soldiers. Yo-Yo attempts to escape and call for backup, but is forced to fight Ivanov. As she emerges victorious, she learns that Ivanov's body is linked to all the robots, thus is able to disable them altogether. However, Ruby and Strucker arrive and decide to capture Fitz and Simmons in order to have them repair the infusion chamber. Johnson later attempts to help Talbot contact his family, but in the middle of his phone call with his wife, he realizes that Hale's subordinate has already gotten to her.
Lots and lots of stuff happening, loose ends being tied up. I do wonder what powers Ruby will end up having? Me thinks it will be the battle between Ruby and Quake that is destined to crack the world
Five more episodes to the finale, why do I keep thinking the Ghost Rider will show up?
Hale learns from Creel about Quinn and Hall's consciousnesses living inside the Gravitonium. S.H.I.E.L.D. locates Hale's secret base and sends Johnson and May in. Hale willingly surrenders to them, revealing Ruby's location to them and her plan to infuse with the Gravitonium. They arrive at the site just as the particle infusion chamber is fixed. Ruby begins the infusion process, but is unable to withstand it. Strucker stops the process, only letting Ruby take in 8% of the Gravitonium. Unable to control the element, Ruby inadvertently crushes Strucker's skull, killing him. Johnson and Hale remain stationed to attempt to calm Ruby down, while May extracts Fitz and Simmons. Yo-Yo arrives, and upon realizing Ruby is the Destroyer and the one who cut her arms off, she slices Ruby's neck with her own chakram and kills her. Ruby's body begins to float and releases a blast of energy. In the aftermath, Hale mysteriously disappears. Back at the Lighthouse, Talbot attempts to carry out his programming and kidnap Robin, but Coulson and Mack manage to talk him down before subduing him, preventing him from killing himself. Later, Hale is seen in the Confederacy ship, where she reveals to Qovas of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s possession of the Gravitonium.
Very, very good episode, tight, intense, deep, lots and lots of details, plots lines, and simply delicious to watch.
Fitz and Simmons so good together.
Deke, Mack and Coulson hysterical when they discuss relationships and Deke being in love with Daisy.
I gotta go with Yo Yo on the killing of Ruby, I don't think Hale or Daisy would have been able to talk her down or if they did how would they contain her. But I get the episode title, no matter what the team did all paths lead to the same crisis point.
Coulson puts the base on lockdown as Qovas and his Confederacy ship appear above River’s End. Despite this, Qovas' troops are able to teleport inside in pursuit of the gravitonium. While Coulson, May, Mack, Fitz, and Deke defend the control room, Yo-Yo retrieves Talbot and proceeds to the lab where Simmons, Piper, and Davis are guarding the gravitonium. Yo-Yo, Piper, and Davis attempt to clear the halls when Talbot ices Simmons and places himself in the particle infusion chamber, absorbing the remaining gravitonium. With his new powers, he is able to rescue the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, before taking off with Coulson to an unknown location. Meanwhile, Johnson relocates Robin and Polly with the help of Caine, who also gives her the Centipede Serum, once used to keep John Garrett alive. However, Caine fails to retrieve a special ingredient, prompting Johnson to dig up her mother’s grave.
I luv this show, you can feel the tension, the coming together of all the loose threads towards a hopefully epic confrontation with alien scavengers. The big question in all of this is who really is "The Destroyer of Worlds"? I did't think it was Daisy but she sure got the blame for it. Ruby was a possibility and we all were waiting for the big end of season fight between good and bad and with one slice of a chakham blade it is over. I don't blame Yo Yo for one second for what she did and I really wanted someone to knock Daisy off her high horse about saving her. Ruby was not stable in the first place, barely controllable, cut off Yo Yo's arms for fun. So if Yo Yo cuts her throat, so be it. Why is is OK to kill someone at times in this agency and others people go WHOA! Then we have not stable General Talbot who gravitonium's himself and saves the day by "fixing it".
Luv Fitz telling Deke not to call him gramps. Well should Deke call Fitz "grumps" or "grumpy" instead?
Jiaying - Daisy's mom's name - a person and not a place and part of the healing component of the centipede mechanism.
Luv'ed the little hint of the Avengers: Infinity War when Candyman asked Daisy if she was watching what was going on in New York.
