Turns out we were going to get a direct connection to the Infinity War ending...and it didn't happen because of the film's moved release date. Spoiler: Interview with Jed Whedon and Jeff Bell, coded just to be safe JEFF BELL: Part of what happened was, they changed the release date. WHEDON: Yeah. BELL: And we move at a different schedule than they do and so suddenly everything was a week earlier, and so we had to make some adjustments and that’s how we end up with our story. WHEDON: Right. And the other thing is that there’s certain story points that are so — there would really be no way for us to address it and keep our show intact. Given that there’s another movie coming out, and there’s gonna be constant repercussions of their universe, so what we felt was that the safe play for our story, and for the integrity of our universe, was to operate outside of it. BELL: To acknowledge it was happening, but that we had our own problems and we’re dealing with that. WHEDON: Right, and also the timeline is a little bit fudged in that we assume that the last couple of episodes of our show take place during Infinity War. We’re running in a lot of real-time at the end of the season. As much as I was anticipating the connection, I do agree with them that it's probably for the best that it didn't happen.