'Agents of SHIELD' series finale may already have confirmed the existence of SWORD with Daisy's ending
SWORD (short for Sentient World Observation and Response Department) is SHIELD's space division, tasked with protecting the Earth from extraterrestrial threats
Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 12 and 13
'Agents of SHIELD', the Marvel Cinematic Universe's very first TV series, has finally come to an end with the two-part Season 7 finale. In the process of wrapping up the show, the epic final story may have confirmed the existence of a much-speculated secret organization.
For those who don't know, SWORD (short for Sentient World Observation and Response Department) is SHIELD's space division, tasked with protecting the Earth from extraterrestrial threats. The organization acts more or less independently from SHIELD and has had close associations with characters like Captain Marvel and the X-Men in the comics.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' revealed that Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) has been spending an awful lot of time on a space station populated almost entirely by the shapeshifting species known as the Skrulls. When you think about it, Skrulls are the perfect agents for a spymaster like Fury to employ and fans have long speculated that this is the beginnings of SWORD.
Now in the show's final story, Episode 13 'What We're Fighting For', we find out that Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) is now running Zephyr-3 with Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and her reformed sister Kora (Dianne Doan). They're out in space with their own crew, exploring the stars.
While it's not explicitly stated, this does indeed appear to be SWORD. And that would mean Daisy has taken over the position held by Abigail Brand in the comics as head of SWORD.
As we mentioned earlier, SWORD is technically a department working under SHIELD, even though they basically do their own thing most of the time. So that's probably why the group's name isn't mentioned.
Of course, what's most exciting about this is that we now know SWORD, or at least some sort of space-SHIELD, does exist and is out there in the MCU. Whether we'll see Daisy or her companions again in the future is currently unclear but with Marvel all set to embrace the cosmic side of their universe, anything is possible.
'Agents of SHIELD' aired its series finale August 12 on ABC.