4YE’s Mission Complete: Agents Of SHIELD’s “Past Life”

Did someone ask for emotional trauma? Because this episode had it in multiple forms. Characters dying, others secretly dying very slowly, and poor Elena confronted with a future version of herself who looks like she’s been killed and brought back to life time and again… because she has. 

The complicated storyline of season five took on several new turns and we’re still trying to figure them out. But we now know for sure that the team is stuck in a time loop with no clear way out so we’re left asking a few questions. Why is Coulson concealing his apparently mortal wound? Can future Yo-Yo be completely trusted?

And, in the end, can we somehow ensure that Deke gets a better life?

Stephanie Coats