'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Finale: Phil Coulson's touching final scene has fans saying 'good job, writers'
The fans were really hoping that Phil Coulson would get to have a good ending, preferably without dying and the show delivered something even better
Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 12 and Episode 13
'Agents of SHIELD' has finally wrapped up its seven-season run with a truly happy ending for everyone. Ahead of the finale, the fans were really hoping that Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) would get to have a good ending, preferably without dying and the show delivered something even better.
If there's one thing Coulson has loved almost as much as his team, it's his cherry-red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Lola. And echoing the very first episode of the show, the series' final episode, Episode 13 'What We're Fighting For', ends with Coulson flying off into the sunset in an upgraded version of his beloved car.
"The first and last episode end with Lola flying away good job writers good job," one fan wrote on the episode's discussion page over on Reddit.
"I usually never cry during tv shows, but seeing Coulson drive Lola one last time really got me," another fan commented. The show really threw Coulson a curveball in the final season, bringing him back from the dead as a robotic LMD. He struggled with his newfound semi-immortality for a while but by the end, he has accepted his new life and he's ready to see what the universe has to throw his way.
As one fan put it, "Phil Coulson - The man who started it all. The unkillable agent. Finally ready to live out his days."
It's not just Coulson who gets a happy ending in the finale. The whole team ends up more or less where they always wanted to be.
"Well guys. I'm glad it's a happy ending. Yo-Yo is badass, Davis came back, Flint is at Shield, May is teaching there (like her ex did at colleges!!), Sousa and Daisy are happy, Mack got his own helicarrier, and Coulson got a slick new upgrade to Lola. And they're leaving his aliveness open for the future. I'm happy with this. I'm happy for these characters. I love this show," one fan wrote.
Another fan declared, "Goodbye to one of my favorite shows ever. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. FitzSimmons is the best couple in television history. Coulson is one of my favorite characters ever. Goodbye friends."
Goodbye, indeed. 'Agents of SHIELD' aired its series finale August 12 on ABC.