I’ve been seeing posts from friends that there are people saying that philinda came out of nowhere. I find that shit
hilarious. and to make it a bit funnier, some also said that Melinda
Qiaolian May opening up to Phillip J. Coulson is out of
So, here’s me shoving philinda
down your throat because apparently that’s what season 4 does. I will not even be
going to put ‘read more’ to this to shove it further. deeper. Until you
Before we actually start, just
so you know, Phil Coulson and Melinda May had been in each other’s history.
That’s a fact.
We first saw Philinda back in
season 1 during the Pilot episode. Melinda had been briefed about the group
that Phil had been assembling. Words like these had been exchanged:
“and you don’t need me”
“I do, cause we’ll be running ourselves, making the ops, making the calls…”
Words that somehow showed that they already
knew each other back in the day. What they were to each other wasn’t clear for
us then. Phil
was also reassuring Melinda that they will not have a combat op but
technically, it was inevitable because by next episode, they encountered one,
in which Phil Coulson specifically visited Melinda in the cockpit to apologized
because it wasn’t supposed to be that. And so,
out that she wasn’t just a pilot considering Grant Ward knew her—heard of her,
whatever. She’s a Legend. Even the Fitzsimmons heard things about her. (see: Season
1 Episode 2) It was something odd because why would a freaking legend be in
administration? Turns out, Phil Coulson knew the story but well not all of it.
(See: Season 1 Episode 9) Boundaries and all. (see: Season 2 Episode
described her as always quiet, warm, fearless in the different way, getting in
trouble, pulling pranks, thought rules are made to broken. (See: Season 1
Episode 9) We’ve seen those traits back in Melinda episode on season 2 and
in The Man Behind SHIELD episode in our current season, season 4. In which by the way, they’re basically a huge
part of each other there.
Melinda episode, we’ve seen that Philinda were already partners there. Melinda
was married to Andrew, and they were partners. Phil was there when Melinda
walked out of that building that scarred her. Phil was there to tell her to let
the girl go. Melinda there was all smiley, she’s different from the Melinda
that we’ve seen in past episodes. The Melinda in this was playful and
impatient. She still is but it’s more obvious.
In Man Behind SHIELD episode, we’ve seen snippets
of their relationship before Bahrain and before their respective relationships.
Melinda even teased Phil about their first undercover job where they were
married couple. In which it seems as though, this particular undercover is
Sausalito that they talked about back in 2x04, where Melinda said she just took
the dance pre-requisite to graduate and Phil said she wasn’t thrilled when they
were assigned in Sausalito.
then, Bahrain happened. Phil died and he was resurrected so now we are watching
this damn show and you obviously meet your favs, in my case, those dumb idiots
called Phil Coulson and Melinda May.
1 Episode 17: Turn Turn Turn. This episode is one of the most pivotal moments
for the fandom. While patching her up—in which apparently, he’s the only one
who can patch her up (see S01E13) – in the episode was where the lines that are
carved in every philinda fans head came from.
“You mean a lot to me. A lot.”
talk about “I didn’t do it for Fury, I did it for you, to protect you, I— “line
first. Fury may have ordered her to do what has to be done because Fury knew
that they’re inseparable. Fury trusted Melinda for Phil’s safety but he also
trusted her to make the right call and he knew that Melinda will always have
his back. However, Melinda didn’t go back to field because Fury asked him to
but because she wanted to. Maybe there’s guilt since she’s supposed to be part
of Avengers initiative (see Melinda Episode S02E17) but Bahrain
happened, she wasn’t there to protect him and he died. But noticed the “I—“part
there and how she stopped and changed it to “You mean a lot to me.” and
to even emphasized the point she repeated “a lot” If that doesn’t tell
you something then I don’t know what to say really. And to help you more, Phil
did say on season 4 this line: “Her name is Melinda May and she means everything to me.”·
“An open Melinda to Phil is OOC”
Philinda End Scene, Melinda asked Phil a simple question before she said a line
that engraved on every Philinda Shipper. She asked him this:
“Do you know how long it has
taken me?” Phil nodded.
was just a small scene compared to the big “The
point of these things is to
remind us that… There is no going back, there's only moving forward. You feel different because you are different.” But that one scene actually show that
Melinda had always been opened to Phil, in terms of feelings. Phil is her
constant. We found out in Bahrain how things got shitty. And shitty is an
understatement. If you’re going to point out another type of openness? Have you watched
the episode where she called him “rusty?” or that part where she actually
smirked when she said she wanted the solitude? They even had a conversation in
which Phil is the only one speaking while she’s doing tai-chi… like it’s the
most normal thing to do for them. How open exactly are you talking about? I
mean, Melinda had always been like that to Phil. Her LMD however, had no chill.
they are also each other’s driving force. Not to mention, they didn’t know each
other in the framework but they immediately trust each other.
they have is loyalty, trust, friendship and deeper understanding of each other. There are signs all over the place that points out that they have something for each other. Have you seen May’s face when she thought Phil’s gone? Have you watched the sigh of relief every fucking time she figured out that he’s not dead? Where were you when Phil said “it’s like you never left?”, “i lost my right hand too?” or that moment when he prioritized her than the president? It’s been there all along. Out of nowhere? yeah right…
no matter what points I say in this, in which, I basically missed probably more than half of it… but yeah, It’ll
be hard to notice their subtlety back in season 1, 2, and 3 especially when you’re
too focused on something else and not them. Only this time they were given this
huge amount of acknowledgement because they are both finally healing. And just
like what the writers and exec prod said, they’re finally giving this two a
chance because it seemed like they sidelined them a lot.. that alone is already
a point that Philinda had always been there. Melinda May and Phil Coulson
already had something way before season 4. So if you do not know Melinda May or
Phil Coulson or Philinda.. then, just rewatch the damn show. Have a good day!
ps.. to those who were saying that Melinda May has no feelings and all that other non-emotion ice queen crap.. this is from season 1 episode 1: (the woman shows her emotions to people who are worthy of it.)