Marvel TV and ABC have just revealed a couple of new details on the Season 5 finale for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..‘ First they shared that the episode will be called “The End.” Rumors have the series being picked up for a sixth season so this title could have any number of meanings, most of them not good for our heroes. We’ve also learned that the finale will be airing on Friday, May 18th, 2018 from 9:01 – 10:01 pm EST on ABC.
So let’s say that “The End” doesn’t mean the end of the series. It could be anything from the end of the season to the end of Agent Coulson’s life. It could even just be the end of Coulson running S.H.I.E.L.D. even if they find a way to save him or the end for one of the other characters in the series. What I’m guessing is that it will be the closure of the time loop that they are trying to avoid and the real end of Hydra who has once again grown another head. There are a lot of possible meanings behind this title and isn’t something that we should be jumping to conclusion from. Which, knowing the writers and the name they picked, that is precisely what they expect we’d be doing!
If this does end up being the series finale, the writers at least have the perfect title for it. Keeping us in suspense about renewal though makes this quite ominous, and we know that some part of the story will soon be coming to a close.
What do you think “The End” will mean when the fifth season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to a close? Do you hope that the rumor is true and we’ll be getting a sixth outing or should the show go out on a high point? What story arc would you like to see explored in the sixth season? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!