‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Coulson Lives Spoiler Discussion – Worth the Wait?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated January 7th, 2014 at 9:48 pm,

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It’s been the sole mystery which has been driving Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the start, and now the time has finally come to reveal what all happened to Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) after he heroically died in The Avengers and was whisked away to “Tahiti”, leaving behind a certain cellist with a broken heart.

After being kidnapped by Centipede – and unceremoniously killing Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) in the process (or not) – Coulson was held captive in “the town that the bomb forgot”, surrounded by hundreds of miles of desert. Though Coulson initially fought off the pokes and prodding of Raina (Ruth Negga) and the phoned-in Clairvoyant, he quickly folded when details of how his beloved musician handled his death were revealed.

As it turns out, Coulson was not on a beach in Tahiti; instead he was strapped to a gurney with doctors surrounding him as he continuously begged them to let him die, and throughout the operation, a machine was operating on his exposed brain. Agent Coulson was dead for days, and it wasn’t until the seventh operation that they were finally successful in bringing him back to life. That’s it!

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So after 11 hours of television entertainment… was the partial reveal worth it? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments!

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  1. Okay. Here’s my theory based on the lastest episode. It said Nick Fury moved heaven and hell.

    Loki’s daughter is named Hel, and she’s the ruler of the Norse underworld, and doesn’t get along with her father. Coulson died in battle with an Asgardian and as such may have fallen into her realm.

    Maybe Fury didn’t move Hell, maybe his pleas moved (emotionally) Hel.

    • Nah.

    • NOPE!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Serenity priest said something like “no normal doctor would have operated on him”

    Dr. Strange anyone?

    • Ah, but there HAVE been overlaps. There was an episode where Thor was mentioned and made a cameo. Lady Sif herself showed up in an episode as well, and events from Thor and The Avengers were referenced when she arrived. The fall of SHIELD and Captain America’s victory over the helicarriers were also mentioned as well. Nick Fury comes out without his eye patch (which he burned in CA2). If anything, there’s surely keeping the continuity alive.