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"While your friends will indeed survive, the team will not."
"What do you mean?"
"I have seen the future. Carry on this mission and cherish it, for it will be your last mission together."
Enoch and Daisy Johnson[src]

The Seventh and Final Season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on May 27, 2020, with a two-hour finale on August 12, 2020.

Synopsis

Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out exactly what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world.

Plot

The team in 1931

The agents arrive in 1931. Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie boot up the Phil Coulson LMD while Jemma Simmons briefs the team saying the Chronicoms have jumped back in time to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D., and they have to stop it. She also says that Leo Fitz is helping guide them, but she has a device blocking his location from her and the Chronicoms. A few blocks over, Chronicom Hunters, Luke, Cain, and Abel use an invention to steal peoples faces and put it on their own. The agents go to investigate, dressing up in 1930s attire. At the crime scene they find clues that lead to a speakeasy.

Arriving at the speakeasy, Coulson and Mackenzie meet Ernest Koenig, who owner and also a bartender named Freddy. The team finds out the Chronicoms are going to try to kill Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, the future president and founder of the SSR, at a party. They go to the party, but realize they don't want FDR, but they want Freddy instead. During this charade, Yo-Yo Rodriguez finds out her Inhuman powers aren't working. Deke Shaw and Mackenzie are tasked with saving Freddy. On the way, they find out Freddy's last name is Malick and he is the future head of HYDRA.

Enoch is left stranded in 1931

Meanwhile, Melinda May wakes up from her injuries, and attack Enoch. Coulson shows up to stop her, which she has no reaction to. Coulson asks her why she wan't surprised to see him and she says he's died before and she hasn't felt anything since the injury. Johnson also learns of Freddy's last name and radios to Shaw to shoot Malick and stop future suffering, Mackenzie has to tell Shaw to not do it. The alarm goes off saying the Zephyr One will jump to a new time soon, the team is forced to make a swift exit, Freddy escapes, but Enoch cannot get to the Zephyr in time, leaving him stranded in 1931.

Daniel Sousa and Jemma Simmons

The team touches down near Area 51 in the year 1955. They find out the Chronicoms plan to use and powerful weapon and go to an SSR facility to interrogate agents and stop them. Jemma Simmons uses the alias, Peggy Carter to sneak her way in. Daniel Sousa shows up and immediately knows Simmons is not Carter and tries to get her arrested. He goes to his office to find Johnson posing as a government representative, she tricks him and breaks Simmons out. The Chronicoms then attack and Coulson fights one. Simmons uses an EMP generator to shut off the Chronicom threats, but this also disables Coulson. May talks about how she can only feel others emotions, like an empath.

Daniel Sousa is killed

Coulson malfunctions and sees the world in black and white along with narrating in a 50s style voice. He starts recounting the story of how Daniel Sousa was the first fallen agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is also that night. The team works to stop the assassination but ultimately fail in the first part of their plan. They decide to instead kidnap Sousa and have Coulson pose as him. Coulson is then shot and falls into the water, giving the impression of a dead Sousa to preserve the timeline. Coulson then is fixed by Simmons and can now talk and see normally. Sousa now joins the team on their mission. Meanwhile, Freddy Malick, now the head of HYDRA now joins forced with Luke.

The team jumps to 1973 and reunite with Enoch, they go to Koenig's speakeasy. They find it is now a bar that S.H.I.E.L.D. agents stay at as well as HYDRA agents who are inside S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson and Sousa infiltrate a room and find a list of targets for Project Insight. This is a project that HYDRA used in the future, but the Chronicoms are now utilizing it earlier. Sousa and Johnson are then kidnapped by Freddy Malick's son Nathaniel Malick. The team also find out that Malick is still alive despite dying a few years earlier in real time. Shaw and Rodriguez break into Freddy's room. After a little talk with him, Shaw shoots and kills Freddy saying he is supposed to be dead anyway.

Phil Coulson destroys the Chronciom Vessel

Coulson and May infiltrate the Lighthouse to stop Project Insight but are apprehended by Rick Stoner. Mack gets notice that his parents are being held captive and goes in as well. May and Coulson are interrogated by Ford, but May doesn't feel any emotion coming off of her, and realizes she has been replaced by a Chronicom. They break out and save Stoner from being replaced, Stoner then shoots and kills Luke. Coulson notices a ladder and goes down it. He finds the chronicoms ship and sticks his hand in a machine. He is then transported to see the head chronicom, Sibyl who explains how she could predict the chances of something happening. Coulson disconnects himself and blows up the ship, destroying him as well. May finds Mack and they fly away with his parents. May tells Mack that she can't sense any emotions from them, the parents reveal themselves and chronicoms his real parents are dead. Mack is forced to kill them.

