The odds are against the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But that’s when they fight their hardest. The two part series finale begins with “The End is at Hand.” The team fights to save Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Deke (Jeff Ward).
So much happens in such a short time. It’s been a great ride, but it’s not over yet. We still have to win.
We start where we left off. Nathaniel Malick (Thomas E. Sullivan) and the Chronicoms just decimated S.H.I.E.L.D. by destroying all of the known S.H.I.E.L.D. bases, except the Lighthouse. Malick has his team, Kora (Dianne Doan) and John Garrett (James Paxton) with him in space as they prepare to join Sybil (Tamara Taylor) and her Chronicom army. BTW, Kora knows Malick killed her mother.
Agents Coulson (Clark Gregg), May (Ming-Na Wen) and Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova Buckley) are in the Lighthouse. Agents Johnson (Chloe Bennet), Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), and Director Mackenzie (Henry Simmons) are on the quinjet headed for the Zephyr. And Deke and Simmons are Malick’s hostages. Malick is still looking for Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), but Simmons has completely forgotten who Fitz is.
THE END IS AT HAND
Mack, Daisy and Sousa land on the Zephyr and scan for Simmons and Deke. The Zephyr is empty, so the Chronicoms don’t know they are there. Malick took the Simmons and her grandson to a holding cell and the Chronicoms injected something into Simmons to dissolve her implant. Poor Diana.
Malick finally meets Sybil in her physical form and he’s quite impressed. She’s not impressed with Malick though. He wasn’t able to get any information out of Simmons. She assumes Fitz is dead and if he’s not, she wants his location.
Coulson, May and Elena are still in the Lighthouse and they know Sybil is coming for them. Coulson hears a strange noise and assumes it’s the Chronicoms. They initiate lockdown protocols just in case.
WHO RUNS THE WORLD?
Kora asks Malick about killing her mother and Malick says he was protecting Kora. He lies to her saying Jiaying (Dichen Lachman) wanted her dead. He promises to bury everyone who ever hurt Kora. While they settle that, Garrett teleports into the Lighthouse and starts setting bombs everywhere.
Simmons feels a tingling in her brain and starts forgetting things. She has no idea who Fitz is so Deke does his best impression of his Bo Bo to remind her. Whatever the Chronicoms injected into her is messing with all of her memories. She does remember that she has a secret.
Daisy finds Simmons and Deke and prepares to rescue them. She also finds Kora, but doesn’t really care that she’s on the ship. Before she leaves, Sousa kisses her, making Daisy very happy. And impressing Mack.
May finds Garrett on the security cameras setting “Chroni-bombs” on the lowest level of the base. Elena remembers the device that Fitz made to detain future Garrett. Coulson understands tech now so he says he can build it, but he needs Elena to capture Garrett.
Daisy literally strolls through the ship to find Simmons. Sybil realizes that Mack is unexpectedly on her ship, but it doesn’t matter. She won. S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone and the war is over. Sybil sends hunters to kill Mack and Sousa. Malick wants to go after Daisy, but Sybil has a plan. She tells him not to interfere. The odds of finding Fitz are 11% higher if Daisy finds Simmons.
Mack can’t believe that S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone. Sousa says the lighthouse can survive everything. They just need to get back and regroup. They owe it to Daisy, Deke and Simmons. That puts a fire in Mack and he tries to shoot the hangar doors with missiles from the Zephyr. The missiles are ineffective. Time for plan B…whatever that is.
Daisy’s presence surprises Kora. Malick goes off on how evil and hateful Daisy is. He believes Daisy and S.H.I.E.L.D. are the bad guys. He and Kora are the good guys and they are going to stop S.H.I.E.L.D. and then rule the world. Malick doesn’t care about Sybil’s plans, he wants to end Daisy now.
X MARKS THE SPOT
Coulson spray paints a big red X on the floor and waits with May. They talk about how much they have changed in the last few years. Garrett appears directly on Coulson’s X. He finds it interesting that they are there waiting for him with cuffs. Before he realizes what’s really going on, Elena swoops in and handcuffs him to Fitz’s device. Garrett tries to get out, but only hurts himself trying.
Coulson and May ask about the location of the Chroni-bombs. There are a dozen around the bottom level and the bombs will go off at any minute. Coulson tells Garrett to call off the bomb squad. Garrett contacts Malick to let him know he’s trapped at the Lighthouse and asks Malick to stop the explosives. Malick doesn’t care that he’s trapped in the Lighthouse. He plans to go forward with the explosion and thanks Garrett for his service.
There’s no time to get to the surface. Elena takes the last bomb and runs. The other bombs go off, causing some of the hallway to collapse. Coulson grabs May and shields her from the debris. When Elena returns, she quickly finds Coulson and May are okay. Elena gathered as many bombs as she could and put them in one area of the base to go off. That way the entire structure wouldn’t fall. They look for Garrett and he’s hurt pretty badly.
