This review contains spoilers.
It’s over! We have, at long last, reached the end of the third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and boy was it, er– something. Look, I’ve made no effort to hide my disdain for this show, and the fact that I think this half-season is the among worst the series has been – a low point for the series surpassed only by the truly dreadful first season – so I’m not going to waste time going over all of that again in this preface. Instead, let’s just jump in and get to the meat of this two-hour beast of a finale.
Things start out with a bang as the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are hot on the heels of Hive and his merry band of monsters who, as you’ll recall from last week, are attempting to steal a missile that can be used to disburse Hive’s terrible Terrigen cocktail into the upper atmosphere. Hive and his goons have managed to infiltrate the silo where the missile is being held and are scanning the skies for incoming Quinjets, but S.H.I.E.L.D.’s attack doesn’t come from the sky. Instead, May manages to slip a Quinjet under Hive’s radar by slipping it underwater. As May, along with Mack, Elena, and Lincoln are making their way into the missile base, Coulson, Fitz, and General Talbot attempt to gain access to the kill codes to shut down the missile launch.