AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Five: A Fan’s Wishlist

- Advertisement -

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight with a 2-hour season premiere. Earlier this week a 20-minute preview of the show dropped on Marvel’s social media, and we got a good look at the agents in their new space habitat. The video has since been removed from YouTube, but the hype remains. Tonight’s long-awaited return has a lot of promises to cash in, but the two hour time frame might just pull it off. In the spirit of optimism, here’s our wish list for season five.

Put The Fitzsimmons Puzzle Together–For Good

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fitzsimmons

Fitz was conspicuously absent from the entire preview. Other characters brought up his absence at least twice in the first fifteen minutes. Please, for the love of Phil Coulson, reunite Fitzsimmons quickly. We know it’s coming. Another season of “will they won’t they” after they already have is pointless. There are plenty of other opportunities for dramatic tension without rehashing this tired storyline. Give the two of them something new to grapple with, or let a different romantic couple take the spotlight for a change.

Keep “Mom and Dad” Apart

Please veer away from Philinda under any and all circumstances. There’s no romantic chemistry between them, and it’s infuriating to watch the showrunners try to make it happen. Their relationship doesn’t have to be sexual or romantic to be strong and important.

For the Love of All Things Flaming

- Advertisement -

That being said, if Ghost Rider returns, he needs to be more than a romantic interest for Daisy. They’re each strong and independent on their own, and they don’t need kissy break time between battles.

THAT being said, Ghost Rider needs to return for more than three minutes.

To Infinity War and Beyond

It’s about time for more MCU tie-ins. S.H.I.E.L.D. is the longest running Marvel TV show to date. It’s been around for half the life of the MCU as a whole. The last tie-in (Civil War) was last year’s Slingshot, which directly referenced the Sokovia Accords. Time for Thor to show up. You want Melinda May to have a romantic relationship with a man who can keep up with her in a sparring match? I know a guy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thor

There Can Only Be One

Zero secret levels to S.H.I.E.L.D. this year. We’ve had HYDRA S.H.I.E.L.D., Secret-secret S.H.I.E.L.D., government S.H.I.E.L.D., Framework S.H.I.E.L.D…now we’re in space. The rulebook doesn’t apply, and there are no precedents (in this version of the Marvel Universe). This loops back to item five—with Infinity War on the way, it would be great to see S.H.I.E.L.D. expand instead of chasing its tail regarding legitimacy.

I Miss My Shotgun-Axe

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. MackMack is officially the team heavy. Kill off whoever else you want, but he needs to keep bashing in heads until this show is rolling in a very shallow grave.

The “E” Stands for Experiments

Some more experimenting with form. Episode 3.5 (“4,722 Hours”) was almost entirely carried by Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, trapped on an alien planet. First, she had to solve the problem of where, exactly, she landed. Then there were questions of survival. Finally, the science of getting back mixed in with the new, complicated feelings for her fellow survivor. The episode is still one of the show’s best, and, as Stranger Things 2 showed with their seventh episode, a side quest here and there can actually enrich rather than draw away from the main story.

Finally: We, the fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., wish that Marvel Entertainment and ABC would wake up.

Agents of SHIELD season 5

S.H.I.E.L.D. has a diverse cast and a loyal fanbase that hung on through the absolute strangest season of ups and downs. After the three-part season four, which introduced characters just to kill them off a few episodes later, started and stopped its story threads, and ended up in SPACE, it’s pretty clear that if we’re still watching, we’re not going to stop. Regardless of every monkey wrench, space rock, demon book, and/or coma, the cast and crew continue to give the show their all. Showrunners Mo Tancharoen and Jed Whedon pushed the show to its limits when its future was unclear. Imagine what they could manage if they had some job security.

What are you hoping to see this year?

Save 50% on graphic novels, statues & more!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Meet The Next Guardians Of The Galaxy In BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1

You might not know a lot about the Agents of Wakanda right now but it’s only a matter of time before some of them become breakout stars. 

A Dark and Deadly Tale Begins In NOMEN OMEN #1

Nomen Omen #1 is the start of a dark and disturbing series from Image Comics. It's a tale of the supernatural coming after what is their due, and so much more.

FIREFLY #9 Shows How The Past Is Never Far Behind

Firefly #9 is a poignant reminder that no matter how far Malcolm Reynolds runs, he’ll never escape his past. This dark issue is perfect for fans of Mal and Zoe.

Review: BLACK HAMMER: AGE OF DOOM #12-The End of an Epic

With Anti-God threatening existence once again, Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, and company are forced to make a difficult choice in Black Hammer: Age of...

Interview: Scout Comics CCO James Pruett Talks ‘MIDNIGHT SKY’ And All Things Scout

Scout Comics has been on the rise for a while now. With a truly diverse set of titles that range in all sorts of...

Review: The Cavalry Arrives In ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3

Absolute Carnage #3 continues the series’ exceptional start and the whole team continues to impress

HOUSE OF X #5 – Get Ready For Your Mind To Be Blown

This week Marvel's mutant mania continues with HOUSE OF X #5. Jonathan Hickman's brain keeps spilling brilliance right into our hearts and minds, this chapter is particularly creative.

Review: Depression’s Effects On Relationships Explored In MIDDLEWEST #11

MIDDLEWEST's angsty protagonist Abel is on a mission to find a way to deal with the uncontrollable power inside of him. Led into The...
Avatar
Jen Schillerhttp://jenrose.writerfolio.com
Jen is a writer with a penchant for nerdy subject matter, and a nerd with a penchant for writing. She is into theatre, Disney, Harry Potter, books and her cats Sif and Dinah. She can be found all over the internet, or in your backyard catching Pokemon. Jen's favorite Batman is Adam West, and she can't be convinced otherwise.

SPONSORS

If you want your BUSINESS to be part of something bigger than itself, you might be a good fit to partner with Monkeys Fighting Robots.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Five: A Fan's Wishlist 3

CONTACT US

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Five: A Fan's Wishlist 4

Are you a creator looking for a review of your book?
Use the form below to end us a message.

Are you a fan of the website and have a comment, question, or concern? Drop us a line, and we will gladly answer all your questions.

JOIN THE TEAM

Monkeys Fighting Robots is looking for passionate writers to drive the site’s coverage of the comic book industry. Authors will be responsible for a particular niche, providing reviews, opinion and news coverage, while building a reader community using his or her multimedia storytelling skills. The best candidates have solid writing skills, WordPress knowledge, and are engaged on social media. Do you love comic books and have a strong opinion, then we would like to speak with you.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Five: A Fan's Wishlist 5

MEET THE TEAM

COMIC REVIEW DIGEST, sign up today! At Monkeys Fighting Robots, we strive to talk about ALL aspects of a comic book, instead of just giving you a recap of the story.
  • Did you notice how epic the colors were?
  • That was a wicked panel layout by the artist!
  • What was the letterer thinking?
  • How did this comic book make you feel?
  • Most importantly, should you buy it?

Every Wednesday you will receive an email with our latest reviews and analyses, as well as our original comic strips and exclusive editorial content.
Thanks for signing up!