Discussion in 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' started by DalekbusterFitz, Apr 27, 2018.
Missed it. What'd they do?
A sixth season would be no more of a red hearing than season 5 was at the last season finale when The Avengers post credits scene got a homage. There will be a second series finale with The End episode pending Disney forcing ABC into one more year to cross promote Avengers 4.
I tend to think that Disney forced this season onto the air in order to wrap up the storylines, as the show is at least deemed important enough to not leave dangling plot threads in the MCU (Agent Carter wasnt). I dont think that Disney cares about extending it beyond this year...and I'd be kind of surprised if this season ended on a cliffhanger.
There was nothing dangling after season 4 either. Many thought that the final scene of Coulson going to work in space just meant that SHIELD just had a SPEAR or Axe division to paraphrase YoYo and thus the end of our story with an ABC cancellation
The team was abducted and woke up on a space ship. That is an obvious cliffhanger. Maybe your job abducts you and places you in a space ship on random days...mine does not.
That doesnt even get into the fact that they OBVIOUSLY had a long term plan to get back to Graviton (and apparently throw everything else into the plot as well). This season has been bringing in pretty much everything...Daisy's mom, Graviton, Hydra, the Framework, Hive, the Centipede project etc etc etc. That sounds like a show that is about to end.
Well if you are paramilitary government agency having an assignment forced upon you as many thought a teased transfer to SWORD from SHIELD is not that big a jump.
After the Framework goodbye tour of Brett Dalton and BJ Britt from the killed off main cast felt like a series finale to me.
Disney are not going to mandate that Agents of SHIELD stays on the air just to wrap up some storylines. That's not how mega corporations operate. They probably just want a healthy amount of MCU content when they launch their streaming service, because they won't have any of the Netflix shows.
The team in space might have been a cliffhanger, but at the same time, it would have been an epic way to end the show.
As for Disney, I don't think they can force ABC to do anything they don't want. But the magic number for syndication used to be 100 episodes, (if that's still a thing...), which they reached this season. So keeping the show probably just made good business sense, even if the ratings weren't stellar.
In recent years, syndication was actually lowered to 88 episodes, actually. Which AoS reached after season 4. One reason we all thought it was done.
Well, they just mentioned Thanos attacking Earth and Talbot wanting to get more gravitonium to defeat him...
So maybe we're going to see the effects of the snap on the show...
Watch it be Thanos unknowingly saving Earth by taking out Talbot with the snap.
LOL that would be an awesome twist.
"No Talbot stop, you going to destroy the planet.." -Coulson
"Silence Phil, I can fix.." -Talbot
They lampshaded it, an extra dimensional entity tried to convince Coulson all the series was a fever dream occurring in his last few moments alive.
It was not the truth... Deathlok shot that teory down, literally.
Infinity War ends up being resolved by altering reality or turning back time. The Snap happens but "miraculously" only Deke disappears. Team thinks "job well done" and moves on to the next caper. Suddenly things start happening exactly like in the loop again and they realize they didn't actually break it.
Longshot I know since it means next season (if there is one) would lock us into that same story line waiting for A4. But they could resolve "their" time loop on SHIELD prior to A4 and make it seem like they fixed it when really the Avengers fixed it.
I think this show can go on largely without much reference to IW (and time loops or resets or whatnot) if they want it to. There is no exact time frame for the events in IW. Simply because Thanos was mentioned as being a threat to Earth doesn't mean that we are already at the endgame. There's enough wiggle room to make a lot of things plausible, and that's all they're looking for here I think.
However, if there's a new season, and reports are correct and A4 does take place around three years after IW, then I'm not exactly sure how AoS will go from there, as nothing will be resolved in the MCU until after A4 is released.
I can't for one minute imagine that the guys behind the scenes for AoS don't (or didn't) know the MCU plans, and thus were well aware of what Thanos was going to do. It' been mentioned before that the writers keep in touch with each other as to stay coherent with the plots and such.
We're pretty far behind in the UK, but this is interesting as it sounds like they'll definitely explore the after-effects of Infinity War somehow.
I agree but then many don't think the the movie side can trust the TV side even after proving their security in The Winter Soldier run up. Even without exact script knowledge the movie is an adaptation of a comic so overall themes are known by all of us
They kept details secret from the cast. What makes you think the tv division would have inside knowledge?
I'm sure they may have had some ideas, but I don't think they knew about the snap and 50% genocide. I think they anticipated it and made assumptions and guesses.
Right now there probably busy re-writing the finale script so it lines up with IW events. They didn't know before hand.
If AOS is cancelled and ends with S5 -> good, it's the perfect time to end the series.
If AOS is forced into continuing into S6 -> have the Agents cross into the multiverse and have S6 take place on an alternate Earth (perhaps a reality where Inhumans are in power and run the planet). That way there would be no conflict with the MCU proper and the events of IW and A4.
I think they should just end AoS and do a spin off show with Deathlok.
Coulson hinted that Deathlok has been running side missions for him, there's plenty of stories you could create.
Or maybe do a variation of Secret Warriors for tv.
I think it's best that Season 5 is the last for Coulson and Crew. If they bring back season 6, the writers will once again find some way to make "Coulson and Company" wanted by the authorities for the 6th straight season. Marvel TV should have just stuck with AoS and Agent Carter because at least those two are connected to the movies. They have never branched out to the Netflix series and if they did, they should have made it a completely separate universe, like how Warner Brothers does it with the DCEU and the Berlanti DC TV Universe but Jeph Loeb comes off looking like a moron for saying that everything is connected.
I would be for a gigantic not a two hour "Year Of Hell", but that presupposes that characters with announced future movies come back without a total MCU soft reboot.
I am thinking no more fugitive S.H.I.E.L.D but that Secretary General Ross is discredited and even if seen as a Dirty Dozen earning their global pardon we will get back to a pretty Hydra emergence S.H.I.E.L.D