Agents of SHIELD Teases The Potential Death of Fan-Favorite Agent

Ming Na Wen as Melinda May and Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson in Agents of Shield

Possible spoilers ahead for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


A new poster for the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "The Force of Gravity," hints at the possible death of a popular, long-serving agent. In last week's offering, Glenn Talbot's new gravity-based superpowers unsurprisingly went to his head, as the former general struck a deal with some shady aliens and decided that the best way to save the world from Thanos was to mine the Earth's core for more Gravitonium, so that he might take down the Infinity Gauntlet-clad Titan alone.

Unfortunately, Glenn's plan is destined to go horribly wrong, as the S.H.I.E.L.D. team's jaunt into the future earlier this season saw them witness an Earth shattered apart by the so-called "Destroyer of Worlds" - almost certainly Talbot. This means that before they can attempt a return to Earth to help the Avengers out with Thanos, Coulson and the gang must deal with Talbot and his new friends in The Confederacy but must do so without the aid of Daisy Johnson, who has been taken captive.

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It now seems that Daisy may not be the only agent that S.H.I.E.L.D. will be losing, as a new poster for this week's episode points towards the possible demise of Agent May. As revealed by CBR, the ad features the faces of Agent Melinda May and The Confederacy's Qovas. Crucially, however, the poster comes with the tagline "Only One Will Survive."

Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Force of Gravity Poster

This ad follows on from the recently released trailer for "The Force of Gravity" which includes a scene of May going toe-to-toe with the imposing alien. However, that footage made the battle look like a reasonably standard action sequence and certainly didn't hint at the same potentially explosive outcome as this latest poster.

Of course, the most likely victor in this showdown is Agent May and with only two episodes remaining of the current season, probability dictates Qovas will be dispatched by his Earthling opponent and it is in fact him the poster is referring to. This seems especially likely as the episode's trailer focuses heavily on Coulson looking dangerously close to death, rather than May.

However, it's also impossible to rule out a shock death for Melinda May in this week's episode. As previously mentioned, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 is almost complete and there's no word yet on whether or not another run will be green-lit. As such, it's certainly possible that ABC could've quietly told AoS's showrunners not to bother planning ahead and that numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents could be set for a grisly death in a final blaze of glory before the show ultimately bows out. After all, the season finale is called "The End."

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 continues May 11th with "The Force of Gravity" at 9pm ET on ABC.

Source: ABC (via CBR)

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