Just a quick warning before you keep reading, this theory does get pretty complicated. Just try to bear with me, because I will probably be jumping around a bit.
So, as you guys saw at the end of the newest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Well, Coulson has been dreaming about Tahiti.
In his dream, we see Coulson lying on a massage table getting pampered by a masseuse. He tells her that "Tahiti is too good to be real," to which she responds, "It's a magical place." As soon as she says this, Coulson jerks awake, sweating and panting, and clearly befuddled by the dream he just had. When I saw this scene, it made me think of a science-fiction/western that I saw a couple years ago: Cowboys & Aliens.
In one of my past articles, What's the Deal with Agent Coulson (You can go read it here: http://moviepilot.com/posts/1175714-what-s-the-deal-with-agent-coulson ), I said that one of the Coulson theories that I support was that Coulson was a cyborg. I think that the closing scene may have just confirmed this theory (or a theory that involves surgery. The only other one that I can think of is that someone donated a heart, but I, personally, find that to be unlikely overall) using an element from Cowboys & Aliens.
In Cowboys & Aliens, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) has visions of his wife laying in a field, happy. The only irregular part is that she is convulsing for some reason. It is later revealed that he imagined the environment around them and she was being dissected and experimented on by aliens. Is anybody starting to make the same connections as me yet?
What if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is using the same technique? What if Coulson is just imagining where he is and what is happening to him. Could he simply have been thinking (or could it have been an implanted memory) that he was getting a massage, when really he was having surgery in the spot the Asgardian blade went through? I mean look:
The blade went straight through his back, just to the right side. Basically, it went straight through his heart. This would require major surgery, and, knowing S.H.I.E.L.D., probably a good amount of robotics.
What makes me think that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is using this technique though? What's my proof? Well, it's just a little thing, but I think it means something. If you were to go back and watch that scene of the episode, and look at this picture, you can clearly see that the masseuse woman is working straight over the area that he was stabbed in. This could be a huge discovery, but it also could be nothing.
What do you guys think? Does this completely shake your views of what could have happened to Agent Coulson? Or is this just some sort of weird coincidence? Let me know in the comments!