Agents of SHIELD's Season Five Space Story Is Still a Mystery

By Katharine Trendacosta on at

After ending a spectacular season four—which included Ghost Rider, Life Model Decoys, and the Framework—Agents of SHIELD will be back for a two-hour premiere on December 1.

At the Agents of SHIELD panel at New York Comic Con, the cast was on hand to share the first 20 minutes of the beginning of season five, and the bloopers from season four. Before we get to spoilers, here are the hilarious bloopers:

The twenty minutes we were treated to provided only more questions, and no real answers. Though they may have alluded to the Kree showing up, as actress Ming-Na Wen confirmed earlier in the day.

Before we saw part of season five, they showed a recap of season four:


The season five premiere began with an extended bit with a bald man in the classic man-in-black suit getting ready for his day—which included taking off his human skin while he showered, as you do—and then meeting a group of men with guns and armour to surround the diner where our team was last seen. Next, we see a frozen Coulson and something white that is dissolving.

Everyone is rolled out on dollies, wrapped in plastic. One was apparently left behind because he “wasn’t on the list.”

Then, Coulson wakes up on a spaceship, where a window has just blown out. With him on the ship are two men, one of whom is almost immediately eaten by the space “roaches” that have infested the place. They, apparently, are just a bump in the road and not the true threat. The surviving man tells Coulson that he’s there to save them, and that he’s a “true believer” in him, whatever that means. That’s when Mack punches him in the head and knocks him out.

Simmons and Yo-yo have been transported to a different part of the ship, where there are bodies that have been drained of fluid. Gross. They run into Mack and Coulson, who are hauling the lone survivor they’ve encountered between them. (When Simmons finds out they’re in space, she says exasperated: “not again.”) Coulson goes through the unconscious man’s pockets and pulls out something that looks like a cross between a key and a flash-drive and gives it to Simmons.

When the guy wakes up, he tells the team that he knows their names and all about them—and that he’s sorry Fitz isn’t there, but he’s thinking of Simmons—and that they’re there to save humanity. He says all of this will make sense when he shows them something. He’s killed by a roach before he can tell them more. On the run from the roach, the group are saved by Quake, who uses her powers to blow it up.

While all of this has been going on, May has materialised on the ship. Unfortunately, she has a pipe through her leg. The pipe is also secured to a wall, so she's stuck. Every time the camera cuts to her, she's trying to get loose of the pipe-in-the-leg predicament she's in, and who can blame her? We also see a guy with a helmet and dark red jacket (it evokes the Star-Lord look, but more sinister) get on the ship.

Just as May gets free of the pipe, the red jacket man comes into the room she’s in, dragging some poor soul's body. He pulls some tech out of the arm of said body, and pockets it. He then notices May and goes after her, slamming her into a wall by her neck whilst telling her he's been looking for her. What a nice chap.

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