The final season is only weeks away! The final season picks up with our heroes, including a newly programmed Coulson LMD, as they travelled back to the year 1931 to save the world from The Chronicoms. Time travel shenanigans will catch us up with Agent Daniel Sousa from Agent Carter and give us yet more back history on HYDRA. Present day shenanigans will see the return of Agents Piper and Koenig(s?). This is going to be bittersweet for me. Agents of SHIELD has been my favorite show pretty much since the beginning. I haven't changed my avatar since the second episode. These characters are as important to me and as "real" as any other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their adventures just as important. Agent Coulson is hands-down my favorite MCU character. Melinda May is a badass that rivals or even exceeds Natasha Romanov. Fitz and Simmons make up the greatest love story in the MCU. The whole of time and space keeps conspiring to separate them and yet they always find each other. Leopold Fitz is a goddamn superhero in my mind. Pre mainframe, I would have put odds on his ability to lift mjolnir. Daisy Johnson, AKA Skye, AKA Quake, is a hero worthy of her comics counterpart. When the show first began, Jed Whedon and Marissa Tancheron said that they had a two-year plan in place. I figured anything else beyond that would be gravy and speculated a five-season run. I was prepared for the show to end with season 4, and fully expected it to end with season 5, as did the producers. The fifth season finale, The End, was an epic and appropriate finale for our heroes. The biggest problem for season 7 will be in providing a conclusion that measures up to The End. My biggest regret about the show is that they were not able to fit season 6 and 7 comfortably into the movie timeline. Speaking just for myself, I currently consider season 6 and 7 to be apocryphal within the MCU timeline. There are ways of including them, possibly considering the references to Thanos in late season 5 to be apocryphal and fudging the timeline, but that brings in the question of who exactly was attacking New York at that time? Hopefully, season 7 will find a way to reconcile things.