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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Absolution/Ascension”, Review!

This week on a very special two-hour season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we find out just who will be the #FallenAgent.

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Everything seems to be going right as S.H.I.E.L.D. manages to avert disaster and prevent a modified terrigen bomb from being released in the upper atmosphere, turning most of the earth into primitive Inhumans, slave to Hive’s will. All was well for maybe five minutes before it’s realized that terrigen mist had been snuck onto S.H.I.E.L.D.’s base and starts turning S.H.I.E.L.D. agents into primitive Inhumans. They break Hive out of containment and use the Zephyr as a new way to release the mutated terrigen. S.H.I.E.L.D. is able to intervene, but only at the cost of a fellow agent. With both Hive and Lincoln aboard a quinjet headed straight for space, the Earth is saved and the terrigen bomb goes off with only two casualties. We flash forward suddenly to six months in the the future, Daisy has gone rogue, Coulson is no longer director and it appears as if Life Model Decoys are going to be introduced. It seems as if there is much to look forward to on the next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Overall, there’s not much more that could have been asked for in this finale. I really appreciated for how heavy these episodes were, there was plenty of humor to alleviate it. Everything from hologram Director Coulson pretending to be Princess Leia saying ‘Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, your my only hope.’, to Doctor Holden Radcliffe (John Hannah) providing much needed comic relief as a slightly self obsessed scientist, this episode did a great job of not totally weighing the audience down. On the other hand, it also did a good job handling the emotionally demanding scenes. Lincoln and Daisy speaking to each other over the radio in a scene rather reminiscent of Cap and Peggy in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ was heart wrenching, I personally nearly cried. The only thing I think they could have done better was give us a bit of space between Lincoln and Hive dying and skipping six months forward. Other then that I honestly can’t think of anything to nitpick at. I hope to see AoS for many more seasons to come. Five out of five stars.