Meanwhile, Sousa and Johnson wake up shackled to a wall in a barn. Nathaniel Malick comes in and explains how he wants to extract Johnson's powers which is just like Daniel Whitehall did to Johnson's mother, he then experiments on Johnson. The experiments are successful, but Malick crumples as he is not used to the powers. Sousa breaks the injured Johnson out and they get back to the Zephyr. Johnson is put in a Healing Pod and Sousa decides to stay next to her. The Zephyr then jumps. When they land, an angry and mourning Mackenzie drives off and Shaw follows him. The Zephyr then makes an unexpected jump, stranding Shaw and Mack in 1982.

Deke Shaw is attacked by Sibyl-Bots

Mack turns around to find the Zephyr jumping away. He then drives off and visits his parents graves. Sibyl works with Russell Feldman to make herself a new body. Mack goes through many months of depression while Shaw tries to help him but can't reach his friend. Shaw instead builds his own faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. over this time, they pose as a band called the Deke Squad where Shaw copies music that hasn't come out yet. Shaw tricks Mackenzie into coming out so he can show him his project. He also shows Mackenzie that Coulson's mind lived on from the explosion and he is now a TV. Mackenzie is not impressed, but after some talking, joins him. A few months later, Sibyl makes her move, sending many Sibyl-Bots to the base and killing a band member, but she is stopped by Shaw and Mackenzie. More months later, the Zephyr lands in this time. They send out May and Rodriguez to find Mack and Shaw, they do and they are reunited. Coulson is built a new body as well.

The Zephyr starts malfunctioning and makes sudden jumps unannounced. Simmons fears they could just jump out of existence. Rodriguez and May get the idea of going to the Afterlife to help Rodriguez get her power pack. When they arrive they see a girl running away from a man named Li. They see Gordon and Jiaying who tries to help them. Throughout the process they realize that the girl, named Kora is trouble. They talk to Jiaying about her and she refers to Kora as her duaghter, revealing Johnson had a sister. The process is unsuccessful and the duo returns to the Zephyr. Meanwhile, Kora runs out of Afterlife and puts a gun to her throat, before she pulls the trigger, however, she is met by Nathaniel Malick who offers her purpose. On the Zephyr, it continuously jumps, Rodriguez realizes the problem is that she doesn't have to bounce back every time, she runs and takes the time drive out, saving them. However, it doesn't work and it jumps again.

Enoch sacrifices himself

Johnson wakes up from the healing pod to see a sleeping Sousa next to her. She sneaks out and finds the team in panic mode. She looks out the window and sees a wormhole. A sequence of events happen and she is then transported back to the healing pod. Confused, she goes to Coulson and wakes him up. Coulson tells her they are in a time loop and they are the inly one's who know. Every time Johnson dies she forgets. She realizes that each jump, they grow closer and closer to the vortex and eventually death. The duo try many things to no success, in one of these loops, Johnson kisses Sousa. They get the idea of taking out Simmons memory blocker to reveal what to do. They try to do that but Simmons dies. In the next loop, Johnson goes with her and they both die. After Johnson gets caught up, they realize someone is killing them. After searching they find out it is Enoch who was programmed by Simmons herself to not let the memory chip be removed. They stall Enoch and get the chip out, Simmons tells them Enoch is the key to stop the looping, but it requires him to take out his heart. They talk to Enoch who removes his heart without any thought. Simmons uses it to jump them out while Johnson and Coulson stay with Enoch for his last moments. He says that this will be the team's last mission together and remarks how Fitz was his best friend.

Nathaniel Malick, who is now working with Sibyl, trains Kora on her power of energy manipulation and then goes to recruit future HYDRA member, John Garrett. Jiaying and Gordon jump to the Lighthouse and say that Malick has attacked. Malick has Kora kills Li for all of the horrible things he has done to her. Gordon jumps Coulson to Afterlife, but Malick greets them because Sibyl had predicted it. Garrett steals Gordon's powers which kills Gordon. Garrett then teleports Malick to the Lighthouse to get Simmons so she could tell him where Fitz is as he is the only person stopping the Chronicoms. Malick battles Johnson and kills Jiaying. Garrett then kidnaps Simmons on the quinjet, unknowing that Shaw is also on the quinjet.

