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Digital Spy: Agents of Shield Season 6 will NOT address Infinity War/Endgame

Disappointing that the Snap won't get an in-depth exploration in the property best equipped to do just that, but also understandable. As Christopher said over at the TrekBBS, maybe these seasons take place in a reality in which Thor did go straight for Thanos' head. Tongue
Watched the season 6 premiere.

The season five finale was so pitch perfect, I really did not want the show to return.

But it has and it has been renewed for TWO more seasons.

The season opener was all catch up and set up, which dolled out some intriguing bits and pieces.
SHIELD seems to be operating out in the open again and is actively recruiting.
The big reveal, which was ruined by marketing, of Not-Coulson, was nice.
Overall, a decent season opener.

As  reported INFINITY WAR/END GAME is not addressed, which makes the series continuity even more confusing.  The producers claim this season is Pre-Snap, even though the Wakanda battle was referenced in the season 5 finale and season 6 time jumps ahead one year.  Gemma clearly states they changed the timeline in season 5, so maybe the producers will just finally give up trying to reconcile with the Movie-verse and do their own thing?
Watched the season six finale.

While this season continued to be mostly fun viewing experience, even at only 13 episodes it felt very padded and over long to me.

The two hour final may have been the show's most comic booky yet, which I appreciated.  Though even for me, the Big Bad (I can not remember her name... not a good sign) trope of explaining her evil plan took forever, not to mention the ritual itself... well, it gave our heroes time to save the world.  The whole Shrike zombies were... I dunno... tired?  They just did not seem that scary.  Maybe I am just zombied-out?


There were some nice character beats, particularly for Deke.  And the continuing tease of will Sarge become Coulson overall worked for me.   But the scene of May trying to win Sarge over in the middle of battle by telling him the pain he feels is love made me cringe for two reasons... one, it too is a very tired trope, and it has been done much better in other shows and two, it felt completely out of character for May.  Yeah I get it, she loved Coulson and hopes he is inside Sarge, but it just rang hollow to me.

Once again, Fitz and Simmons' relationship is torn apart.  Even though the actors try to sell the moment as humorous, it too feels tired.  

So this season there was not a single mention of the Snap or Blip or whatever it is being called.  And when the Chronicoms arrive on Earth, they say the only thing that can stop them is SHIELD... no mention of the Avengers at all.  I am trusting the producers have a plan and it will all be explained in the final season (which just wrapped filming).

So while not as strong as previous seasons, it was still an entertaining weekly watch.
Big Grin

I would like it if season 7 crosses over with the characters from "Agent Carter". Not only would it be nice to see Peggy team up with Coulson and friends, but it could help wrap up some of the loose ends from season 2 of "Agent Carter".

While they're in 1931 right now, they could wind up in the 1940s eventually.

If you want to see a set photo that may reveal a slight possible plot element from season 7, click this spoiler tag:


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The context is that this photo of the bicycles for some members of the cast for season 7 of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was uploaded to an Instagram post by Ming-Na Wen. One of the name tags reads Enver Gjokaj. Gjokaj played Daniel Sousa on "Agent Carter". Once fans started to notice the name tag, Ming-Na Wen deleted the post, but nothing is ever truly gone on the Internet.
(08-04-2019, 09:20 PM)bionicbob Wrote: [ -> ]Watched the season six finale. While this season continued to be mostly fun viewing experience, even at only 13 episodes it felt very padded and over long to me. [...] So while not as strong as previous seasons, it was still an entertaining weekly watch.
Big Grin

I dunno, I found it at least as good as S5, which, while well-written, was stuck in the future Lighthouse too dang long, likely for budgetary reasons. We got a lot more daytime/outside shooting this shorter season, which was nice, and I didn't find the story dragged until that last episode 13, which, as you say, was a lot of Sarge and Izel standing around and talking back and forth at each other, to no clear purpose. (And the origin of the Shrike, and their connection to the non-corporeal spirits from another dimension, wasn't made clear, either.) Ultimately, while episode 12 was cracking good fun as usual, the finale itself underwhelmed, particularly since the hinted-at Ghost Rider failed to appear. But, they really had me convinced May was a a goner!

Also, is it just me, or was it weird that even when she was apparently dying, Mac called Rodriguez "Yo-Yo"? I would have thought he'd have busted out an "Elena" there...

 
(08-04-2019, 09:20 PM)bionicbob Wrote: [ -> ]So this season there was not a single mention of the Snap or Blip or whatever it is being called.  And when the Chronicoms arrive on Earth, they say the only thing that can stop them is SHIELD... no mention of the Avengers at all.  I am trusting the producers have a plan and it will all be explained in the final season (which just wrapped filming).

I dunno; at this point, I'm good with them having gradually forgotten about the present-day Avengers. Since S5 can really only be set in a universe in which Thor did go for Thanos' head, killing him and preventing the Snap, maybe... er... no... hm... yeah, I guess the Chronicoms figure they can use time travel to terminate all the Avengers' parents in the past or something; who knows?

Another pressing question: will Daisy ever appreciate Deke's gift of all those lemons, and look at him this way for real?!

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Who knows, but, the important thing is, after five seasons of fiddling this way and that, we've got an LMD Coulson at last! Tongue
Watched the series finale.

WOW!

After a middling season six, this final season was a riveting rollercoaster from beginning to end.

And what an ending!  While not as tonally perfect as the originally designed season five ender, it was a more satisfying, happy(???)  ending.   And yes, I might have gotten misty eyed a few times.

A solid and rewarding series that did not outlive its welcome.

Bravo.

PS.  But for those who are wondering.... NO, there is no story alignment with the "Snap" or the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  In the end, the series charted its own path and it was better for it.
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