Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 6 has come and gone and now it’s time to delve into the best moments of this MCU TV show.
Every season Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes bigger and better risks with storylines. Season six expanded beyond Earth. Not only did a team search for a lost agent in space, but a threat from outside the planet came to Earth with one very big plan.
Though the scope of the show was bigger, a lot of the character moments reigned the story in. There were plenty of lighthearted moments to give fans a breather during the action-heavy season. Likewise, a lot of emotional moments and character growth were there to satisfy fans. All types make the list of the best moments from season six.
Sarge Remembers His Family
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. built a lot of mystery around who Sarge really was. Daisy was initially in denial that any part of Coulson could exist in the being. She found herself proven wrong as memories of Sarge’s “family” surfaced.
Coulson’s memories provided Sarge with a confusing backstory, but the family he grieved for was revealed to be May and Daisy as the audience saw flashes of his memories. When he called Daisy “Skye,” she allowed herself to hope Coulson was still in there.
Of course, that hope was dashed shortly after, but the moment still ranks as one of the best for the season.
Deke Confronts Nana And Bobo
Deke is a fairly polarizing character for the audience. Some hate his perceived selfishness. Others just want him to be part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. family. In the episode “Leap,” both of those points of view collided as he got the chance to confront his grandparents.
Fitz believed Deke stealing technology from both S.H.I.E.L.D. and the future was wrong, and him making money from it was morally reprehensible. Deke pointed out, in a heated exchange, that he left S.H.I.E.L.D. and started his company because nobody wanted him around. Even Jemma didn’t tell him about what happened to Fitz the previous season. The exchange allowed both the characters and audience to better understand Deke’s abandonment issues.
May Saves Daisy’s Life
The audience always knew May was the toughest S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. With the finale, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. proved that yet again.
After Sarge stabbed her through the abdomen, not only did May take out a few enemies on Izel’s homeworld, but she also returned to Earth through Izel’s portal for another heroic moment. Using the same sword Sarge stabbed her with, May ran Izel through before she could take Daisy’s life. Though May was in bad shape, she still made it possible for the team to save the day.
Jemma’s Jewelry Box Opens
“Inescapable” was a great episode for longtime fans. It focused on Fitz and Simmons and their relationship, yes, but it also provided them with a bit of intense therapy.
The episode revealed Jemma had a coping mechanism for all of the trauma in her life. She packed everything away in a jewelry box in her mind, the same tactic her father taught her as a little girl. That way, she wouldn’t have to deal with it. When the jewelry box opened in the shared mindspace, she and Fitz were terrorized by all of her repressed trauma in the form of a monster that looked just like Jemma. The monster even had costume pieces from so many major show events for her. It was a brilliant reveal and Easter egg for fans.
The LMD Coulson Reveal
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. got its start on television with the resurrection of Phil Coulson. It seems it won’t end without a version of him on screen. Though the real Coulson’s life ended in Tahiti with May by his side, we’ve already seen other versions. A Skrull impersonated him in Captain Marvel, he had a Life Model Decoy in season four, Sarge wore his face in season six, and season seven will feature another Coulson.
The final moments of season six saw Jemma give Mack and Daisy a choice. She explained that using Chronicom and LMD technology, they created their most advanced version of an android. He would have all Coulson’s memories and be filled in on the events of season six. Without a second thought, or letting Jemma finish Daisy activated him. The audience welcomed him to season seven.