Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started out as a spinoff of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, focusing on the members of the titular super-spy agency, with MCU veteran Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) — or some form of him, anyway — at the head of it all.
Over the years, the show has carved out a unique identity for itself, with the cast dealing with lots of characters pulled from all over the Marvel universe, including the Inhumans, Graviton, and Ghost Rider. It’s most recent season saw the cast thrust into the future, and the final season will have them hopping all over time, starting in the 1930s.
That seventh and final season has just begun. Will the show be able to deliver an ending worthy of everything that’s come before? Speaking to Collider, star Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson) thinks so, and she drew comparisons to a recent lightening rod of a series finale to make her point:
This is not a Game of Thrones situation. I think fans will be very satisfied with the way that the show ends. There are a lot of endings. There are a lot of people on the show, and there are a lot of ways that it could go. This show has been kept alive by our fans. I think it’s safe to say that everyone was constantly thinking about how to make it more enjoyable, especially for the people who’ve been watching the show since Season 1.
Game of Thrones ended with “The Iron Throne,” which I think is safe to describe as the most divisive, controversial series finale in recent history. For better or worse, that seems like it’s going to be its legacy, as a reference point people can use when talking about fan backlash. We’ll see how history treats it as time goes on.
As for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we have another few months of new episodes before we reach the end, and people can decide then how good a job the finale does of wrapping everything up.