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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Finale Date Revealed

[SPOILERS for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 Episodes 1-15 Ahead.]

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to the airwaves on April Fools' Day - a tad ironic, considering that life will be more serious and fraught with peril than ever for Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his tight-knit team. The show's heroes are on a mission to take down the season's big dangerous baddie, i.e. the enigmatic Clairvoyant; before that happens, they'll have to get through Deathlok (the Clairvoyant's cyborg mind-slave Mike Peterson, played by J. August Richards), in addition to having to cross paths with certain high-ranking governmental officials who may not necessarily be allies to their cause.

On top of that, there's still the mystery of why S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was so determined to bring Coulson back from the dead after his Loki "incident," why Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) has been trying to keep a lid on that secret, and just who/what is that big Dr. Manhattan-esque alien - literally, the reason that Coulson and Skye (Chloe Bennet) are still alive.

In other words, the stage is set for (we hope) lots of quality action, narrative resolution, and development of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the remaining seven episodes of the series' first (and, so far, the only confirmed) 22-episode season.

Fortunately, there won't be any additional breaks in the airing schedule once the show returns with "End of the Beginning" on April 1st, as ABC has announced that the S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 finale (which doesn't have an official title yet) will be unveiled on May 13th.

Here's additional confirmation on that, via Gregg:

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