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Chloe Bennet, a.k.a Daisy Johnson, might think Marvel should do more to connect the T.V. and movie universes. That is a great thought. However, the recent season three just proved the opposite.

Spoilers Ahead For S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3

Agents Of S.H.I.L.D. has always had a tenuous connection to the movies. Sure, there have been a few big connections. Coulson is there, and the connection to Captain America: Winter Solider probably saved the show. Sif even showed up for a couple of (fun) episodes. For the most part, however, connections have mostly been kept to the background. And that really is the best.

One of the most disappointing episodes this season, "Emancipation", dealt with so of the fallout from Civil War. Yes, that wasn't the only reason the episode suffered, but it certainly didn't help. Having Coulson and Talbot discussing the Sokovia Accords was a way to tie in the movies, but it had almost nothing to do with the rest of the season. The idea of putting powered beings was something that has been brought up before in the show in season two, but hasn't been brought up this season and was a poor way to spend the shows time leading up to the finale.

That finale, by the way, had nothing to do with the movies. And it awesome. Sure, Lincoln's death was the safe choice and maybe a few less minutes of Daisy and a couple more of May (I could say that every week and I do), but it was a great two-hour block of television. And more proof that the show doesn't need the movies.

As good as this season was, many still consider season two as the best and I can't argue with that. The introduction of the Inhumans was handled so well (maybe too well) , and Jiaying and Cal was the perfect villains for the show (we will not talk about Real S.H.I.E.L.D). It also happened to be the season when the started to back away from the movies. It became it's own thing.

The show stopped being a weekly check-in on the MCU. IT became a spy show that just happened to deal with superheroes. It was about fighting Hydra (this show will almost also be tied to Hydra) and finding out you really are. Whether it was Fitz dealing with brain damage, Sky/Daisy deciding between families, and Coulson coming to grips with what it means to be in charge.

None of that has to do with the films.

Yes, would it be cool if we could get an Avenger on the show. Heck, it would be awesome if we could get Daredevil. But neither of those things are going to happen. And that is not a bad thing.


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