Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD Season 5: Can We Really Trust Reality?

Posted by November 30, 2017 Comment

One of the big segments from last year’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was when the team went into the Framework thanks to Aida/Madam Hydra (Mallory Jansen). It was a completely rewritten world where HYDRA was in charge and characters like Coulson (Clark Gregg) was just a school teacher and May (Ming-Na Wen) was an Agent of HYDRA. It was a pretty messed-up world, but the team finally got out of it at the end of the season — only to be captured by an unknown group. We then see Coulson ending up in space.

Agents Of SHIELD Season 5

With the sudden shift and the team ending up in space — and according to the first 17-minute sneak peek, without Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) — a question comes up. Are they really out of the Framework? Part of the reality Aida made was so she and Fitz could be together. In that world, he loved her as much as he loves Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) in the real world. Maybe this is just some next-level programming stuff?

Well, according to Natalie Abrams over at, she says this is definitely not them in the Framework — they are indeed in space. However, “the Framework will come back into play in a very surprising (and revealing) way soon.” Does that mean we’re going to get more of Aida, too?

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 5 airs its two-hour premiere this Friday, December 1st at 8 p.m. ET.

(Last Updated November 30, 2017 11:29 am )

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