Clark Gregg Teases The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Finale And A Possible Second Season

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coulsonAgents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended on quite the cliffhanger last night. Next week’s episode is the gigantic finale that wraps up many of the remaining threads left dangling over the past 21 episodes. We’ll find out where Ward‘s true allegiance lies, what’s up with Skye‘s parents, a little more about Coulson‘s condition, and whether Garrett will be able to keep himself alive or not. While star Clark Gregg didn’t get into specifics, he did tease some things we’ll see next week and what may or may not happen if the show gets renewed for a second season.

Speaking with ScreenCrush ahead of the release of his new movie, Trust Me, Gregg was asked about whether or not the season finale will have far-reaching implications for the show moving forward and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. The actor says the finale will have ripple effects for everything Marvel:

You will like this answer — and not just because it’s brief: Yes. Yes, it’s both. It will affect both. There’s only one S.H.I.E.L.D., and it’s the S.H.I.E.L.D. of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ and it’s the S.H.I.E.L.D. that I work for.

shieldThe S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners have said there are some things left open to be explored in the second season, if the show gets one, and Gregg seems to think a renewal won’t be a problem. ABC hasn’t said one way or the other if the show will get picked back up, but news on the network’s renewals and cancellations will be coming soon:

I’d be surprised if it didn’t [come back], but like so many people — daredevils, you know, parachute jumpers — anyone who has certain amount of fate not in their hands, we’re all superstitious. But, it looks pretty good. It looks pretty good. I think it’s not just our fans who have been very excited by the way the second half of the season has gone and I think there’s stuff coming in the last two episodes that people feel optimistic about.

But if the show gets renewed, what will be left to explore? S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more. Gregg thinks there’s a lot more story to be told regarding T.A.H.I.T.I. and that blue alien from which the magical cure-all came. When asked by SuperHeroHype if Coulson‘s resurrection may be mentioned in an upcoming movie, Gregg seems to think that’s something better left for the TV show’s second season:

The bastards don’t tell me sh*t. What I sense as a fan, and this is my opinion is that there’s definitely more to the secret of T.A.H.I.T.I. and we had a huge reveal at the end of the last episode when we find out who is in charge of the project and we know that both Coulson and Skye have been saved using this serum from a blue alien. I would be surprised if we don’t find out pretty soon what species that is, super-early in Season 2 I’m suspecting, and I have a feeling that the ramifications of what it means to have that inside of you are much more far-reaching than we know.

We’ll just have to wait and see who is left standing when the dust is settled to see where things could possibly go as far as season 2 is concerned, but if the team keep up the momentum gained after Captain America: The Winter Soldier then we’re in for a treat. Things have really picked up since the movie, so it will be interesting to see just how long the show can keep capitalizing on that. What do you think about Gregg‘s comments?

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