Warning: contains major spoilers
Season 6 – what the actual ***? I’d barely published my round-up of season 5 and had sat back to enjoy season 6 and, bam, just like that it was over. I think I’ve been spoiled with 22 episodes to a season so to have 13 episodes was a shock. It also means that I’m now on season 7, another season with just 13 episodes and it’s also the end. Nooooooooo!
So, without any further ado, here’s what happened to our illustrious heroes.
Coulson. Coulson is dead. He is an ex-Coulson. Coulson no more. Very definitely dead. No coming back this time. And then we see Coulson on our screens but now he’s called Sarge. But he’s not really Coulson, is he? Well, only sort of until he’s not. We had a glimmer of hope that our favourite wise-cracking, permanently-smirking, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was back but it’s all just a tease. Luckily there might be another way…
May is dealing with the death of Coulson in the only way May can, beating people up and being as talkative as ever. The re-appearance of a Coulson possibility must be one hell of a mind-screw. And then the mighty May finally falls and gets to join the real Coulson. Except that we all know that death doesn’t really mean you’re dead in the Marvel-verse so May doesn’t get to find peace after all.
Mack has really stepped up as director and has become a lot tougher. He’s still soft and squidgy on the inside though but he does make for an imposing director.
Yo-Yo is dating a new guy as she and Mack broke up. Bad news for the new guy as we all know that she and Mack are meant to be together. It then becomes a guessing game of how the new guy will meet his end so that Yo-Yo and Mack can be together again.
Daisy has finally got a new season hairstyle. She’s quaking all over the universe and has a psychedelic girl-bonding experience with Simmons in a bar on a planet called Kitson. Yep, just when you think things couldn’t get weirder, our agents are now flying around in space in an aeroplane.
Simmons is on the hunt for Fitz. Not the Fitz who died in season 5 but the Fitz who went into a cryosleep to join up with Simmons in the future so he was in the land of nod when the team travelled back in time and Fitz met an unfortunate end.
New Fitz is unaware that he married Simmons as that was the other Fitz. New Fitz was rudely awakened from his sleep prematurely and is having to work for passage on a ship along with Enoch the Chronicom and his new BFF. As we know by now, nothing in the universe will keep him from Simmons, not being planets apart and certainly not being dead (but actually not). He has a bit of catching up to do when he and Simmons finally get together again.
Deke really grows on me this season. He somehow goes out into the world and starts a multi-million-pound company without any kind of social security number as he technically hasn’t been born yet. Despite his use of S.H.I.E.L.D. tech, the man has ingenuity. And money. Lots of money. And also still holds a torch for Daisy – now there’s a flame that will never go out. But too bad that Daisy doesn’t feel the same.
For a short season, it still doesn’t disappoint. If you thought the time travelling in season 5 was far fetched then this season stretches things further with the space travelling. But by now we are so deep into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that it doesn’t really matter, it’s still a great season.