Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 5, Episode 22 - The End - full transcript

Coulson's life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, As the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth.

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

That was the last time
anyone saw Daisy Johnson alive.

- And then?
- 12.8 on the Richter scale

and the world cracked like an egg.

There's untapped deposits of gravitonium
under the Earth's surface.

And you want to get it out
and power yourself up more?


He's not going to die,
not yet at least.

The Centipede Serum's the key
to curing Coulson.

What about Talbot?
You find a way to stop him?

Yeah, we think so.
If we can combine the odium

with another dose of the Centipede Serum,
it should be able to penetrate his cells.

That's not possible.
There is no more Centipede Serum.

- So, we either save Coulson...
- Or we save the world.

- He's out of time.
- There has to be another way.

I'm telling you, the implant
only contains enough for one dose.

Either it's medicine or a weapon.

Davis said there's no change.

Why are we still discussing this?
The scale has tipped to one side.

- This isn't numbers, it's Coulson.
- You don't wanna be in there?

And Coulson didn't want this!
How many times

- did he have to make that clear?
- That's for them to decide.

I know it's terrible.
I can't bear to see him like that.

But this...

- this is the moment.
- This is the exact circumstance

- that she warned herself about.
- We're all aware.

- We can change it right now.
- The odium mixture won't work

if we can't penetrate Talbot's skin.

Bullets can't get close to him,
no one could touch him,

- not even you, Yo-Yo.
- There's no way to get the serum

- in his body.
- What if he absorbs someone?

Oh, don't look at me like that,
it... it's hypothetical.

Exactly, all we have to do is have it
in the right hands

- and that maniac will take the bait.
- So, who'd you have in mind, you?

- I don't know, maybe.
- Now, you want to sacrifice yourself too?

No, but I'm willing to. We all should be.

- We know Coulson would.
- And if it doesn't work?

- He would have died for nothing.
- Better than leaving this world in pieces!

Robin said Coulson could put
the pieces together.

She thinks that he's the key
to solving all of this.

She speaks in broken riddles.
You're hearing

- what you want to hear.
- What could Coulson do?

He would never give up on Talbot.
And he wouldn't see him as a maniac,

he would see him as a man,
as a broken man.

Coulson's the only one that can talk him
through this, that's what he does.

- Put him back together.
- I'm sorry, we save lives,

I have to make this call.

Fitz, Simmons, get ready to...

- Yo-Yo?
- You're making me do this.

- I can't let you use it for that.
- Put it down.

- Okay, let's stay calm.
- Stop making me the bad guy. I'm not.

- You just don't want him to die.
- Put it down.

I don't want him to die either
but he's just one man.

No. No. None of that.
Think about what you're doing here.

You won't listen. I'm in a nightmare
and I'm screaming at the top of my lungs

- and none of you can hear me.
- We hear you.

But you won't listen!
You all saw what happened,

and none of you will help me stop this.

I'm alone and even you...

- even you won't help me.
- No, you're not alone.

We're in this with you
but we need to hold it together.

- There's nothing holding us together!
- Yes, there is.


We never give up.

We're always held together by hope.

So, we cling to it...

and we vote.

We vote.


No, why?



I'm sorry.

Simmons and I will prepare the remedy.

Everyone else should prepare
for the end of the world.

Art project.

It's time for you to point to the place
where you saw me surrounded

by the liquid metal.
Just draw a little dot.

If you get me close, I'll feel it now.

You see this little guy?

I'm the saviour
that's going to protect it...

but I need some help.

What do you say?

Then I'll just take your damn
soothsayer powers!

- Cut to the chase!
- No, you won't.

Of course not.

You're just a kid.

But I will find a way to win you over.

I'm here. You're doing good.

Don't help him.

But if I don't,
this will be the last time I see you.

No! No! No!

Robin! No! Let me go!

That's true.

You're not gonna see your mother again
until I get what I want.

Now, let's try this again.

Just one little dot.

You're going to die.


everyone dies.

And on that day,
we'll have to answer up there...

for what we've done down here.

It's not God I'm afraid of.

I heard you were up.

Up would imply the ability to stand.

I'm not there yet.

You will be.


I just want you to know...

no matter what they say...

I was never arguing for you to die.

I just...

I was just arguing
to not bet everything on you.

And I would have taken your side.

I know.

Let's put one of those
in every room, if possible.

It'll be useful, trust me.

- Did you finish fuelling up the Zephyr?
- Yeah. And the Quinjet.

We'll leave as soon as we get a location.

I'm glad you're taking point
here at the Lighthouse.

Who better than you to decide
what the next generation will look like.

Get to show them
the ins and outs of this place.

Yeah, I don't know if I'm gonna be around
for all that.

I'll call the mayor and give the tour,
but when you get back,

- I think I'll be out of here.
- Why?

This is my room.

I'm like a squirrel,
hoarding anything I can find.

Also, side note, found a nature book,
learned about squirrels.

- Old habits die hard.
- It's more like I'm a damaged person.

From a damaged world.

If there's even a chance
that could happen again...

You'd want to see the world
before it does.

I mean, besides, according to Fitz,

if the world doesn't crack open
and you break the time loop

I'll just blink out of existence anyway.
So, it's just one more vacancy, right?

Come on, I never totally fit in
with the gang anyway.

Is that what we are?

You know, when I first met you guys,
I'd never seen anything like that.

I mean, I'd seen people kill
for each other without hesitation

all the time, but I'd never seen a group
that was willing to die for each other.

Your trust,
it just seemed too strong to break.

And you trying to fix Coulson,
that's great, I love the guy, but...

if you really wanna lead one day,
then you've gotta fix that.

Just my two cents.

I also read a book
on idiomatic expressions.

- We're on the move.
- They spotted him?

- Where is he?
- Chicago.

That's not something
you see down at Urgent Care.

It's almost the same serum
that was keeping Garrett alive,

though the Centipede ingredients

- might give you a little extra mojo.
- Jemma...

you remember when I was carving
into the walls,

and you know how it ended with Garrett.

We've seen what happens
when we don't let nature take its course.

Yes, sir.

- And we discussed that as a group...
- Simmons.

Will you give us a moment?

I'm not going to detail
what we've risked to get this.

I'm aware.

And I'm not happy
I was left out of that decision.

You wouldn't wake up.

But now, the decision's yours.

You're too weak to stand?
Well, we'd like to see you

walk out of this room
and re-join the fight.

But it's up to you,
if you think more time is worth it.

I've made it clear how I feel.

I think I have too.

But even now...

the word scares you.

I'm just having a hard-enough time...

leaving you behind.

So, don't.

We're ten minutes out.

The buildings are holding for now
and the tracker we placed on Robin

is back online
and it places her inside that ship.

So, taking out Talbot is one thing,

but we gotta clear the civilians
and rescue Robin too.

Before the ship
and the buildings collapse.

I would like to get close

and test the building's
structural integrity.

You asked to see me.


I'm aware that we rolled the dice
with Coulson.

And I still believe that we need him
for this, but I will admit

that I let my emotions get the best of me.

I thought that Coulson
was the only one who could

keep us all on the same page.

You would say that's proof
that I can't do the job.

That I shouldn't lead.

Well, I agree.

The truth is,
I can't hold the team together.

But he can.

Coulson wants me to call the shots
in his absence?

Well, that's my decision,
Mack should call the shots.

He has the biggest heart.

I mean, physically, but also, you know...

You are our moral centre.

And look, I never want to stop...

being a soldier.

He is a general we can all rally behind.

Anyone who thinks I'm 100 percent
right about this, raise your hand.

Couldn't have said it
better myself.

- Thank God.
- Sir, good to see you.

Hold the applause.

She didn't go through that for nothing.

Time to suit up.


what do we do?

We save lives.

Block off that road!
Get down! Get down!

This is Chicago PD.

Hands above your head
or we will open fire!

All that would be is noise.

Right now, I want quiet.

I can feel my future power
coursing through the ground below.

I have a feeling
that isn't gonna do much.

Yeah, it's feeling that way.

Who is it?

Officers on the ground,
first responders,

- this is S.H.I.E.L.D. We're here to help.
- Oh, thank God.

We have an aircraft to evacuate
any civilians

trapped near the centre of the city.

You'll know it when you see it.
Get them there.

We will clear the high floors
of the impacted buildings

before they collapse.

And most importantly,
do not engage the enemy.

I repeat, do not engage the enemy.

We will handle it.

I got you, I got you.
Right, come on.

- Come on, come on, you okay?
- Yes.

- Let's go.
- Yeah, go, go, go.

- Come on, come on, all right.
- I'll give 'em some light

so, we can make the stairwell.
Yeah, this way.



It's okay, it's okay, Robin. You're okay.

Mum... they took her away from me.

They took her away.

The hull of the ship is busted.
She must have climbed out.

Your mother, Polly...

is she in there?

- Check the detention level. Bottom deck.
- All right, you stay with her.

All right. I'll hit Talbot hard,
neutralise the threat,

restrain him and you can walk right up
and do the talking.

I'm not going.



Because I can barely stand.

- You didn't take it.
- Didn't feel right.

It didn't feel like the way
this was supposed to go.

I'd have told you on the Zephyr,
but you'd have pinned me down

and jammed that syringe
into my neck right there.

Damn straight.

I'm sorry.

- You're the only one who can reach Talbot.
- That's not true.

And I think we may be beyond that.

If so, you're the only one
who can defeat him.

Appeal to him as a military man.
He took an oath when he enlisted.

I can't believe this.
I can't believe this. I can't.

I can't do it. I can't go out there,
especially not alone.

I've given you all the tools
you need to handle this.

Now, you find the strength in your heart
to appeal to his good nature.

And if you can't,
find the strength in your arms

to beat his ass senseless.

We're out of time.


You take it! Do you hear me?
You fly back, and you take it.

We fought for you, okay?
We fought each other for you!




In here.

Oh, good. Where's Mack?

Uh... In the ship. He went to find Polly.


neither of them make it.

