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'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 10 drops major death, shocked fans call it an 'insanely messed up' scene

Enoch's death in the last episode was bad enough, now Episode 10 'Stolen' brings us the death of an old frenemy
UPDATED JUL 30, 2020
Dichen Lachman (ABC)
Dichen Lachman (ABC)

Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 10 'Stolen'

With 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 drawing closer to the end, it looks like the writers are throwing one major episode after another. Enoch's (Joel Stoffer) death in the last episode was bad enough, now Episode 10 'Stolen' brings us the death of an old frenemy. We've always had a difficult relationship with Jiaying (Dichen Lachman), the mother of Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) who turned into a villain due to the torture she faced at the hands of Hydra. Thanks to the team's time-traveling, we got to meet her before those events turned her into a monster and we were actually liking this version of Jiaying.

Unfortunately, her journey ends in Episode 10 with Nathaniel Malick (Thomas E. Sullivan) snapping her neck. The fandom is losing their minds over that moment and they've taken to the episode's discussion page on Reddit to vent out. "JIAYING NOOOO WRITERS WHY WOULD YOU MAKE US LIKE HER AGAIN JUST TO TAKE HER FROM US," one fan wrote. "F in the chat for Jiaying (and possibly Gordon)," wrote another. "But seriously what the f***. I can't believe Nathaniel killed her!" Yet another fan commented, "Jaw legitimately dropped when Nathaniel snapped Jiaying‘a neck. Thought she was safe since she was Inhuman and her power wasn’t taken. And right in front of Daisy, after describing how she died in Daisy’s time. That’s insanely messed up..."

Dichen Lachman (ABC)

One angry fan asked, "They brought Jiaying back, Jiaying finds out Daisy is her daughter, Jiaying dies a minute later. What was the point? Can they stop emotionally torturing Daisy?" There was a moment immediately after Jiaying's death when it looked like the sorrow would push Daisy over the edge and have her unleash the full extent of her powers on Nathaniel. Unfortunately, it looks like the writers are saving that for a later date though fans are a little disappointed. One such fan wrote, "I was disappointed Daisy didn't let loose after Jiaying's death and blow Nathaniel to bits."

Ultimately though, we're glad that Daisy got a chance to meet her mom before she became totally evil. As tragic as it might have been, her brief encounter with her mother's younger self might give Daisy some much-needed closure and if not, she can always avenge Jiaying by taking out Nathaniel. "She got to learn who her mother was before Hydra, and what kind of mother she could have been to Daisy by hearing about Kora. Jiaying even apologized about hurting Daisy in the future (I think? A lot happened tonight!) That’s helpful and healing in some way I think," a fan wrote.

'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on ABC.