Re-live the highlights from the epic third season finale of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'!

Take a look back at some of the best moments from this week’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Agents of R.E.C.O.N.–Relive Every Crucial Objective Now!

This year’s season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was a heartbreaker, with loose ends tied up and new questions raised. We finally learned who the fallen agent was, as Lincoln nobly sacrificed himself to save not just Daisy, but the entire world. We also said goodbye to Grant Ward for good this time as Hive met his end. Meanwhile, big changes are in store for Coulson’s team and the remainder of S.H.I.E.L.D. for next season as it appears Phil Coulson is no longer Director–and Daisy is on the run. Plus, what’s that Doctor Radcliffe’s working on in his lab? We’ll find out in season 4! But in the meantime, here are the most superlative moments from the season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!”

Best Teamwork – S.H.I.E.L.D. Shuts Down Hive’s Missile Launch

The first part of the two-part finale featured one of the most finely-orchestrated heists S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever pulled off, even getting famously by-the-book General Talbot on board with skipping past the red tape and just getting down to business. First, Fitz and Talbot pulled off a bit of green screen wizardry to finagle missile launch kill codes from Secretary Thomas, who then passed them on to Director Coulson, who handed them to May and Lincoln, who were busy hacking into Hive’s missile launch system to override the launch. Meanwhile, Elena and Mack were busy rigging up the repurposed memory jogger to catch themselves a Hive. Then, while Lincoln used his powers to juice the machine and scramble Hive’s brains, May kicked the crap out of a bunch of primitives and rescued Doctor Radcliffe as Elena saved the hostages. And it all ended with them capturing Hive in a gel matrix suspension container. Go, Team Coulson!

The “I Almost Feel Bad For Him” Moment – Hive Gets His Brain Fried

Even though he was a bad, bad Inhuman and needed to be stopped, you almost–almost–had to feel bad for Hive when Lincoln, Mack, and Elena trapped him in the repurposed memory jogger. After having all the memories of the people he’d subsumed come to the surface all at once, Hive’s brains were scrambled and he emerged from the machine, well…more or less off his rocker. He looked so lost and disoriented, so traumatized by the memories hitting him left and right, that for a moment, it was like seeing the former ally Grant Ward again. And it was weird.

Worst Game Of Hot Potato Ever – Elena’s Cross

The writers really had fun messing with viewers for the finale. Having teased for a month that someone would die, there was foreshadowing aplenty throughout this week’s double episode, with the cross Daisy spied in her vision–along with the S.H.I.E.L.D. jacket–getting passed back and forth from character to character like a hot potato. First, Mack had the cross. After he dropped it, Fitz picked it up with the intention of returning it to Elena. Then it somehow ended up in Daisy’s hands. But Lincoln snagged it from Daisy and was the last to have it before sacrificing himself, becoming our fallen agent. Up to that point, the writers did a great job of keeping us guessing and making it appear as if every single team member we cared about was in real peril of dying.

Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley star in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley star in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Biggest Feels – Mack Forgives Daisy

When Daisy told Mack that he had almost been like a big brother, the heartbroken look in his eyes absolutely gutted us. Of all the relationships on the show, the Mack and Daisy partnership is one of the strongest, mostly because it’s platonic and pure, the sort of pseudo-sibling love that we’ve rarely had on the show. And when she almost killed him by crushing his chest, Coulson-style, it seemed the end of their friendship. So when Mack was the first agent to break protocol and visit Daisy in her containment unit, we knew that the big man would find it in his big heart to forgive her. And forgive her he did, knocking aside all her self-loathing to give her a huge hug as she finally broke down and cried it all out on his chest. If that didn’t give you warm and fuzzies, nothing will.