Oh, no.

- Oh, thank God, you're here.
- You okay?

Yeah. Robin?

Don't worry.

We have her.

- Let's get you to her.
- Okay.

- Stop! People are dying.
- This is war.

Collateral damage is part of it.

I need to arm myself,
so I can fight my enemies.

You're becoming the enemy,
whether you believe it or not.

- Ru n!
- There's nowhere to go.

Zephyr One, Quinjet 323,
docking complete. We're on board.

You want me to call for some assistance,
sir? You don't look too good...

Oh, my God.

- Coulson? Coulson? Coulson?
- But it's not too late.

- Think about your son.
- I'm doing this for him.

Did you see it in his face?

- How scared he was.
- It's just because I seem different.

I'm becoming the most powerful being
in the universe. He'll see it, one day.

The end justifies the means, right?

The only people who say that...

are the people doing bad things.

- I'm becoming a hero.
- You are one.

The minute that you enlisted,
you became one.

We all did. Look around,
you're surrounded by them.

Anyone who signs up for this,
to lose friends, or limbs,

or your mind, or your life...

in protection of humanity.

We're in this together.

We need to join forces.

That sounds good.

You know, Hale gave me that speech,

just before she tortured me.

Coulson says it every time
he's gonna stab me in the back.

Humanity is on the brink

and I alone can fix it.

But you're right...

we should join forces.



Come on, let's go.

Now that Davis is back,
let's get ready to get up and out of here,

- the Zephyr is filling up fast.
- Out of my way!

He's not breathing.

No, the serum should have worked,
I screened it for possible side effects.

He didn't take it.



Why did he listen to me?

What have I done? Forgive me.

I'll be able to get that buried treasure
a lot faster

once I can quake the ground apart.


I'm gonna need every weapon
I can get in this fight.

Something's different.

It's gone! Yo-Yo, it's gone!
Get the defibrillator, now!

Well, now I'll just break you in half.

There you are, buddy. You had me worried.
We got you, just hang in there.

We got you, buddy.

I hope you saved some energy.
'Cause my leg's pinned,

I think it's broken.

You'll have to carry me.

- All right, we got you.
- We got you, Turbo.


I think it's a bad break,
'cause I can't feel it.

Relax, buddy, just breathe.

- Huh? Yeah. Yeah. Okay.
- Just breathe.

- Yeah, I'm gonna stay with you...
- Yeah.

- Yeah.
- ...while we find a way out of this.

Yeah, okay. Okay.

Right, we should hurry up
and get Polly out, 'cause she's in danger.

She's safe now.

Yeah, you got her out.

- You did good, Turbo. You did really good.
- Okay...

Hey, Mack.

I think my leg's broken.

You've been... You've been through worse.

Come on...

this is a celebration, not a funeral.

Remember how good it felt to walk in here
when we first got back?

The Zephyr has...

been the one place we've been able
to call home these last few years.

- I'll always miss the Bus.
- Me too.

I wish I would have known you guys
back then.

We were different people back then.

I spent a lot of years...


I've lived a life...

surrounded by heroes.

None bigger than all of you.

Since the day you joined,
same as anyone in the line of duty.


because you...

because we sign up to lose each other.

To get close to good people...

and have them taken away.

We've all suffered losses.

Never lose sight of that.

- And never forget those we've lost.
- That's right.

Yeah, that's why we're putting
that badge up in the cockpit.

- To never forget.
- You don't have to forget...

- but you have to move on.
- No.

With respect, sir, you're wrong.

We don't move on.

We hold that place in our heart.

We close it off
and we lock the door and we...

visit from time to time,

but we don't move on.

Even after we say goodbye.

I'm just sad I didn't get a chance
to say goodbye to Fitz.

But you'll tell him for me?

Of course.

I mean, he'll be sad
he missed this little memorial.


- I'm not dead yet.
- Sorry.

- Retirement party.
- I'm not sure this

even qualifies as a party;
nobody's drinking yet.

I want you to have this.

A picture of our new home away from home.

And to remind you that...

your team always worked the problem,
no matter what the odds.

And now he's frozen,
out in deep space somewhere,

no idea he's already solved it.

He'll be a little disoriented...

but he'll be so happy to know
that time is not fixed.

It's a fluid...

ever-changing, beautiful thing.

And he didn't miss much, did he?

I have not a single doubt
you will find him.

None of us do.

All right.

Here's to us.

Who's like us?

Damn few.


Thank you, boss.

Probably gonna call you
every chance I can,

for advice.

You won't need it.

And my phone is going in the ocean.

How long did Simmons say you have?


Weeks, if I'm lucky.

But it'll be time well spent.

I left you something in your bunk.

It's a letter.

Nothing fancy.

Basically, just says
how proud I am of you.

I am so proud.

- I love you.
- I love you too.


- thanks for the spaceship.
- Yeah.

Don't mention it.

Gotta say...

it's pretty magical.



anything else on your bucket list?

Just one thing.

- Parasailing?
- Yeah, parasailing.

Always wanted to try that.

All right, Director...

where to first?