Warning: The following contains spoilers from the two-hour season five premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you haven’t watched yet, you may want to bookmark this page and return once you have. Proceed with caution.
Because as Coulson and the gang found out over the course of tonight’s long-awaited two-hour season five premiere, our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents weren’t just transported across space after being abducted in that diner—they were sent through time. And not just a few days or months ahead, neither. No, they’ve somehow been sent to a distant future where the Earth has been completely decimated—that image of the planet as some sort of crescent moon, with just a very little bit of the Northern hemisphere remaining, left us as startled as May (Ming-Na Wen) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge)—and mankind is hanging on by a thread aboard a space station ruled by the Kree and populated with some especially nasty “roaches.”
Of course, that wasn’t the only surprise in store…
Of course, this wouldn’t be a season of S.H.I.E.L.D. if Simmons and Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) weren’t yet again cruelly separated, this time with the latter being left behind in the diner, as his name wasn’t on whatever list sent that alien dude after the gang. Is he alive? Probably not, considering the state of the planet, but that postcard Virgil was carrying was sent to someone from Fitz, who promised he was “working on it.” So, we’re still holding out hope he’ll save the day from where—or when—ever he is.
What did you think about the season premiere? Any guesses on Fitz’s role in all this? And what are your thoughts on Coulson’s lingering deal with the Ghostrider? Any guesses on when that’ll come into play? Sound off in the comments below!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC.