My Predictions for the Final Five
And no I’m not talking about sports teams.
All right so here’s the deal. We’ve got speculation on top of speculation right now about where Agents of Shield is going to go, whose going to die and such and I decided why not I’ll throw my own two cents into this as well. Here is my speculation for what’s going to happen sometime between now and the finale.
Death Watch: These are the characters I expect to either die in the season finale or come very close.
Skye: We talk about parallels all the time between
Skye and Grant. Skye was shot in the
first season, Grant was shot in the second season. Grant had his heart stopped in the first
season so I’m expecting Skye to have another near death experience dealing with
her heart this season. I expect it to
happen in front of Grant much as his happened in front of her at a time when
she desperately wanted to hate him much as he likely desperately wants to hate
her right now. I expect the scene to be
utilized to make baby steps to fixing SkyeWard’s relationship. I would like to not I do not expect a grandiose
ride off into the sunset true love moment.
I’m expecting a little bit of understanding from Skye re Ward and a
touch of forgiveness from Ward re Skye that’s it not kissing or makeout
sessions or anything else my shipper heart desperately wants. (
Side note I’m also expecting it to be Shield
that causes this to Skye again in a parallel to the Ward scene the people Skye
is desperately loyal to almost killing her to get something from Ward it would
fit in nicely with where we seem to be seeing this season heading.)
Gonzalez: I believe he’s going to die. It’s not personal as I love Gonzalez character and I love the actor but I believe his death will be what will unite the two shields under one banner. I also believe it’s likely he will be killed by an inhuman that he is trying to kill capture which will set up next season/civil war and the conflict with the inhumans quite nicely. Given Coulson killed Garrett last season I’m leaning towards Cal or Jiaying killing Gonzalez this season more to set up the parallel of a parental figure of Skye’s killing the “big bad” type of deal than anything else, but I can also see it being Raina, Lincoln or Gordon all three have the ability it could also be a party we have yet to meet or one I haven’t thought of but I do predict that Gonzalez will die by the end of the season.
sorry leaf-onthewind* Not only does Kyle have the Twin Peaks return
coming but I think storyline wise I can see Cal dying and it being before Skye
or Jiaying forgives him becoming the monster he became to reunite them all as a
family. I can see his death being the
catalyst for Skye’s real break with Shield as opposed to this temporary hiatus
we are on now with Skye and Shield. In
case you can’t figure it out I can totally see Shield being the instrument
behind Cal’s death. I also believe this
will be a finale death possibly at Coulson’s hands.
Gordon and Lincoln: These two are kind of in the same boat for me. I can see either of them dying because they are in reality canon fodder at this point and will be used to either cause or assist in Skye’s departure from Shield or add to Raina’s villain origin story.
Mac: As he is the only one not elevated to season regular yet I feel that may bode well for him. He’ll either be a victim of the finale or one of the episodes leading up to it or he’ll suffer from Trip syndrome where he’ll be relegated to wall paper.
End of Season Round Up:
At the end of the season as I said in my interview with zoroark3496 I stated my belief that the season would end with Shield whole and united stronger than before but the original team fractured and scattered to the four winds.
This isn’t an uncommon occurrence in television as NCIS for example once ended the season by taking the core team and literally scattering them to the four winds. Ziva going back to Israel, Dinozzo aboard a Navy Vessel, McGee in Washington DC and Gibbs faced with training a whole new team. They reunited the team in the series premier but fans of the show spent the whole summer wondering how on earth the team was going to reunite and how horrible of the show to split them up. This was at a time when my parents weren’t as big a NCIS watchers as they are now so my sister had to watch the episode in another room but my mom still remembers how upset my sister was when the episode was over so much so that she came out and kicked the laundry basket across the room.
I foresee something similar happening this season on Agents of Shield in part due to the spin off speculation by fracturing the team on the show the summer will be full of all sorts of speculation as to who will be on the spin off and who won’t, which fracture point will the spin off focus on etc. I however have my doubts that for all the promotion of the Marvel spin off that it’ll be a new series this fall, my prediction is that the episode they are hawking as the pilot being filmed to be placed in contention with all the other pilots filmed to be put on a plate for consideration for the fall lineup will wind up being more of a backdoor pilot to a new series starting fall of 2016 like Criminal Minds episode Beyond Borders this season where the introduced a whole new BAU team headed by Gary Sinise which they are hoping will get enough buzz to be able to launch a spin off for Criminal Minds that is my prediction any ways for the spin off.
Back to where the team ends up finale wise. I do not believe the show will address the
issue of Coulson selling Grant Ward to his abuser. I believe the show will hype the St Coulson
trope right up till the end when he turns to Grant and in a benevolent way
offers him a job and a place in Shield again in the finale Grant laughs at him
and tells him that he was never a member of Coulson’s “team” and walks
Side note I also believe the tag
scene for this episode will be Grant focused in the finale as opposed to
Coulson focused as it has become very obvious that we the fans are very much
invested in Grant Ward as opposed to Phil Coulson) I believe Skye will be betrayed by Shield,
either by the possible almost death I hypothesized or by one of the deaths I hypothesized
and will walk away from them intending to join the Inhumans of Afterlife permanently
gain control of her powers and such as well as build a relationship with her
mother. I believe that we are going to
see a very deep schism between May and Coulson and while they may wind up on
the same side, meaning Shield I believe there will be a deep gap between them
in regards to their relationship. I
believe the Council will remain with May as a member and Coulson will be director
and well will see a more balance of powers thing going on where Coulson is the
director but the council keeps him in check sort of thing. I believe this will be a case of May and
Coulson operating as equals for perhaps the first time on the show and it won’t
be a pleasant relationship when the show ends.
I believe that we will also see a schism in FitzSimmons relationship
where one of them, my money’s on Fitz chooses to leave Shield because they don’t
like the policy they are adopting re gifted/inhumans and the fact that Jemma is
right there with them. I can see Fitz going to a regular job either with Stark
Tech or perhaps with another company that has fewer Shield ties as an engineer
while Jemma continues with Shield and starts looking for other ways to limit
inhuman powers and turning Gifteds back into regular humans. This is where I see the finale going everyone
scattered. Coulson maintaining his power
but being alone with it the people who supported him abandoning him for other causes
(Skye inhumans; Fitz for the private sector) and left with people who no longer
trust his judgement and are questioning him (May and Simmons). Hunter, Bobbi and Mac I don’t speculate to
much on because I feel that Bobbi is Shield through and through and her relationship
with Hunter is going to be much like Coulson and May’s at the end of the season
where they are working together but it’s now an icy cold working relationship
with a complete lack of trust and as I stated before I see Mac possibly dying
and if he does die it will be his death that turns Fitz off of Shield much how
I feel Cal or possible inhuman death will be what sends Skye packing from
These are my predictions brought to you all live from me April 18th 2015 before the final five start and before Age of Ultron hits theaters to spoil me as well. How accurate I am well I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how the season plays out.