TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next?” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes.
“Call the Director. We struck out again.”
As if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Season 3-ending epilogue — which leaped six months into a future where Daisy was now a rogue Inhuman dubbed Quake — hadn’t piqued our interest, those seven words from Agent Coulson to field team colleague Mack provided fodder for summer-long speculation.
Had Coulson abdicate his post atop the super-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. organization in the wake of Hive’s near-annihilation of humankind? Or was his title taken from him, given the too-close-for-comfort, last-minute defeat of the Hydra god?
Yet the why of Coulson’s step down is not as compelling as the who — as in, who are he and Mack (and FitzSimmons, once they’re back from that well-deserved holiday) now reporting to? Is it friend or frenemy? A face familiar to the team, or new?
Rewatch the six-month time jump below, then vote on your predicted pick for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new Director.