TV Recap: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S04 E22) – season finale

All season I’ve been full of praise for this season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Tuesday’s finale didn’t disappoint at all. The three not so separate pods (Ghostrider, LMD, The Framework) all came together for one befitting, finely interwoven episode that put everything to a comfortable end.

So, after last week’s final episode’s appearance from Ghostrider, it will he best to say he owned this episode. If his confirmation that there’s some sort of mulitverse in the MCU is anything to go by, season five promises to be AoS’ biggest yet.

The epic confrontation that was Aida vs Ghostrider was a delight to watch at every scene they featured. The fear on Mallory Jansen (Aida’s actress’) face was beautifully crafted at every point of confrontation. I must say that Mallory is a very talented actress who I hope gets better and bigger gigs after this.

There’s the issue with S.H.I.E.L.D. and its public image. The show features this long time storyline but this time ups its game by putting the life of the only military person on their side in grave danger – General Talbot. Aida’s big play was to use one of those Daisy LMDs to shoot Talbot in front of a dozen eye witnesses and a CCTV camera. Though I’m still wondering why he’d survive a shot to the head… but… it’s all good.

The average human has a lot of emotions  all trying to outweigh itself. The one Team Shield uses to defeat Aida is fear. Fear of the Ghostrider. Fear of been alone and responding with revenge against Fitz for choosing Jemma over her. When Aida takes away her frustrations on Jemma to better send Fitz nuts, it’s those actions that sent Aida to her grave (one she deserved). In one surprising twist, Ghostrider inside Coulson (surprise, surprise) puts an end to Aida. I must comment here that every scene that had Ghostrider in was awesome, beautiful CGI, impressive performance from Gabriel Luna.

I noticed though that Antoine and the either LMDs specially created by Aida weren’t destroyed this season. Time will tell if they’ll feature in season five’s story. And talking about season five, at the last moments of the season, it’s obvious we’re going to space – a certain set of men (could be aliens behind those fleshes) arrest them, only for Coulson in particular to be shown waking up inside a containment in space.

I applaude Jed Whedon and his team for the success of this season, and hope by the time AoS returns midseason, January 2018, they’ll continue with more awesome stories.

Tell me what you thought about this episode.

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