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Old 05-11-2017, 11:54 PM
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:36 AM
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I'm honestly very surprised, but also glad.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:00 AM
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(Are they actually wrapping this up in one more episode??)
I think there's two more?
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:05 AM
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Nope, next one's the season finale.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:13 AM
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Well what do you know, I could have just googled that!
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:34 AM
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:49 PM
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They just had to do some grinding for 3 seasons.
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:07 PM
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Agents of Storytelling Handled Intelligently, Eschewing Lame Developments

Agents of Shitty Hamfistedness, Initially; Expect Later Deftness
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:00 PM
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Soooooooo...

Next season, Agents of S.W.O.R.D?
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:02 PM
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Ha ha.... Hell yes! Spirit of Vengeance Coulson.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:46 PM
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That shit was BANANAS.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:02 PM
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I was expecting thrills. This show is great at late season thrills!
But Mack left me devastated. I was thinking, hoping, really, they might try to do with Hope what Ada did to herself. I'm... kind of glad they didn't.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:28 AM
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Haven't seen the finale yet, but wanted to note that the fifth season will be a mid-season replacement, so it will be a longer wait/might be a shorter season.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:11 AM
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Yeah that was a pretty fantastic finale. Lot of balls in the air and they pretty much managed to land everything, though man a lot had to go right for Coulson's plan to work there. But there's so much cool stuff and fantastic character moments going on it quells my desire to nitpick.

I had to look up S.W.O.R.D that people are speculating about for next season, and it certainly fits, but I also saw someone pointing out that it debuted in an X-Men book which may mean Fox has the screen rights to it...
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:41 AM
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There's not much specific about S.W.O.R.D. itself that would be tied up in rights issues. It's just agents defending against extraterrestrial threats from a space station.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:44 AM
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I thought the finale was good but maybe not great? It feels like the writers left themselves way too many plot threads to wrap up and not enough time to do it in, so some of it felt kind of rushed and abrupt to me.

Pulling an LMD switcheroo on Aida was a fun turnabout (though where'd they even get a Simmons LMD?), but Ghost Rider Coulson felt kind of random and unsatisfying. Few people in the cast have less of a personal connection to Aida than Coulson does, so it was a little odd that he got to have the last word on her. Not a big deal though.

When it was getting down to the wire for Mack and Yo-Yo in the Framework, for a minute there I thought she was going to kill Hope herself in order to remove Mack's reason to stay. That's probably way too dark for this show and not necessarily something I'd want to see happen, but Hope blinking out of existence and thereby solving the dilemma without anyone having to do anything also felt a little convenient? I dunno.

Radcliffe got a nice and appropriate sendoff, even if his speech to himself was a bit on the nose.

For whatever reason I kept expecting there to be a coda to the Framework Ward story, or at least Skye and/or Simmons' feelings about it.

We're going to space, I guess! do we... do we have the budget to go to space


Even if they didn't completely nail the landing, though, this has been a phenomenal season overall and for the first time I'm excited to see where we go from here. Between the reduced budget and the move to the Friday night death slot, next season is almost certainly going to be the last, but at least that gives the writers time to prepare an appropriate final arc.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:50 AM
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The whole "the framework is disappearing slowly instead of just shutting down" thing was a very convenient way to get some drama out of Mack and Yo-Yo at the end. And I was less bothered by Hope disappearing as a solution than the fact that she disappeared after most of the other fake people. Why did that happen?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:31 PM
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You could handwave that folks back in the real world who were trying to help Yoyo and Mac were somehow delaying their deletion even if they couldn't prevent it, and spillover from that led to objects/people related to them also getting bumped down the deletion queue... yeah it's a *lot* of handwave but so is everything about the whole scenario.

One thing I really really liked about this season is all the digging it did into Simmons, Daisy, and Fitz's characters. Some really good stuff there.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:53 AM
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Haven't seen the finale yet, but wanted to note that the fifth season will be a mid-season replacement, so it will be a longer wait/might be a shorter season.
Season 5 begins January 2018. 22 episodes with no hiatus.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:57 PM
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...but Ghost Rider Coulson felt kind of random and unsatisfying. Few people in the cast have less of a personal connection to Aida than Coulson does, so it was a little odd that he got to have the last word on her.

Robbie gives a cryptic hint along the lines of "You know why the spirit choose you, right?" (Coulson said he knew, not that it necessarily makes it any more or less satisfying) Setting up something for next year, I suppose.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, I caught that. It sounded less like the Spirit of Vengeance chose Coulson of its own volition (as it did in that one episode where Robbie, Coulson and Fitz became incorporeal and the Spirit jumped to Mack because it needed somebody to inhabit) and more like Coulson made some sort of deal with it. It remains to be seen what the price is/was, and that's certainly interesting, but it still makes the conclusion of Aida's arc feel kind of random.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:20 PM
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What the hell happened to Sen. Nadeer's brother?
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Maybe the writers forgot about that plot thread. (Or he'll pop up in Inhumans!)
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