Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Finale Is More Deadly Than Everyone Realizes

In an Inhumans vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. war, nobody wins.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended season two with a bang tonight, airing its two-hour finale that had more death and destruction than anyone on the show even realizes right now. Fellow comic book junkies, it’s going to be a long summer.

When Skye’s mother Jiaying decided to manipulate her fellow Inhumans into a war against S.H.I.E.L.D. during last week’s action-packed episode, she knocked over the first domino in the chain reaction that, in the end, would result in her death, but succeed in her ultimate goal in finding and changing more Inhumans, and making the world a better place for them, despite all the innocent, regular humans who would die as a result of that. But how did we get to this point?

The war between the Inhumans and S.H.I.E.L.D. heats up when Jiaying has Gordon steal one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s quinjets and shoot on the compound, but only blowing up the building with Gonzales’ body inside, destroying all the evidence of her scheme. Skye, believing her mother that they were attacked unprovoked, ends up fighting against May and knocking her out with her powers. Remember the days these two were attached at the hip in training? We miss those days.

Jiaying continues to manipulate her daughter, and heals herself…by taking the life of another. Turns out, the Inhumans have been sacrificing themselves to her for decades so she can lead, but she used to hate it. Until, that is, Hydra’s Whitehall tore her apart and Cal put her back together. According to Cal, she was never the same after that, and turned heartless.\

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