Sousa and Mack look for another way to blow the doors open, but they don’t have anything bigger or more powerful. The Chronicom hunters arrive to take Mack and Sousa’s faces. Mack uses a Thunderstick to release a wave of sonic energy to get rid of the Chronicom threat. Meanwhile Daisy realizes the Chronicoms won’t stop her from finding Simmons and that’s creepy.
Coulson brings the computers back online while Elena looks for an exit. There is too much debris and Elena cuts her arm on rebar. Garrett wakes up and is so mad at Malick for leaving him to die. He decides to switch sides and help S.H.I.E.L.D. With the computers up, Coulson hears the strange signal again.
Daisy finds Simmons and Deke, but Simmons doesn’t remember her. She’s actually a little scared of Daisy. Deke says her memories come and go. Simmons is very interested in Daisy’s outfit and asks if she can have an outfit like it. That’s the only way they can get Simmons to go with Daisy so they say yes.
While they walk to the Zephyr, Simmons rambles through her memories. She can’t remember who she’s married to. Sybil is monitoring Simmons’ memories. The implant is fully dissolved. Malick paces around Sybil, and Sybil realizes that Kora is not with him. He is anxious to get the information on Fitz. Sybil assures him that they will know everything soon. As for the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D., they will handle them as Malick wishes.
Mack tells Sousa that they only have 50 shells to stop the Chronicioms. Sousa wants to take out as many Chronicoms as possible. He starts thinking about how the Chronicoms tried to make Helios into a nuclear bomb with just one of their hunters. He asks how much damage they can do with six hunters. Mack says they can do a lot of damage.
SISTER TO SISTER
Simmons continues to ramble about her marriage while Sybil continues to monitor her. Daisy runs into Kora, disrupting Sybil’s plans. Kora distracts Simmons’ train of thought, thereby running Sybil’s connection.
Daisy sends Simmons and Deke to the Zephyr, telling them to leave her behind if they have to. She talks to Kora who is angry that Daisy didn’t tell her about Jiaying’s death. Daisy only wanted to protect her, but that only makes Kora angrier.
Daisy and Kora talk about their mother, but she no longer matters. Kora plans to rule the world with Malick. Daisy knows that’s not what Kora wants. She says they can change the timeline, but she needs Kora’s help to do that.
MORE FIRE POWER
Coulson figured out the strange signal leads to an O84. Garrett offers to help them if they unchained him. It really is the only way out.
Mack and Sousa hook up the Chronicoms to the Zephyr when Deke and Simmons arrive. Simmons recognizes the Zephyr and goes right in. Deke wants to know why they are making a suicide bomb. Sousa wants to go after Daisy, but Mack asks Sousa to get some duct tape instead. Sybil blames Malick for messing up her plan to find Fitz. They find Kora alone after she lets Daisy go. Nathaniel gets angry and ices Kora. He has his assistant lock up Kora and is ready to whatever Sybil thinks is best.
Daisy returns to the Zephyr and they prepare to leave. Mack and Sousa duct taped the Chronicoms to the missiles for more firepower. It works. They blow the hangar doors open and escape the Chronicom ship.
THE SAFE HOUSE
Garrett teleports the team to the speakeasy and is instantly killed. There are people in the shadows. Garrett reached for his gun when he was shot. Coulson introduces himself and assumes everyone is there to answer the call. Agent Brandon Gamble (Stephen Bishop) steps forward. More Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are hiding in the shadows. All of them got the call to bring an O84 to the party. Most of the O84s are in brief cases.Coulson starts opening up cases and examines the contents. Daisy, Mack, Sousa, Simmons and Deke reunite with the team, but Simmons doesn’t remember anyone.
Simmons recognizes the pieces to the puzzle though and starts putting it together. Mack informs Coulson that the Chronicoms are coming. Everyone starts watching Simmons. She says the pieces need to be married. An older gentleman walks in with the final piece. He says Enoch or one of the Koenigs gave it to him for safe keeping. Coulson believes Enoch deposited the pieces over the decades for them to use against the Chronicoms.
Simmons takes the last piece and says it’s a singing key. She hits the key on the bar and holds it to her new device. The ringing opens up a secret door in the speakeasy. Simmons takes the devices to the secret room and sets it in a cut out on a table. She starts remembering her wedding and that everyone on the team was there. She got married and she has proof.
Simmons takes her wedding ring off and puts it in the device. The device starts spinning and opens up a portal. Someone drops down from the portal. IT’S FITZ!!! He’s happy to see everyone and tries to hug Simmons, but she doesn’t remember him.
Sybil detects a massive power drain in New York City. Malick remembers that S.H.I.E.L.D. had a safe house there. He wants to go to the speakeasy and finish off S.H.I.E.L.D.. Sybil says there’s only a 22% chance he will be successful, but there’s a 100% chance this is the last time the S.H.I.E.L.D. team will ever be together. The end is at hand.