Leo Fitz returns

Malick searches Simmons' mind but is unable to find answers, his forcing eventually makes Simmons forget who Fitz actually is. Johnson decides she has to be unpredictable, her, Mack, and Sousa go to save Simmons. Johnson and Sousa share a kiss before going out. Johnson saves Simmons and Shaw and has a brief battle with her sister, Kora and she is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. They return to the Lighthouse to find that the Chronicoms have destroyed all of the S.H.I.E.L.D. bases which eliminates S.H.I.E.L.D. once and for all. However, the lasers are unable to penetrate the fortified Lighthouse, so Garrett is sent to blow it up from the inside. Coulson times it perfectly and stops him. They force Garrett to deactivate the bombs, but he can't so they have him jump them to some coordinates they got. When they arrive, they find the rest of the team and remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Garrett is shot and killed by a young Victoria Hand. It is revealed by the agents that they all were tasked with holding in to various machinery by a man named Enoch over the years. Simmons who's mind is still jumbled vaguely remembers these parts and creates a machine. When turning it on, a time travel opening appears and Fitz drops down.

Quake kills the Chronicoms

After reuniting with Fitz, he explains the time travel saying they got transferred to an alternate universe and have to go back. However, someone would have to stay behind to press the button to send them back. Shaw decides it is him. They say their final goodbyes and Shaw pushes the button, leaving all of his friends. The remaining agents ask Shaw if he is their new director to which he responds with a quick "yes." The team and chornicom vessels are sent in the future back to where they jumped, 2019, right after the battle with Izel. Fitz reminds Simmons of how they lived many years together since it didn't matter how long they took to build all of the componets. In order to maintain the loop, the part of the team goes down in blue hazmat suits to retrieve a piece of the monolith and help their past selves. While May, Coulson, Johnson, Mack, and Kora go to the Vessels to stop the Chronicoms. The hunters attack the agents on the ground but are stopped by the power of May and Kora to send a beacon giving them empathy and changing their minds to help he agents. Coulson then talks with Sibyl, Coulson reveals their plan and Sibyl asks what happens next to where May falls on top of her from the ceiling as says, "The Cavalry." Johnson engages Malick and they fight. Quake powers against Quake powers. Malick exclaims that he is more powerful and there's no way to beat him without fying. Johnson says that's the idea and sets of a bigger quake that destroys the whole vessel, killing Malick, Sibyl, all of the chronicoms and herself. The team retrieves Johnson's body and Kora resurrects her using her powers. On the ground, Fitz-Simmons run over to a containment module and open it up, revealing their daughter, Alya Fitz. Simmons hugs her as she finally remembers.

Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz finally live a life

One year later, the team reunite in a virtual meeting. Rodriguez says she has to leave and turns off the call. She is greeted by Piper and an LMD James Davis who are bringing her to a mission, she then superspeeds out of the car. Fitz leaves shortly followed by Simmons. When Simmons turns it off she turns around smiling at the sight of Fitz and their daughter playing. Mackenzie leaves next, when awakening he looks out into the sky while standing on a Helicarrier. When May turns off, she is greeted by Flint who remidns her that she has to teach a class. She then leaves to go and walks under a passageway titled, "Coulson Academy." This leaves Johnson and Coulson. After a goodbye, Coulson leaves, Johnson looks at the empty room then turn her call off. She is greeted by her boyfriend Sousa and they both look out onto the stars in space along with Kora. Coulson awakes from the call and opens a package from Mack. Inside are keys, he hist the button and hears a car beep. He smiles as her gets into Lola, revealing that Mack made some upgrades, and he drives away.

