TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 22 – Beginning of the End
Warning Spoilers Ahead
Here we go, after lots of ups and downs, the finale to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is here! Ward and Garrett are flying along, with Garrett losing his mind. Coulson and his team have geared up to go after them. Fitz and Simmons are stuck at the bottom of the ocean. The episode kicks off with exactly what we should expect, and what we’ve hoped for, a solid mix of humor and action, exactly the mix the show has when it’s at its best.
From there, the episode gets a bit choppy unfortunately, as it moves along attempting to wrap some plot lines up. Unfortunately that leads to a hell of a lot of plot issues, with some holes you can drive a helicarrier through.
Overall, everything wraps up nicely, but a bit quickly. There’s some solid moments, and great comments back and forth, but overall, there’s a lot where you just need to suspend disbelief. There’s especially a moment at the end where I screamed out “wft,” but thankfully that ended with some humor.
The episode wraps things up relatively well, concluding a lot of the hanging plotlines, and setting up the next season with more than enough mystery to keep any diehard Marvel fan excited.
The episode if anything felt rushed wrapping up all those things way to neatly and way to quickly. Much like the entire season, this final episode was uneven and choppy. But, luckily the series seems to have found a much better footing, which will hopefully carry over into the next season.
Writer: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Brent Fletcher
Overall Score: 6.75