Agents of SHIELD is staring the cancellation reaper in the eye, with the ABC drama all but cancelled after five seasons.
However, the series will hit its landmark 100th episode on Friday, an installment that will serve as a “love letter” to the fans who have stuck with the series for half a decade, Marvel chief Jeph Loeb tells EW:
“In many ways, it’s a love letter to our fans who have stayed with us through five seasons, and gives out a number of secrets that maybe even they haven’t thought were secrets, and moves the story ahead in a way that’s quite remarkable. But more than anything else, it’s really a celebration of the family that is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
EP Jeffrey Bell adds:
“When we started talking about what a 100th episode should be, we felt it should tip its hand to the past. It should have a couple holy sh– shocking moments, and it should point the needle in some new and surprising direction.”
With cancellation on the horizon, the fifth season finale will also serve as a series ender, joining the one-and-done Inhumans in the graveyard.
Are you excited for the 100th episode? How do you feel about the SHIELD‘s imminent demise?