ATTENTION: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF AGENTS OF SHIELD AHEAD!!!
Okay, wow. Calming down now. Breathe, breathe. That was one crazy finale, wasn't it? So much happened that it would be impossible to cover everything in this article, but let's take a swing at it, shall we?
First things first: Who was the agent in the quinjet? Well, the final minutes of the episode revealed that it was none other than Lincoln, Daisy's love interest and Inhuman with the power to control electricity.
As we saw after his death, Daisy does not take it well. The six-month time jump reveals that she has left SHIELD, now falling into a habit of committing crimes, but trying to make the world a better place at the same time.
What NEEDS to Happen: Daisy's Return
Season 4's premiere will undoubtedly explain the events leading to her departure in detail, but the real question is: Will she ever come back. We saw that Mack and Coulson (who is no longer the Director of SHIELD?) have been tracking her for a long time, with no luck in catching her.
There's little chance that Season 4 will conclude with Daisy still gone rogue. In fact, it wouldn't be all that surprising if she was back at SHIELD within a few episodes. Besides, she isn't the first agent to leave. Remember, May took a considerable leave of absence earlier in the show. Now, she's back and kicking butt even better than before. Perhaps she might even be the person to talk Daisy back, you never know!
What NEEDS to Happen: The Return of Hunter and Bobbi
The past few months have been particularly emotional for Agents of SHIELD fans. First, we learn that one of our beloved characters will be dead before the final episode ends. Then, we are forced to say goodbye to fan-favorite characters Bobbi and Hunter.
No, they didn't die. BUT, they were forced to leave in possibly the saddest character departure of all time:
How about that music, though?
Now, we find out that their spin-off show (and entire reason for leaving) will no longer be happening, leaving Marvel's Most Wanted dead in the water. Hopefully, this isn't the end for our dynamic duo. Since they are no longer obligated to another show, I believe that it would do Agents good to bring back the pair before the fourth season closes.
What NEEDS to Happen: More ties to the rest of the MCU, and vice versa
Many fans have been asking, pleading, for the Marvel movies to include their favorite Agents characters for a while. Coulson appeared in Thor and The Avengers, but that was before Agents began.
Actress Chloe Bennet (Daisy/Quake) has recently spoken out against Marvel, criticizing them for lack of care for their television shows. It is quite possible that the other actors feel the same way.
That being said, what would be better than seeing Daisy fight alongside an Avenger in Season 4, or even in Infinity War? Needless to say, it would be one of the greatest crossovers on the show to date.
What WILL happen: Excessive Awesomeness
Whatever happens next fall, we can be sure that the producers have something amazing up their sleeves. I, for one, am very excited for the next season of Agents of SHIELD.
So, what do you want to see most on Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD?