Originally Posted by samsnee
I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure holding your breath doesn't stop your heart from beating.
I'm not a doctor, either, but I *did* stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, so I assure you there is no possible way he could've held his breath to pretend to be dead with a giant freakin' spear sticking out of his chest.
I'm positive that either the rumor is altogether wrong, or else the "sources" only got a small bit of the real information, and that there's no way in hell Joss Whedon would let such a lame deus ex pass by, when there's plenty of other possible explanations for Coulson's return to a super-powered universe.
By the way: I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. That was an outright lie, and I'm going to go to hell for it. Sorry.