'Agents of SHIELD' Season 6 Gets Greenlight at ABC

For the last two years, Agents of SHIELD fans have had to hold onto hope ABC would continue to invest in the series, and thankfully, the wait is over. The network has renewed Agents of SHIELD for Season 6.

Last year, I wrote a love letter to the show while we waited for renewal, comparing it to the breadcrumbs that hold together your grandmother's homemade meatball. Thankfully, ABC has spared you another outlandish analogy. While the episode order has decreased from 22 to just 13, it's still a huge win for Marvel fans looking to experience the Cinematic Universe on a smaller scale.

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Unfortunately, the renewal does not quell anxiety heading into the Season 5 finale. Last week saw the SHIELD agents presented with a choice: save the world, or their fearless leader, Phil Coulson. Perhaps their decision will become less simple in the finale, but either way, Coulson has just hours before his body finally gives up. The injury he suffered way back in The Avengers from Loki's scepter has resurfaced. The team hasn't been able to find a cure all season, until Daisy found the last sample of centipede serum last week. It can be used to either save Coulson or take down Graviton, but not both.

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And all of the above might not matter once the timeline of the show catches up with the Thanos snap. (The Agents of SHIELD timeline is still pre- Infinity War ending.) It seems very likely the Season 5 finale will link up directly with Thanos dissolving 50 percent of the population, as the incident has been mentioned in every episode since Infinity War arrived in theaters. The finale title, "The End," isn't particularly comforting.

Are you expecting mayhem in the Agents of SHIELD finale? What would you like to see in Season 6? Let us know in the comments.