Three episodes left with the Season 5 finale on May 18, 2018
Coulson and Talbot enter the Confederacy ship, and the latter takes over and demands an audience with the Confederacy leadership. After killing one of the leaders and taking his seat, Talbot is convinced by Kasius' father, Taryan, to dig up the Earth and find an untapped resource of gravitonium to power him up, in order to save the world from Thanos' imminent invasion. Coulson and Hale fail to convince Talbot of Taryan's true plan, and are forced to comply. Back at the Lighthouse, Mack has a brief encounter with an odium-powered Remorath warrior, who later succumbs to the substance and dies during interrogation. Simmons proceeds to dissect the Remorath and study the odium, but Johnson returns to the Lighthouse with Jiaying's corpse and the Centipede serum, and tasks the former with working on a cure for Coulson instead. Later, the team manages to modify the Zephyr to be capable of space travel, and heads for the Confederacy ship. Johnson and May infiltrate the ship, but Talbot neutralizes Johnson and forces May to surrender for Coulson's survival, while Hale is killed after attempting to trigger Talbot's brainwashing. Later, Johnson is delivered to Taryan, who plans to take her back to his homeworld.
General Talbot has always been a bit of a stereotypical joke figure in the SHIELD series but this episode really allows Adrian Pasdar to show his range with this character who has been shot in the head, brainwashed by HYDRA, and now is full of gravitonium and other people and is still trying to save the world. Nice tie in with the activities happening in Avengers: Infinity War.
I do hate how Daisy thinks she is the only one who is right and while she can cross the line, I do believe she killed her own mother, no one else can. A flexible morality can make a person hard to put up with. I do not like how Daisy and May are treating Yo Yo now that she has a mind of her own and not blindly following their orders. There is also a similar situation with Fitz and Mack.
Taryan expresses his desire for Inhumans as Johnson attempts to use her powers against him, though is prevented from doing so as only her consciousness is projected to Taryan's location via a device, while her body remains on the ship. After Talbot leaves on the Quinjet for Earth, Deke rescues Coulson and May, then reunites with Johnson, who escaped imprisonment by cracking the device. At the hospital, Talbot approaches Creel and offers him peace by absorbing him. Mack and Yo-Yo attempt to track his movements and deduce that he would visit his family next. Though Talbot confronts the two, his son, George, is able to connect with him and prevent him from causing further destruction, prompting him to leave to prove his heroism. After reciprocating his feelings for May, Coulson leaves with Johnson on the Zephyr, while May duels with Qovas as Deke redirects the missiles to target the ship itself. May and Deke successfully teleport back to Earth as Qovas perishes with the ship. On the Zephyr, Coulson begins to bleed out as his condition worsens. Reunited at the Lighthouse, the team is faced with a difficult decision as Simmons' cure, created from the last remaining Centipede Serum combined with either odium or Jiaying’s DNA, could be used to save the world — or Coulson. Elsewhere, Talbot has retrieved Polly and Robin, asking the latter for the gravitonium's location.
Someone, I think it was in the TV Guide that it would be nice if ABC ever supported Agents of SHIELD as much as it did promoting Avengers Infinity War on Jimmy Kimmel. I have to agree this is a great show, great writing, great character development, and it just does not seem to get the recognition it deserves. Same with Agent Carter.
General Glenn Talbot, started off as a caricature of the patriotic soldier and has transformed unbelievably over the seasons. It looks as if he is the one to crack the world.
It was fun to watch May and Deke work together to save the Lighthouse and trick the alien overlord.
After debating on what to do, May destroys the odium vial and Johnson decides that they would save Coulson. Deke advises Johnson to help unite the team and settle their differences. After forcing Robin to tell him where more gravitonium can be found, Talbot travels to Chicago and finds an underground deposit to absorb more gravitonium. Mack is chosen as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he orders the group evacuate and rescue as many civilians as possible. May rescues Robin as Coulson and Johnson approach Talbot. Having been given the decision on what to do with the Centipede serum, Coulson decides not to take it and assures Johnson that she can face Talbot alone. Johnson attempts to talk some sense into Talbot, but he refuses to listen and they fight around Chicago. May, Fitz and Mack rescue Polly, but Talbot's actions causes Fitz to be trapped under rubble. With Coulson secretly placing the Centipede serum in Johnson's gloves, Johnson takes the serum and uses her enhanced abilities to blast Talbot to space, where he freezes to death. May and Mack realize that Fitz has been mortally wounded by the debris, and they stay by his side as he dies. Coulson decides to retire from S.H.I.E.L.D., and Simmons decides to find present-day Fitz, who is still suspended in space. May accompanies Coulson as he decides to spend his last days in Tahiti, and the remaining agents leave for their next adventure.