Best Fight Sequence – Daisy vs. Hive

Our Daisy has bloomed this season (see what I did there?), particularly in her physicality. As her Quake powers have leveled up, so have her fighting skills, and we’ve seen her put them to good use over the past few episodes, first with singlehandedly taking out a Kree warrior, then Mack. But she saved her best for last during the epic one-on-one fight with Hive. It was a great sequence, with Daisy flipping back and forth over crates and off equipment, using her powers to both blast Hive and propel herself around. It showcased just how in control of her powers she is now, and how unafraid she is to unleash them when need be. Plus, seeing her Hulk out right before she went to town on Hive? Awesome.

Toughest Customer – Elena Endures A Blowtorch Cauterization

While the episode teased us about who would die, for a while, it seemed like that would be Elena, a.k.a. Yo-Yo. The speedster took a bullet for Mack in a scene eerily reminiscent of Quicksilver’s sacrifice in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She pulled through after some quick thinking on Doctor Radcliffe’s part–but it wasn’t pretty.  Trapped in a storage room with primitive Inhumans climbing through the base’s ventilation shafts, they were without the means to staunch the bleeding or stabilize her. Until Doctor Radcliffe had the worst-best idea ever–use a blowtorch to cauterize the wound and stop the bleeding. Elena insisted Mack do it, and bless him, he did. It wasn’t pretty, and the sound of her screaming will haunt me for a while. But the feisty Elena is as tough as they come and she pulled through.

Best Frenemy – Doctor Radcliffe’s “Help”

Granted, Doctor Radcliffe is a weak-willed, weasely sort of guy, but you kind of couldn’t help but root for him when he acted as the voice of reason during his time with Hive, pointing out the insanity of the mission. When S.H.I.E.L.D. rescued him, he became a de facto part of their team, even helping them escape the supply room once he figured out the primitives’ eyes were sensitive to heat and infrared, spawning one of the most Radcliffe-like lines of the episode: “It’s not a hunch, it’s science. It’s a science hunch.” And it appears as if he’ll be sticking around next season, having taken a shine to FitzSimmons and even creating something that will either prove to be the best or worst idea ever. I guess we’ll have to wait until next season to find out.

The “I Literally Did Not See That Coming” Moment – Fitz’s Invisible Gun

When Fitz and May set out to spring Daisy from the containment unit on the Zephyr, which had been hijacked by Hive, they didn’t plan on Giyera attacking them and knocking May out, prompting me to shout, “Why won’t you just DIE ALREADY?!” at my TV and Giyera in general. But Fitz hurriedly bought some time for himself, convincing Giyera that he had hidden a weapon Giyera would never see on the ship, and if he killed Fitz, he’d never find it. Turns out, Fitz meant it quite literally as the formerly invisible gun in his hand turned visible just before Fitz pulled the trigger and put Giyera down once and for all. We, quite literally and figuratively, did not see that coming.

Luke Mitchell stars as Lincoln Campbell in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Luke Mitchell stars as Lincoln Campbell in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Best Bait And Switch – COULSON HOLOGRAM!!

Continuing with the trend of teasing character deaths, it looked like Coulson would sacrifice himself to save the rest of his team when he appeared on the Zephyr in front of Hive and it looked like he would try to take the Inhuman down himself. Hive thought the same thing as we did…until Coulson revealed he was just keeping Hive busy as a distraction while the rest of his team orchestrated a rescue of Daisy and heist of the warhead. It was a fantastic moment when Hive lunged at Coulson and Coulson, well…blinked, revealing he’d been a hologram all along and the real Coulson was with his team and safe.

Greatest Cameo – Shotgun Axe

Mack’s epic shotgun axe made its appearance during the all-out brawl between the agents and Hive’s inhuman primitives. When the time came to decide who would run and who would stay to fight them off, Mack was the first to volunteer. “I want to be in the fight. I built this damn thing for a reason,” he said, right before whipping out the shotgun axe, much to the delight of viewers everywhere. Two seconds later he was knocking heads and taking names. If Mack has taught us anything, it’s never bring a knife to a gun fight, but bring a shotgun axe to every fight.

