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Aug 16, 2020

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP, Agent Haley, Agent Lauren and Agent Michelle discuss the ABC television series Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale episodes “The End Is At Hand” and “What We’re Fighting For,” along with the weekly Marvel News and some listener feedback. The Agents say goodbye to Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. after seven years of covering the series and debrief you on the Agent’s first impressions of the finale, how Victoria Hand had an entire episode named after her, a trip down memorable series finales, how the effects in this finale were mostly movie quality, how “crabification”  applies to space energy technology, Jemma Simmons’ brain break, Haley getting a 1950’s idiom reference, finally the Lighthouse comes to an end and what was so special about it in the series (it’s not what you think), how duct tape and clothes pins and coffee help the series, how and when to launch Chromicon Zombie Missiles, some of our noted missed series finale cameos plus Bill Coat’s amazing finale cameo, an 0-8-4 on a timer, why Fitz could not have been in the season much for the plot to work, a fond look at the last time the team was together, Director Deke Shaw’s selfless act and “deleted” final epilogue scene, how the production team laid out one of the best “show don’t tell” storylines ever including Team S.H.I.E.L.D. in hazmat suits, the epic callback of Piper and Flint and Davis, the symbolism of the containment pod, how May owned the Calvary one last time, detailed break downs of the final fights, how the ending was Robotech inspired as the team fought for family, all the completed character arcs, Haley’s fond remembrance of Sitwell and Nathaniel Malick’s farm, SP’s nitpitcks of the episode, THE SCIENCE BABY, a comparison of the season 5 finale “The End” to the series finale and which worked better, why Lauren is a sucker for “Found Family” narratives, the dreaded post-series finale syndrome emptiness, and why Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be the last of the great genre series on broadcast TV as we come to the end of an era. Plus stay tuned after the credits for over 13 minutes of bonus audio for you to enjoy!




  • Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The End Is At Hand” and “What We’re Fighting For”
  • Marvel News
  • Audience Feedback




  • Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D “The End Is At Hand” and “What we’re Fighting For” were broadcast on ABC on August 12th, 2020.


Main Cast:


Clark Gregg                               Phil Coulson

Ming-Na Wen                             Melinda May

Chloe Bennet                             Daisy 'Skye' Johnson / Quake

Elizabeth Henstridge                   Jemma Simmons

Henry Simmons                         Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie

Natalia Cordova-Buckley             Elena 'Yo-Yo' Rodriguez

Jeff Ward                                   Deke Shaw

Iain De Caestecker                     Leo Fitz

Joel Stoffer                                Enoch

Briana Venskus                          Agent Piper

Maximilian Osinski                      Agent Davis

Coy Stewart                               Flint

Enver Gjokaj                             Daniel Sousa

Harlow Happy Hexum                 Alya

Tamara Taylor                           Sibyl

Thomas E. Sullivan                     Nathaniel Malick

Dianne Doan                              Kora

James Paxton                            John Garrett

Stephen Bishop                          Agent Brandon Gamble

Bill Cobbs                                  Old Man

Katy M. O'Brian                          Kimball

Cassandra Ballard                      Agent Mulcahey

Rachele Schank                         Victoria Hand

Christopher Charles                    Shepard

Joss Glennie-Smith                     Lead Hunter


Rest Of Season Cast:


John Lee Ames                           Dr. Grady

Fin Argus                                   Gordon

Byron Mann                               Li

Tipper Newton                            Roxy Glass

Dichen Lachman                         Jiaying

Lucas Armendariz                       Francisco

David Bianchi                             Javier

Ricardo Cisneros                                    Oscar

Sophie Rabe-Martinez                 Young Elena

Tom Simmons                            Cop

Larry Clarke                               Tom

Philip Alexander                         Joe

Stephanie Drapeau                     Lana

Paul Rogan                                Concierge

Greg Finley                                Tillman

Luke Baines                               Chronicom

Joseph Culp                               Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Karl Kwiatkowski            Patrolman Fischer

