Now that the fifth season has been given the green light, the writing staff has reported for duty to craft the latest adventures for Coulson, Daisy Johnson, and the rest of the crew.
Because of the forthcoming premiere of Marvel's The Inhumans on ABC we likely won't see a new episode until 2018, well after the new series finishes its eight-episode inaugural season. But that just gives the writing team a heads up on penning Season 5's scripts, which are rumored to air uninterrupted unlike this season's three-pod structure.
The news comes courtesy of many on the writing staff posting that they're back to work on their various social media accounts.
First day back for the writers of #AgentsofSHIELD -- season 5 is alive!— Nora Zuckerman (@NoraZuckerman) May 31, 2017
Series star Chloe Bennet chimed in and gave her own pitch to the writers, hoping for some sense of stability and happiness for the Inhuman agent codenamed Quake.
My pitch: Daisy either needs a puppy or a boyfriend who stays alive/in this dimension. 🤓 https://t.co/dqhDRfqA6v— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) May 31, 2017
It's not an unfair request given that she's only had two boyfriends—one of them turned out to be evil, the other sacrificed his life, and then she wound up with a version of the evil one who actually was good but ultimately a fake construct in an artificial reality. But that's life being an agent of SHIELD!
Season 4 ended with the SHIELD agents being captured by some mysterious armed forces after a Daisy LMD framed the team for the attempted murder of General Talbot. Coulson himself made a deal with Ghost Rider to finally end the threat of AIDA, the villainous LMD who was responsible for most of the team's woes this season.
The finale ended with Coulson observing the vastness of space obstructed by an asteroid field before proclaiming it's time to get back to work.
What does it all mean?! We'll find out when Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC in 2018.
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