Wow, simply Wow!
What an impactful season and potentially series finale. So much emotion. So much gut wrenching. Just so much.
So many threads tied up, so many left dangling, but that's OK as that is life just a bit messy. Daisy and the team defeat Talbot, and save the world from being destroyed. It was neat how Talbot was going to absorb her powers to help him crack the world open. Note how all the citizens of River's End were evacuated to the Lighthouse. Luv'ed the cell phone calls and how everyone was glad to see them come save the day. Luv'ed the tribute to all the heroes. Surprised that the In Remembrance tablet was not for Fitz but for Phil. Shocked to see Mack being made the new Director not Daisy. Good call. Phil back to Tahiti and the team off to find Fitz in other space, time lines are spooky things. The entire episode was so satisfying and moving and heart tucking. I just wish all shows were as good as this one.
'Agents of SHIELD' Renewed for Abbreviated Sixth Season at ABC
The network has handed out an abbreviated 13-episode sixth-season renewal to Marvel's Clark Gregg comic book drama to Agents of SHIELD. The series, which marked Marvel Television's first live-action scripted drama before the comic book powerhouse spread its wings to cable and streaming, had run 22 episodes a season for its first five runs and is nearing its endgame. A decision about a potential final season has not yet been determined for the perpetual bubble drama. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed Tuesday that the series will return in summer 2019. She hoped the move to summer would extend the show's life beyond what it would have had were it to return in-season.
Last year at this time, the series from showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen negotiated a reduced licensing fee that helped secure a fifth-season pickup as ABC used the drama to establish a night of genre programming Friday. Taking over the time slot previously occupied by Marvel's since-canceled big-swing Imax play The Inhumans, SHIELD has averaged a 1.2 in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and nearly 4 million total viewers with seven days of delayed viewing as the drama, co-starring Ming Na and Chloe Bennet, remains a strong DVR performer (up 100 percent and 167 percent, respectively).
Still, SHIELD remains an international draw for ABC, producers ABC Studios and Marvel Television. This season, the drama featured a tie-in with Avengers: Infinity War as the show remains a distant cousin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Giving the series a short order helps to maintain the relationship between Disney and corporate sibling Marvel.
Marvel Television, meanwhile, has made a concerted push on cable and streaming platforms after seeing Agent Carter canceled at ABC after two seasons (and Inhumans wrapping after one). Its current roster includes Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders; Hulu's The Runaways; Freeform's Cloak and Dagger; FX's Legion; and Fox's The Gifted.
Finally watched the last five episodes and wow! just wow!
Frankly, other than the search for Fitz in another universe or timeline, what is there to say. Coulson apparently dies with May by his side - in Tahiti - love the reference, so he may not be part of the show unless they also save him in the other timeline as well.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Trailer Finally Reveals Evil Coulson
By Amanda Bell | @amandajunebell | May 2, 2019 2:07 PM EDT
Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) will not be back for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6, but there will be a supervillain who looks just like him causing trouble for all of Earth, as this new trailer confirms.
"We lost someone, a leader," Mack (Henry Simmons) says in a somber voiceover, solidifying Coulson's fate in the Season 5 finale. "I'll never be the director Coulson was, but we can save other lives, and that's what we're going to do."
The team won't have much time to mourn Coulson's loss, though, because they'll have to gear up for a fight with Sarge, Coulson's extraterrestrial doppelganger, who has come to the planet to wreak untold havoc. He seems to get some amusement out of being so spookily familiar to members of Coulson's old crew.
"I've been to a lot of worlds, some good, some garbage, but I've never been to one where people recognize my face," Sarge taunts May (Ming-Na Wen), who is obviously going to struggle to distinguish him from the person she cared for. Of course, he might make it easier for her as time passes. As the heroes of S.H.I.E.L.D. try to determine who he is, where he came from, and what he wants, NotCoulson says, "I'm gonna burn it all down."
"I've been hunting your kind my entire life," Sarge explains in a calmly sinister villain monologue. "There's no use hiding. We'll always find you."
One glimmering bit of hope amid all the tough and confusing fighting ahead is that it looks like frozen Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) might finally be retrieved by his friends, as we see a quick glimpse of Jemma (Elizabeth Henstridge) opening his casket-like space container.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Friday, May 10 on ABC.