Amos Glick                                Waiter

Darren Barnet                            Freddy Malick

Nora Zehetner                           Freddy's Contact

Patton Oswalt                             Ernest Hazard Koenig

Christopher Wallinger                 Copper

Eric Schloesser                          Spectre 1

Kevin Alexander Stea                 Spectre 2

Julian Acosta                              Dr. Pascal Vega

Michael Gaston                           Gerald Sharpe

Christian Gehring                       Lt. Carpenter

Zac Pullam                                Biff

Peyton Woolf                             Barb

Brion Brionson                           Neatnik Scientist

Erik Gersovitz                            Timid Lab Tech

Kara Gibson                               Salty Waitress

Hugh B. Holub                            Tightly-Wound Scientist

Stephan Käfer                            German Scientist

Karson Kern                              Crew Cut Guy

Mary Eileen O'Donnell                 Stern Woman

Alex Ross                                  Well-Dressed Man

Neal Bledsoe                              Wilfred 'Freddy' Malick

Cameron Palatas                        Young Gideon Malick

Tobias Jelinek                            Captain Terrence Luke / Luke

Paulina Lule                               Lilla Mackenzie

Dawan Owens                            Agent Ford

Sedale Threatt Jr.                       John Mackenzie

Shakira Barrera                         Agent King

Patrick Warburton                       General Rick Stoner

Jolene Andersen                         Olga

Austin Basis                               Russell Feldman

Ryan Donowho                           Cricket

Karl Girolamo                            Chip Womack

John Yuan                                  Tommy Chang

Matt Yuan                                  Ronnie Chang

Lynden Orr                                Tawni

Azalea Davila                             Bartender

Lauren de Miranda                      Genesis

Marcus Jordan                            Marcus

Gabriel Sousa                            Durant


S7E12 "The End is at Hand” 

Directed By: Chris Cheramie

2 Directing credits starting 2016

1x Agents of Shield: Slingshot

1x Agents of Shield

Agents of Shield - Producer (74); Co-producer (42)

Written By: Jeffrey Bell

11 Writing credits starting 1994

5x The X-Files

13x Angel

4x Alias

3x The Protector

1x Spartacus

12x Agents of Shield


“What We’re Fighting For"

Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen 

30 Directing credits starting 2004

18x Mortal Kombat: Legacy

1x Supergirl

1x 12 Monkeys

2x Prison Break

2x Legends of Tomorrow

3x Arrow

3x The Flash

16x Agents of Shield


Written By: Jed Whedon

10 Writing credits starting 2004

3x Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

7x Dollhouse

1x Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

2x Spartacus

22x Agents of Shield


The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunners are husband and wife: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon


Deke Shaw “Deleted” Scene pitch by DJ Doyle as told by Jeff Shaw:


NEWS [1:18:06]


MCU – Marvel Studios

X-men TAS revival in talks at Disney+


"We've had talks, but that's about it," showrunner Larry Houston said Friday during a virtual Wizard World panel.

"We've made conversation and it's up to them to make the decision, but we've let them know that we're all available for whatever they want to do in the future."


Walt Disney Company Posts First Quarterly Loss In Almost 20 Years

By ALEX DUDOK DE WIT | 08/06/2020 6:37 pm | 4


In 2019, The Walt Disney Company closed the mega-acquisition of 21st Century Fox and bestrode the box office like the Hulk.


This year, its fortunes have reversed: few entertainment companies, if any, have been as badly hit by the coronavirus. Largely as a result of the pandemic, Disney has posted its first quarterly loss in decades.


Here are the details:


Disney lost $4.72 billion in the three months ending June 27, with total revenue falling 42% to $11.8 billion. The company earned a profit of $1.43 billion in the same quarter last year.


Revenues from its theatrical, theme park, and live sports businesses were severely dented by the pandemic. Costs relating to its Fox acquisition, including integration expenses and severance pay, were also a factor.


The direct-to-consumer and international division was the only one to report an increase in year-over-year revenue. In less than nine months, Disney+ has passed 60 million subscribers — a milestone Netflix took around eight years to reach. Combined with subscribers to Disney’s other streaming services, like Hulu and ESPN+, Disney has over 100 million subscribers.


The company revealed that the much-delayed Mulan will launch on Disney+ as a premium rental, costing around $30 in the U.S. and other territories. Disney CEO Bob Chapek called this strategy a “one-off,” but added that Disney+ is now the company’s top priority.


Chapek also announced a new streaming service under the Star brand it inherited from Fox; it will include content from ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios. Disney shares have rallied nearly 12% in the last two days, buoyed by the good streaming news, however they’re still down around 12% on the year.


Disney’s ill-considered decision to reopen the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando while the pandemic rages throughout the state of Florida has been profitable for the company, but less so than it had expected. “It’s worth noting that while Walt Disney World is operating at a positive net contribution level, the upside we are seeing from reopening is less than we’d originally expected given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Florida,” Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said on the earnings call.


The company’s last quarterly loss came in early 2001, according to Factset Data. It amounted to $567 million.


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FEEDBACK [1:27:18]




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Long story short, i loved loved loved it.  Big thanks to the showrunners, cast, and crew.  And also thank you to SP, Lauren, Haley, and Michelle for covering this show and others.  It's a treat knowing I'm not escaping into all of this stuff alone.


Until Next Time!


OUTRO [1:32:47]


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