'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Finale: Phil Coulson is MCU's most beloved hero and he deserves a fitting farewell
Few characters and actors have managed to capture hearts the way Clark Gregg and his portrayal of Phil Coulson have
Everybody talks about the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Some even rave about the Defenders. But none of these teams have a hero as beloved as the 'Agents of SHIELD' lead Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).
The son of Coul, as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) calls him, was one of the most prominent hands in shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Without him, there would be no Avengers, and every good thing that has happened in the MCU can be traced back to the moment Coulson died at the hands of Loki (Tom Hiddleston). It was that death that truly brought out how much the fans loved Gregg and his character. In the months that followed the release of 'The Avengers', a massive fan campaign took off using the tag #CoulsonLives and that campaign was instrumental in bringing about the creation of 'Agents of SHIELD'.
In all honesty, the show started out as 'Phil Coulson: The TV Series' before truly fleshing out its other characters. And even now, Coulson is an integral part of the show. But now 'Agents of SHIELD' is about to come to an end with its two-part Season 7 finale and that may very well be the last time we get to see the character. Of course, it's not that Clark Gregg is against returning to the role.
Ahead of the upcoming finale, Gregg spoke to reporters and joked that "I feel like I've really put in some time," before adding, "it's hard for me to imagine saying no" to a possible return.
However, for the time being, we have to assume that this will be Coulson's last rodeo and we're really hoping he gets a farewell that befits his status as the MCU's most beloved hero. For their part, fans are doing what they can to ensure Gregg gets the sendoff he deserves.
A new campaign is brewing on social media to get the tags #CoulsonLives and #ThankYouClarkGregg trending on Twitter during the finale.
"Please everyone, when you live tweet the episode on Wednesday and even before that. The whole day really. Make sure you use these tags. Let’s show Clark how much we appreciate him #AgentsofSHIELD #CoulsonLives," one fan tweeted.
Please everyone, when you live tweet the episode on Wednesday and even before that. The whole day really. Make sure you use these tags. Let’s show Clark how much we appreciate him :heart: #AgentsofSHIELD #CoulsonLives https://t.co/nPnwL7Esi9— ⎊ Nicole ⎊ #CoulsonLives ⎊ aos spoilers ⎊ (@nicoleseyd2017) August 11, 2020
Another fan wrote, "This journey started with #CoulsonLives it's only fitting that it comes to an end with #ThankYouClarkGregg."
Few characters and actors have managed to capture hearts the way Clark Gregg and his portrayal of Phil Coulson have. It would be an unforgivable crime if that wasn't appreciated in the coming series finale. In fact, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank Clark Gregg for the 12 years he spent playing our favorite Marvel character. It really has been a pleasure.
'Agents of SHIELD' will air its two-part series finale on August 12 at 9 pm ET on ABC.