Season 6 is airing this week, the show has also been renewed for season 7.
That description has left me more confused than ever; not about Coulson, but Fritz as I thought he was alive and with them during this whole back to the future time on earth.
Fitz was alive and with them during the future time on earth. Season 5 was about breaking the time loop which the team did. Breaking the time loop allowed the team to get back to present day earth and have events proceed to a point were Fitz was killed.
So it will be as if the "disappearance" from the diner (with the exception of Coulson) never happened?
Are you talking diner present before the big bang or after Daisy blows it all up?
The diner incident happened, that is what happened before the loop. That had to happened, then they traveled to the future and that is where the loop started. They are back on earth after they escaped the loop, after they were taken from the diner. They still have memories of what happened.
Here's How Marvel's 'Agents of Shield' Season 6 Is Going to Deal With 'Avengers: Endgame' Throughout its five seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has skillfully navigated around the Marvel Cinematic Universe (hello, Infinity War). Now, fans are wondering how the show will take on what unfolds in Avengers: Endgame. With so many theories circulating around, there's only thing left to do: watch season 6.
Here’s everything you need to know about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6: When is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming back?
It’s official: Your favorite characters are returning on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. A new poster announcing the date shows eight familiar faces promoting season 6, which is scheduled to air 13 episodes. “Ready for a brand new mission,” the show’s Instagram wrote. How can I watch and stream Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Watch Seasons 1-5 hulu.com
After each episode airs on Friday nights, they will be available to watch on the ABC website. Plus, you can watch new episodes on the ABC Go app, which you can access on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku Channel, Samsung Tizen, and Amazon Fire TV.
Alternatively, you can also watch the show on Hulu — start your free month trial by clicking here. If you love the show, you can keep your subscription going for just $5.99 a month.
(Pst, in case you need to catch up before season 6 premieres, seasons 1-5 are currently available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.) Who are the new cast members in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Many of your favorite characters are returning for season 6. The cast includes: Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson), Henry Simmons (Alphonso Mackenzie), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Yo-Yo Rodriguez), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jeff Ward (Deke Shaw).
There will also be three new characters joining the show, according to TVLine.
Izel, pictured below, is described as a mercenary from a different galaxy who joins “the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in order to survive the perils of space.” Karolina Wydra of True Blood and House will bring the character to life in the upcoming season.
Malachi, played by Christopher James Baker, is an assassin from a faraway planet, and there is little that is known about him ... yet.
Dr. Marcus Benson, portrayed by Barry Shabaka Henley, is the final addition. He is a “brilliant Natural Sciences professor recruited to offer his expertise to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.” If the name sounds familiar it’s because Barry most recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born as Little Feet. Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting canceled?
In September 2017, Variety reported that Disney didn’t give ABC the option to cancel the Marvel show, although there were talks of making the cut after its fourth season.
“Earlier this year, the mandate came down from Disney for ABC to renew its other Marvel drama, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., despite the desire by some at the network to end the series after four seasons,” Variety wrote.
Now on its sixth season, rumors of cancelation have continued to persist, even after news broke that there will definitely be a seventh season. The future of these Marvel agents isn’t quite known, but it sounds like if Disney wants the show to go on, it will. Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 address the events in Avengers: Endgame?
If you haven’t heard yet, much of Endgame takes place five years into the future. Given what happened in the season 5 finale (where Thanos's attack on Wakanda is brought up) S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 would, theoretically, take place after half of the universe's population has turned into dust.
As TheWrap reports, Jeph Loeb, the Head of Marvel Television, revealed that season 6 will likely "ignore" Thanos's snap because "it's just the safest way for us to do things."
He continued:"We don't want to ever do something in our show which contradicts what's happening in the movies. The movies are the lead dog. They're setting the timeline for the MCU and what's going on. Our job is to navigate within that world. The only way for us to tell our story is to do them pre-snap. Whether or not you can figure out [how the timeline works], we'll let timelords figure out."
Part of the issue, as showrunner Jed Whedon explained, is that a prior lack of certainty surrounding S.H.I.E.L.D.'s premiere date caused issues with the plot lines.
"If they moved us up by two months and we based our show on [Endgame's] storyline, then all of a sudden we'd burn down a huge story point for them," Jed explained. "So we had to dodge all of that."
Makes sense, though the continuity between the two will likely not be perfect ... at least, not for season 6.