‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Series Finale Review: “The End is At Hand/ What We’re Fighting For”

” This will be the last time we’ll all be in the same room together”

Those words from Leo Fitz are just one of many emotional moments that hit hard in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s series finale “The End is At Han /What We’re Fighting For.” There’s a ton of things to touch upon that happes in the final two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but let’s talk for a moment about the main focus of not only these episodes but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D since the beginning: FAMILY.

Family has been the one thing that has connected the team and kept them together for all these years. Bonds have grown and relationships developed. FitzSimmons, Yo-Yo and Mack , Philinda — all powerful ships that fans have followed through all the ups and the downs. We cheered when Daisy slowly realized she found the father figure she was always looking for in Phil Coulson, and the family she never had her entire life in the team.

As the team grew into a family, we feel as if we’re a part of their family too. Sadness at the betrayal of Grant Ward. Shock at AIDA and the HYDRA-controlled world she created. Joy at finally seeing FitzSimmons have a moment of happiness at their wedding.

Now, after 7 seasons, it feels like we are saying goodbye to a member of our family. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the family member we would always spend time with, but never truly appreciated. Now, we realize how much we’re going to miss them.

So as we say goodbye to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D , let us always remember the joys and sorrows this little show gave us. “The End is At Hand/ What We’re Fighting For” showcases all the things that made Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. what it was and what it always will be. At it’s heart and soul, a show about family.

So let’s talk about the Positives (There were no negatives) of the series finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. :

POSITIVES

  • Our team got their “Happily Ever Afters.” One worry of every show’s finale is that the characters you love won’t get that happy ending. That’s the one thing we want for them. Thankfully, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D gives us those moments that bring happy tears to our eyes. So let’s go one by one on what happens to each team member.
    • Coulson – Got to ride off into the sunset with his one true love – his car Lola (Well, besides May of course.)
    • Mack – The man at S.H.I.E.L.D. Even has his own helicarrier now too!
    • Yo-Yo – Still with Mack and still a kick-ass S.H.I.E.L.D agent with her two partners: Piper and a LMD Davis.
    • Deke – Sacrificed staying in the 1980s so the team could get into the Quantum Realm and alternate timeline. Might be the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D or a big-time rock star. Or both.
    • May – A teacher at Coulson Academy with Flint as a teacher’s assistant or student. Not sure which, but just very happy to see him again!
  • And now my two favorite happy endings:
    • FitzSimmons – Reunited with their daughter Alya, after spending many years building the machine that would rescue their friends, If any two people more deserving of a happy ending like that, it’s these two.
    • Daisy – Traveling through space with her boyfriend Daniel Sousa and her newly found Sister Kora. Remember when we first met Daisy, she was all alone without any family. Now she’s knows that not only does she have people who care and love for her, she’s being a hero, with the man she loves and a sister she rescued. If there’s a better ending for Daisy “Quake” Johnson, I don’t want to hear it. This one’s pretty perfect.
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  • In typical FitzSimmons fashion, the road to their reunion and then said reunion was filled with a ton of roadblocks. Throughout “The End is At Hand” Simmons is suffering through her memory loss of Fitz, but is able to remember to reconstruct the device that brings Fitz back from the quantum realm. Then for much of “What We are Fighting For” Fitz tries to help Jemma remember everything, which eventually she does during the big final battle with the Chronicoms. Including starting a family together and having a daughter by the name of Alya.
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  • Of course Fitz and Simmons’s kid would have the most adorable British accent.
  • Daisy dusting Nathaniel Malick as the team is able to turn the Chronicom Hunters from enemies to friends was such a perfect way for the last mission to end.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D also still gave us funny moments even at the end. Perfect example of this is when Daisy goes to rescue Simmons and Deke. Jemma immediately asks about Daisy’s suit, since she can’t remember her and asks if she can get one as well.
  • Simmons thinking Deke’s impersonation of Fitz was James Bond was pretty hilarious too. Though Fitz >> James Bond.
  • Seeing familiar faces at the end helping the team such as Piper, Flint, Victoria Hand(!) was pretty lovely to see.
  • Sousa kissing Daisy and having their first official kiss. The best thing season 7 gave us besides this finale was the relationship between these two. Seeing it slowly grow and culminate in this kiss is exactly a perfect example of how good the writing and acting were on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. At first we didn’t think of this pairing ever happening, and by the end, we’re rooting for them to be happy together forever.
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  • Glad Kora finally saw the light and helped the team against Malick. It would have been interesting seeing a episode or two of her working together with the team, but seeing her with Daisy at the end was just as nice.
  • The virtual roundtable at the end in the bar brought a few tears to my eyes, especially when everyone was saying goodbye to the other members of the team.
  • I WOULD WATCH A SPIN-OFF OF DAISY, SOUSA AND KORA TRAVELING THROUGH SPACE. HINT HINT DISNEY +.

Finally, we just want to say to the cast and crew and everyone who ever worked on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: THANK YOU. Thank You for 7 years of adventure. Seven years of excitement and angst. Thank You for everything, Agents.

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