Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recently returned for a time-traveling seventh and final season, and fans are bracing themselves for how it will end. As expected, many have concerns regarding whether the showrunners can deliver a satisfying series finale. We still have plenty of installments to go before that final episode premieres, but one S.H.I.E.L.D. promises it won't be anything like the Game of Thrones finale.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet does not think that fans are in for a Game of Thrones-style scenario when it comes to the show's last episode. What she's specifically referencing is the onslaught of controversy that series wrought following its final season. Asked about whether fans will be satisfied with how the series’ ends, Bennet said:
Yes, I do. 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. It’s part of what I love about it, even down to little wardrobe things for Daisy. For Skye, my color has always been purple, from even the first episode with the purple tee-shirt. Those are little through lines that fans love to engage in, and those are the things that I love to watch in other shows. It’s that thoughtfulness about little aspects that aren’t even spoken about. And so, that’s why the dress at the beginning is purple, even in the ‘30s. It’s still a not to that kind of through line, throughout the whole series. There are little things like that, that I think fans are gonna really enjoy.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had a rocky path since it debuted in 2013, but the fact that it's managed to survive all this time can be attributed to its ardent fans, a sentiment that Chloe Bennet agrees with. And based on what we know about the season so far, it's apparent that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is doing just what the fans were hoping for.
An Agent Carter star is one of the faces that will populate the final season, as fan-favorite Patton Oswalt was also recruited for Season 7. As Chloe Bennet points out, the superhero drama didn't end things there, either. Little flourishes such as Daisy’s wardrobe also serve as callbacks that longtime viewers will remember.
Hopes are undoubtedly high for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s final run of episodes and, ultimately, its finale. For their part, Game of Thrones fans had reasons to be anxious heading into its last season. One of its stars, Maisie Williams, had warned that fans may not be satisfied with the conclusion, which ended up being the case.
In fact, the aforementioned petition calling for a remake of Season 8 garnered over one million signatures. Chloe Bennet sounds confident that fans will be pleased with how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to an end. So hopefully, in a year, fans of the ABC series will have nothing but positive things to say about it. It's definitely what Phil Coulson and his team deserve.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already unleashed a Hydra twist, which opens speculation for how it will impact the agents, so stay tuned to see how things get wrapped up. New episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s final season are airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC as one of this summer’s premieres. You can currently stream past seasons on Netflix alongside new 2020 content as well.