Most Heartbreaking Parallel – Lincoln Sacrifices Himself Like Steve Rogers

Just as Elena channeled her inner Quicksilver, Lincoln and Daisy channeled Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter as they said their final goodbyes to one another. Just like Peggy, Daisy realized too late that Lincoln was piloting the plane away from Earth and sacrificing himself to save everyone else. And, just like the lovebirds of World War II, they both realized that they loved one another and had been foolish not to say it until that moment. It was absolutely heartbreaking, and ripped our hearts out all over again, especially considering we’re still reeling from Peggy’s funeral scene from “Captain America: Civil War.” A great parallel that left us inconsolable.

Most Poignant Heart To Heart – Lincoln And Hive

In the end, Lincoln and Hive went out of our world together, and at the very last moment, came to a mutual understanding. Hive finally had a moment of clarity as he realized for the first time in his entire long life the difference between humanity being worth saving and humanity needing to be saved. Meanwhile, Lincoln, who had never felt as if he belonged, found his own measure of inner peace as he realized that his purpose had always been to pilot the ship and save the people he loved. He died as a hero, and for the first time in his life, he actually felt he was one. The final shot of the two of them, together, floating side by side as they gazed down upon the earth was striking and symbolic: The one destined to destroy humanity and the one destined to save it, both finally finding peace just before they died. Beautiful. Brutal. And an image that will be seared in our minds for a while.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns this fall in its new timeslot, Tuesdays at 10:00 PM ET on ABC!

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Where there is one, there is another.

We’re three months out from the series debut of Freeform original, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.”

An all-new “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” trailer will drop tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20. To mark the occasion, Freeform released a new poster below!

Stay tuned to for the latest on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and Marvel Television! Be sure to follow @CloakandDagger on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Facebook page!

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Krysten Ritter and Melissa Rosenberg join the podcast!

With Season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones now streaming, Judy welcomes Krysten Ritter and Melissa Rosenberg (Showrunner) to chat about the importance of a female lead, Jessica’s fashion, and giving advice to young fans.

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 164 now!

Produced by Judy Stephens and Brandon Grugle
Associate Produced by Chloe Wilson
Art by Allyson Wakeman
Music by Karen Kanan Corrêa


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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington and Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

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The new season begins Sunday, March 18th at 8:00am ET/PT on Disney XD!

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for their third season in “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” — debuting this Sunday on Disney XD — and the season kicks off with two new episodes, as the Guardians try to pull off a prison break and then encounter none other than Spider-Man!

We’ve got a clip from you from the season premiere above, as Drax tries to deal with some of the other inhabitants inside the Collector’s collection and things get decidedly messy.

Check out the official descriptions of the first two episodes of the season below.

“Mission: Breakout” – The Guardians must work together to escape the elaborate prisons created for them by The Collector.

“Back in the New York Groove” – The Guardians meet up with Spider-Man in New York City to defeat Thanos’ super-powered symbiote.

You can watch the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” this Sunday, March 18, from 8:00am-9:00am ET/PT on Disney XD!

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The Emmy-nominated 'Sopranos' alum will be part of the new season, debuting June 22 on Netflix.

Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Annabella Sciorra has joined the second season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage.”

Sciorra will play Rosalie Carbone, a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem. Sciorra joins returning cast members Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), and Theo Rossi (Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez). All 13-episodes of Season 2 of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” will premiere on June 22, 2018, exclusively on Netflix.

Best known for her acclaimed, Emmy-nominated performance as Gloria Trillo in HBO’s “The Sopranos,” Sciorra also starred in Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” and Curtis Hanson’s “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,” among other high profile roles. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead in Nancy Savoca’s “True Love” and will be seen next in a recurring role in Season 2 of Netflix’s “G.L.OW”

Annabella Sciorra

Said “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Executive Producer and Showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker, “I’ve been a huge fan of hers since Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, and Anabella Sciorra is no joke as Rosalie Carbone. You haven’t seen her this gangster since her thrilling turn as Tony’s formidable flame Gloria Trillo on Season 3 of ‘The Sopranos.’ I’m thrilled her introduction to the Marvel Universe will be on ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage.’”

