Agents of SHIELD – What is going on?

I’m confused and clueless. Before I talk more about why, be aware that there are going to be spoilers for all seasons, including the Season 6 finale in this article. And, I want to ask those who haven’t watched this show yet – please do, NOW! Spare the first 16 episodes, and after that your mind will always be blown! I absolutely love this show, right from the first season. I believe this to be the perfect Sci-Fi show to exist, which blends into MCU quite perfectly, while having a large mythology of it’s own.

Coming to the point, Season 6, for some reason, felt different. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still upto the mark with the quality, still tied very well with their mythology, bringing back the Framework, Monoliths, Fear Dimension and more such things from their older seasons. But it still felt weird.

As I have already talked about the biggest complain I have from this season in my older article, I’m quite annoyed that the finale didn’t have anything to hint about it. The lack of connection to Infinity War’s Blip, despite Season 5 finale taking place at the same time has been a bummer since the beginning of Season 6, making the flagship show feel forced.

Season 5’s finale was titled ‘The End’, and it was quite wrapped up. Coulson was no more, Fitz on Earth died, Mack’s the new director, FitzSimmons were married, and everything else. If that were the ending, I wouldn’t have any complains from it. Now that we know the real end to the show is going to come in the next season, I’m probably expecting it to top something it may not be able to.

For one thing, they’re forcing Clark Greg’s role. Phil Coulson died back in The Avengers, came back and made a deal with the devil himself, and thus died another peaceful death, while on a holiday. Then comes Sarge, occupying the ‘created’ body of Coulson due to the fear dimension, sounds cool. He even calls Daisy by her old name, Skye. But, when he’s ultimately gotten rid of, there’s no Coulson to be found. Now, at the end, we’re given an upgraded LMD Coulson. See, we all love Coulson, but move on! We have great characters in the show who could’ve easily taken over after him passing away.

Every season has introduced us to something new to add in the mythology of the show, still somehow making it feel like a sci-fi, not a fantasy. 1st season was about defeating HYDRA, 2nd introduced us with Inhumans, 3rd had Hive and cosmic connection, 4th had Ghost Rider, LMDs, Framework, and the 5th had Time Travel along with Alternate Timelines, similar rules followed in Avengers: Endgame. Season 6 wasn’t that great when it comes to this. Chronicoms want a new planet, the possessing demons want a new planet, there is body snatching and more. Not all is explained well, doesn’t feel as intelligent as it’s older seasons, but is still good to watch. Except that it has totally discarded MCU, I have no complains from the season.

But, what exactly was the ending? If we think about the Time Travel rules, them going back to the past makes this some other timeline, not the one they came from. Hulk clearly explained that in Endgame.

If you travel to the past, that past becomes your future. And your former present becomes the past.

Hulk, Avengers: Endgame

Even if Season 6 takes place after MCU and AoS timelines diverged at some point, explained in detail here, it doesn’t mean that the science of the universe will change. I might be understanding their mission by going into the past wrong, but if they’re there to re-write history, it can not work with the given logic. It won’t affect the world Chronicoms are taking over in.

Google tells me they’ve to be somewhere around 1930s, if Empire State Building is being built. That means that SHIELD doesn’t exist yet, and there hasn’t even been ‘The First Avenger.’ I really am unable to understand what route they are going to take here, but I’m looking forward to the 7th season, how they end this saga, and what the brains behind the show come up with. Just, I think, I’ll stop expecting it to top Season 4. I don’t think anything can beat that, not even Agents of SHIELD itself.

I’m also wondering why Fitz had to mention The Ghost Rider a few episodes back. He’s getting his own show soon, so it was probably setting that up somehow because Fitz didn’t even use the parallel he drew in the end or anything.

It reminds me one of the best things about the show I forgot to talk about – FitzSimmons. If they aren’t the greatest couple ever. The universe would never let them be together, I assume. We’ve seen Fitz figure out impossible in Season 3 to get Jemma back, only to know that she’s fallen in love with the Hive. We’ve seen Jemma deal with the evil in Fitz inside the Framework, and we’ve seen Fitz freezing himself for the team, to wake up 90 years later. We’ve seen them marry, only for Fitz to die, and Jemma sailing into deep sea to find the one of this timeline. FitzSimmons are goals, more than most of the couples I’ve seen.

Daisy & Melinda May are the most bad-ass females of the whole MCU, who deserve a place in movies. Speaking of which, how did May survive that stab? I need a proper answer to that.

Well, I guess there are a lot of answers that we need in the next season, along with getting it back into the MCU timeline. I believe in the Agents of SHIELD writers to tie it all up. And, I’m low-key hoping for some kind of a spin-off too, since Marvel TV & ABC have had a good run!

References: https://aarnavg17.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/5-year-jump-marvels-misstep/

41 Comments Add yours

  1. sanat says:

    Whoa, congratulations! Enjoy, damn. That’ll be something.

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Haha, yeah, thanks!! 😍

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  2. sanat says:

    You’re already in college, so you enjoy a little at least, from what they say. I am in twelfth, and shit, I opted for Science.
    God, I hate the fact that science of 11-12th is so different from science of 10th. Why can’t it be about curiousity again, and not only about solving problems and derivations.

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Hahah. There are 2 weeks before my college starts. And, try to take interest in science, it’s the most beautiful subject there is!

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      1. sanat says:

        I like when it’s taught in the class. And I like learning about new concepts. But then they make us solve problems and practice those. That I find morbid. I start to question myself what’s the use of that?

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        1. Aarnav Gupta says:

          It comes in use in all the fields of science. Honestly, a 8th pass is also living their life. Nothing taught after that is meant for real world implications.

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          1. sanat says:

            Ah, cool. This makes sense. 🌞

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    2. Aarnav Gupta says:

      It is about curiousity. You just need to be curious to look inside those derivations. Wait for Modern Physics.

