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Christian Holub
January 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM EST

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
tvpgr
TV-PG
seasons
4
run date
07/19/13
performer
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet
broadcaster
ABC
genre
ActionAdventure
We gave it a B-

Returning to the flashbacks, we see how things started to fall apart. As a young Robin wanders through the halls of the early Lighthouse muttering Flint’s name over and over, Yo-Yo and May get into a fight about whether to rebel against the Kree, who are apparently still in the early stages of running the station. Yo-Yo wants to overthrow them before they enslave the human survivors, but May puts all her trust in Robin, who says they can save the world.

As time went on, apparently May was the only one who kept faith in Robin’s prophecies. Fitz got frustrated that all their attempts to prevent the cataclysm failed, returning him to his old idea that time is unchangeable. He even says that the Daisy who went into the future came back and still destroyed the Earth — Robin couldn’t change it, and Voss couldn’t change it. If you’re not good at keeping time travel straight in your head, this is probably starting to get a little unwieldy.

Back in the present, we soon find out what Fitz meant by Voss’ attempt to change the timeline. Though he’s a longtime friend of Robin’s, Voss clearly doesn’t trust all of her prophecies. While they’ve got Daisy with them, he and his fellow survivors decide to try killing her — the only definitive way they see to change the timeline. Naturally, tragedy occurs. As Daisy fights her assailants, Robin wanders into the crossfire and gets fatally stabbed. This is what she meant when she said this was the day it all ends — for her, at least. 

This triggers the last flashback, to May rocking a child-aged Robin to sleep as a surrogate mother. One day, May says, you’ll have to tell me how to fix this. The young Robin has’t seen it yet, but the older Robin has, and as she dies she whispers to May the way they can go back in time, because no Hinton can die without whispering one last prophecy on their way out. Returning to the others with the news, May only has one question: Who’s Flint?

Flint, meanwhile, has been brushing up his revolutionary bona fides by rescuing the Lighthouse inhabitants from Kasius’ unleashed roaches and helping them stand together against the Kree’s manipulations. And with that last hint from Robin, it sounds like his rock-manipulating abilities are going to be just as central to reconstituting the Earth as I suspected…

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