Warning: Full spoilers for the episode beneath.
“The Final Day” seemingly answered lots, but it surely additionally form of created extra havoc in its personal unusual manner. Most notably nevertheless, the episode offered us with an unexpectedly candy Melinda Could storyline. As we started to see snippets of everybody’s time in 2018 and past, together with the collapse of humanity post-cataclysm and the survival take care of Kree overlords, we discovered that Could fell right into a shock maternal position as regards to younger Robin.
Early on within the episode, Could expressed misery over the truth that she could not battle or fly – the 2 expertise she possessed that routinely helped preserve everybody protected. Her position in all of this, we might study, could be key, however not in the best way we, or she, would anticipate. Because the one who grew near Robin, through the years, she grew to become the one one outdated Robin might speak in confidence to earlier than she died. It was a very cool use of Could, who hasn’t been missing in battle scenes this 12 months (simply wins), and a refreshing exploration of her emotional facet. Her romantic curiosity in Coulson, I really feel, was the start of this and now her motherly position towards Robin has capped it off properly.
In its personal manner, Robin’s dying, although we weren’t aware about nearly all of her life, was pretty emotional. That does not change the truth that this whole house saga, this fated loop that our heroes discover themselves in, feels snowglobe-ish. It is a totally different form of Framework – nearly as in the event that they’re all trapped inside Robin’s dream. Or, within the very least, in a timeline that solely appears to exist as a result of she sees it. I suppose the reverse is definitely being what’s offered because the narrative – that she sees what is going on to occur – but it surely positive does really feel, more often than not, like she’s the one dictating issues.
It was good to study that Flint, by some means, has a bigger, increased position in all of this. Robin, in a flashback/ahead, mentions him serving to Mack, and we noticed them handle these ferocious critters within the Lighthouse (hiya once more, Shotgun Axe!), however it will seem that this timeline wants extra from him than heroics that solely have an effect on the longer term a part of the story.
This is the place issues get messy although. A bit spotty.
Apparently, there isn’t a timeline that exists wherein our heroes did not journey to the longer term. Proper? Am I absorbing this appropriately? That it was at all times to be that they’d be whisked away by the monolith and then journey again in time, setting all future calamities in movement. Daisy, apparently, destroys the world after she’s already seen that she’s destroyed the world. She goes again to the current and does it no matter what she’s witnessed. That is…actually bizarre. Additionally, there’s one thing lacking right here as a result of there is not any direct proof that she had something to do with that huge earthquake. I suppose being named “Quake” was all anybody wanted.
I type of need/want a full timeline breakdown right here. It appears as if all of the brokers bought shot into the longer term to fulfill all of the individuals they meet in a while after they return to the current and reside the remainder of their lives within the wake of the large world explosion. And it is these individuals who consider within the prophesy of them saving everybody sooner or later. Besides they clearly did not save them sooner or later as a result of they got here again to the previous to fulfill them. My mind is damaged. Sorry that I am unable to make clear any of this in my head.
The one individuals we all know who make it again to the current are Fitz, Simmons, Could, Daisy and Yo-Yo, proper? As a result of the diner was the final time everybody was seen collectively and Coulson and Mack do not seem in these flashes. Additionally, it seems like Deke’s father must be somebody we all know, or have met. There was such a construct up for him after which all that occurred was we discovered he’d been killed off-screen. However then once more, he additionally could not have been anybody that Deke himself met. Bah. It is all a jumble.