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      1. sanat says:

        Is Modern Physics optics wagerah? That is too much. I didn’t understand a thing in that.

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        1. Aarnav Gupta says:

          Modern Physics are the 3 chapters after Optics. Atoms, Nuclei & Dual Nature of Particles. If you go by NCERT, they’re quite easy. But if you read them from the point of view of a curious student, outside of what’s being taught for boards, they’re what a real science enthusiast loves. Their numericals suck, but the concepts are heart warmingly amazing.

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          1. sanat says:

            Agh, if you say so. Another thing I don’t understand. Why do they have to make the numericals so fkn annoying? Are you testing me on the basis of calculating skills or conceptual understanding? Even in Maths, the calculation isn’t this difficult.

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            1. Aarnav Gupta says:

              Don’t worry, it won’t be that tough in boards. In all honesty, most of the questions in back exercises of physics NCERT are trash. Don’t worry about them. Prefer any practice book.

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              1. sanat says:

                I am not worrying about boards. I worry about college lmao.

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                  1. sanat says:

                    I am coaching. But I don’t practice heartily. I practice only Maths. Physics and Chem is cbse level. But I think that’s enough for me. I don’t want more than cbse level phy and chem.

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                    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

                      CBSE level for Chemistry is more than enough, even for Advanced. What I’d recommend you to do is practice every question of last 10 year’s paper for Mains, both offline and only. It’s really important and beneficial. Try to do them in 3 hour sittings, but if you can’t, practice them like any other worksheet. With 16 papers of 2019 alone, you’ve a lot to practice from.

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                    2. sanat says:

                      Of course. Thanks for the advice. JEE is given only for engineering though, right? What if I don’t want to do engineering, should I still prepare for JEE?

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                    3. Aarnav Gupta says:

                      No, then you don’t need to prep for JEE. For Architecture though there is JEE Main Paper 2, but it’s different from the regular JEE we talk about. It doesn’t have Physics or Chemistry.

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                    4. Aarnav Gupta says:

                      Its only August though. Hold this till November. Aim to complete your course by mid-october in all conditions. Don’t mind the Half Yearlies in school.

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                    5. sanat says:

                      Yeah, I understand that. Thanks! 😊 Which college are you going to then?

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                    6. Aarnav Gupta says:

                      I’m going to City University of Hong Kong for well.. engineering

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        2. Aarnav Gupta says:

          Don’t worry too much about optics. For reflection and refraction, just practice some numericals and memorise the formulae. Interference can be tough though. Don’t try too hard to understand that chapter. Just take for granted whatever NCERT states.

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      1. sanat says:

        Read this already. Might read it again😂

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  3. sanat says:

    Thank god ABC didn’t cancel it midway. The ratings have been declining, apparently.
    People are really weird. I recently watched Daredevil Season 3, man, it was so damn good. I simply don’t understand how Netflix could cancel that. So what if Disney is coming up with it’s own service.

    It’s the artists who suffer every time.

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      I really don’t understand why Netflix cancelled all the Marvel shows. If anything, they would’ve helped them compete Disney themselves! I’m really really behind catching them though, but Season 2 of Daredevil was EPIC! And, yeah, glad that Agents of SHIELD didn’t get cancelled like Agent Carter did.

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      1. sanat says:

        I watched the first seasons of every Netflix show, and then only continued with Daredevil. 13 episodes are just too much. I can rewatch one full season of the Office with that time. But the each show was brilliant and entertaining, no doubt. Except Iron Fist, lol.

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        1. Aarnav Gupta says:

          Lol yeah. That’s why I’m having a hard time watching them. So far I’ve watched the first 2 seasons of Daredevil and first season of Jessica Jones. I started Luke Cage, but exams came in middle and I couldn’t continue for a long while.

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    2. Aarnav Gupta says:

      And, I reallly really hope that 2 years later when their rights revert back to Disney, they continue these shows, with these actors. It’s so brilliant it must not be screwed up with.

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      1. sanat says:

        Definitely. But it becomes difficult sometimes because it’s possible that the actors will now have their own things going on. Still, let’s hope. Hope is what fuels nerds like us, heh.

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        1. Aarnav Gupta says:

          Yeah, that. But no can play Matt Murdock better. No one at all. I’ve my fingers crossed.

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          1. sanat says:

            Yeah. It’s possible Disney won’t let it be as gritty, too. They’ll put in humor too to make it family friendly. I don’t know. We’ll just have to see.
            The hard fact is that TV isn’t what our life can be. It’s just a distraction in the end. Life is about productivity and finding your passion.

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            1. Aarnav Gupta says:

              I’ll ignore the last line during such a conversation, thankyou.
              Hulu has shown interest in these shows, and we are getting edgy stuff like Ghost Rider & Helstorm there. So, it is possible.

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              1. sanat says:

                Ahahaha okay. I did not know about those shows. We’ll see. Ugh happy 13th August

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  4. sanat says:

    The showrunners already said that they couldn’t have anything to do with Endgame because they began production not knowing what happens in either Endgame or Far From Home. They also weren’t sure how much they would be able to reveal. So they decided to go their own thing instead. Also, the sixth and the seventh seasons were filmed back-to-back. So this is only half the final chapter. Yes, seventh season is the last one.

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    1. Aarnav Gupta says:

      Yes, I’m aware. The last few episodes of Season 7 were shot well after Endgame. I hope they were tweaked enough to explain some stuff.

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      1. sanat says:

        Even if they weren’t, I think it will still be awesome. This show has been a fabulous ride.

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        1. Aarnav Gupta says:

          No doubt about that! It’s one of the most underrated shows to exist.

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          1. sanat says:

            Damn definitely.

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