Cast

Starring Cast

Special Guest Star

Supporting Cast

Episodes

Image Title Number Airdate Writer(s) Directors
Agents-of-shield-7x01-photo.jpg The New Deal 7.01 May 27, 2020 George Kitson Kevin Tancharoen
Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out exactly what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world.
HYDRAIsBackD23Expo.png Know Your Onions 7.02 June 3, 2020 Craig Titley Eric Laneuville
With the identity of the timeline-unraveling "thread" revealed, the team's mission to protect him at all costs leads each agent to question their own values. Is preserving the future of the world as they know it worth the destruction they could prevent?
Daniel Sousa - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (The Final Season).jpeg Alien Commies from the Future! 7.03 June 10, 2020 Nora Zuckerman & Lilla Zuckerman Nina Lopez-Corrado
A surprise leap forward in time has stranded Enoch in 1931 and landed the team in yet another unfamiliar decade. Now, in order to stop the Chronicoms from launching their newest future-dismantling plan, the agents will have to infiltrate one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most secure bases. They won’t be able to succeed without help from a familiar face or two.
Out of the Past 8.jpg Out of the Past 7.04 June 17, 2020 Mark Leitner Garry A. Brown
It was just another average morning on July 22, 1955, when Agent Phil Coulson realized the importance of that day in the S.H.I.E.L.D. history books. With a chip on his shoulder and a genre-bending glitch in his system, he’d set into motion a chain of events that would hopefully preserve the timeline as we know it and ensure those pesky Chronicoms get the ending they deserve. What could go wrong?
RocketOntarioLakeD23Expo1.png A Trout in the Milk 7.05 June 24, 2020 Iden Baghdadchi Stan Brooks
After a bumpy landing in the disco decade, the team – Daniel Sousa in tow – reunites with more than one familiar face at the S.H.I.E.L.D. hangout and discovers exactly how to dismantle the Chronicoms’ latest plan. But when they get too close for comfort, the Zephyr unexpectedly leaps forward again, this time to a date pivotal to not only the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. but to the future of Director Mack as well.
AoS Promo 7x06 9.png Adapt or Die 7.06 July 1, 2020 DJ Doyle Aprill Winney
The stakes are higher than ever when, after blowing their cover and damaging the Zephyr in the process, the team must scramble to rescue Mack’s parents, save S.H.I.E.L.D. from a Chronicom infestation, and fix the ship … all before the next time-jump. Meanwhile, Daisy and Sousa find themselves at a disadvantage against a power hungry Nathaniel Malick and his goons, and Coulson will have to do the thing he does best in order to save the future.
The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D 26.jpg The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D 7.07 July 8, 2020 Brent Fletcher Jesse Bochco
After being unexpectedly stranded in 1982, Mack retreats to his childhood home to process the death of his parents, while Deke gets to work scouting a chart-topping group of new agents. With no idea if or when the team is coming back for them, time seems to finally be on their side … at least until the killer robots show up.
After, Before 10.jpg After, Before 7.08 July 15, 2020 James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliver Eli Gonda
With the Zephyr’s time drive malfunctioning, the team is quite literally hurling toward disaster and Yo-Yo may be their only hope. The only problem? To get her powers back, she’ll need to enlist the help of an old adversary and revisit part of her past long hidden away.
Enoch's Death.jpg As I Have Always Been 7.09 July 22, 2020 Drew Z. Greenberg Elizabeth Henstridge
A time storm ravages the Zephyr, propelling it toward destruction while simultaneously forcing Daisy and Coulson to relive their failed attempts to save the team over and over, until they find a solution or are swallowed by the storm. Making it to their next destination will take trust, courage and sacrifice from everyone on board, but it will all come down to having enough time.
Garrett kidnaps Simmons.jpg Stolen 7.10 July 29, 2020 Mark Linehan Bruner (story), George Kitson & Mark Leitner (teleplay) Garry A. Brown
After Enoch’s sacrifice propelled them out of the time storm, the team arrives back in 1983 where Nathaniel and Kora are hard at work building an army of hand-selected anarchist Inhumans at Afterlife. When the agents split up to cover more ground, Daisy is tasked with protecting Jiaying and is compelled to confront her mother for the first time since her death; while the others quickly learn they’ll need to face yet another supercharged former enemy in order to stop Malick.
Malick - FitzSimmons - 711.png Brand New Day 7.11 August 5, 2020 Christopher Freyer Keith Potter
With the help of Kora on the inside, Sibyl and Nathaniel continue their fight to shape a dark new future for S.H.I.E.L.D., managing to stay one step ahead of the agents along the way. If the team is going to turn this one around, they’ll have to get creative, and maybe even a little out of this world.
The End is at Hand 4.jpg The End is at Hand 7.12 August 12, 2020 Jeffrey Bell Chris Cheramie
With their backs against the wall and Nathaniel and Sibyl edging ever closer to eliminating S.H.I.E.L.D. from the history books, the agents must rely on their strengths to outsmart and outlast the Chronicoms. This is their most important fight, and it will take the help of friends and teammates, past and present, to survive.
Virtual Meeting.jpg What We're Fighting For 7.13 August 12, 2020 Jed Whedon Kevin Tancharoen
With their backs against the wall and Nathaniel and Sibyl edging ever closer to eliminating S.H.I.E.L.D. from the history books, the agents must rely on their strengths to outsmart and outlast the Chronicoms. This is their most important fight, and it will take the help of friends and teammates, past and present, to survive.

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Trivia

  • This is the only season in which the original Phil Coulson does not appear.
  • The showrunners originally planned to introduce M.O.D.O.K. in the series' final season, but the idea was shut down by Marvel Studios.[1]
  • This is the third season where a former series regular actor appears as a guest actor.
  • This is the only season that did not take any form of hiatus between episodes.
  • This is the only new season that did not introduce a new main cast member.
  • This is the season that has the most different title sequences.

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