With a shortened final season and loads of questions to answer. 13 episodes just didn't really seem like enough. But, that thinking may have been influenced more by the fact that, I just didn't want to say goodbye to this show. But, sadly AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ended this past week and while sad it ended. Was a little irked by the rushed finale. More of that in a bit!
So, the show struggled with ratings and was on the cancellation bubble nearly every season. But, this show had a lot of heart and a great cast. And, the fans latched on to the series and were never willing to let go. So, ABC thankfully let it go on for seven seasons.
Now, one could argue! That had it ended with season five. It wouldn't' have been all that bad. But, these last two seasons introduced space travel and ultimately time travel in the final series. Which was super fun mostly because you could just tell the creators and cast were having a blast.
This season especially as they stomped through time. Each decade presented a fun and unique opportunity to pay homage to different films (and genres) from the past. Most notable being the black and white, noir episode and the most surprising homage of all, Chopping Mall (which Mack had alluded in past seasons as being his favorite movie).
Overall, this final season was good. The most frustrating aspect being that Fitz, only appeared in the final two episodes. Even though they finally and mercifully gave Fitz and Simmons, the ending they deserved.
It did feel rushed a bit. But, it is really my only gripe. And, as I said before. It is most likely influenced a bit by the fact, that I am just going to miss the hell out of this show.
If you never got into it! I strongly recommend giving it a look. The show was special. Definitely a finale full of heart, and certainly made for the fans, who kept it going for so long.
Final Word: Rushed ending. But, an overall satisfying end to a great series.
Rating: 9 out of 10
WRITTEN BY JASON RENEAU