“We couldn’t be happier to be working with such an incredible talent,” said Jeph Loeb, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television. “This character is complex and layered and Annabella is the perfect actress to portray her.”

In “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2, after clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so well known has only increased the pressure he feels to protect the community. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (“SouthLAnd,” “Ray Donovan”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”).

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Flip through the artwork inspired by pulp novels, the show, and each episode's director!

Marvel Comics recently collaborated with Netflix to produce 13 pieces of art to celebrate season 2 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”!

The covers highlight individual episodes, as well as their directors and writers, with pulp novel inspired art created by 13 all-star artists in their own signature styles. Look through all 13 covers here!

Stream season 2 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Netflix now!

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Keep yourself together. 'Legion' premieres April 3 on FX.

Following last week’s release of the trailer for “Legion” Season 2, new key art has been revealed for the second season of the acclaimed series.

You can see the image below, which depicts David Haller (Dan Stevens) in an offbeat and evocative manner that feels right at home within the imaginative world of “Legion.”

The key art isn’t the only new “Legion” imagery that has recently been released. Check out the gallery below to see new Season 2 images of the entire cast of the series, leading up to the season premiere airing April 3 on FX.

Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, “Legion” follows David Haller, a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power. Known as the Shadow King, this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named “Amahl Farouk.” In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband Oliver Bird” (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy Clark (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.

You can follow “Legion” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Watch 'Big Robot Little Problem' to see how Ant-Man deals with a very big problem!

Ultron has menaced the Avengers many times, so is Ant-Man in, ahem, big trouble as the robot villain strikes in a new Marvel Funko Short?!

When Ultron gains possession of the Hulkbuster at Avengers HQ in “Big Robot Little Problem,” Ant-Man proves that size doesn’t matter – it’s how you use it. Watch the short above at the top of the page!

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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The Guardians find themselves framed by the Collector in the third season.

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” is set to debut Sunday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and DisneyNOW, as the animated series returns for its third season with a one-hour telecast.

Season 3 finds the Guardians amidst fame and fortune after arresting Thanos and then quickly back on their feet after being framed by the Collector. They’ll travel to new universes, stage the ultimate sting operation inside Nova Corps, and expose a highly anticipated secret invasion.

Check out the new video above to see what’s in store for the Guardians and a glimpse at some of their encounters along the way during the “Mission Breakout!” season!

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” stars Will Friedle as the quirky leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as the temperamental and tough-talking Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as the unparalleled warrior Gamora, David Sobolov as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, and Kevin Michael Richardson as tree-like humanoid Groot.

The Collector in “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!”

Guest stars this season include Raven-Symone (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”) and Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).

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The three final episodes of the season air Sunday, March 11 from 8:00-9:30am on Disney XD!

The “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” season finale airs this coming Sunday on Disney XD, and there’s some huge events still left to unfold in the three episodes that wrap up the epic Beyond/Battlworld storyline, as a ton of Avengers join forces!

You can read the episode descriptions below for each episode, and then check out a clip above to see a notable group of Avengers assemble to take down the Mindless Ones using every power and ability they can.

“The Citadel” – Captain America and Iron Man are captured by the Beyonder and the villain team he’s assembled.

“The Wastelands” – Before they can use the Bifrost to undo Battleworld, the Avengers must defeat the Beyonder’s forces, Ares and an army of Ghost Riders.

“All Things Must End” – After Loki becomes the Sorcerer Supreme, the Avengers are the only thing standing between him and domination of the universe.

“Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” – “The Citadel,” “The Wastelands,” and “All Things Must End” air Sunday, March 11 from 8:00-9:30am on Disney XD!

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