Will 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' End With A Terrigen Bomb? The War Against Inhumans Could Have More Than Just Casualties
The introduction of the Inhumans on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.has so far seemed personal. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands beyond Skye's family and Jiaying's personal vendetta against people who fear the unknown. Is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. going to activate a terrigen bomb? Last week's episode gave us further clues that completely change the game.
Don't get worried — this kind of bomb it not a killing machine. In Marvel Comics, terregin bombs are released on Earth, causing a widespread terrigenesis. It resulted in many new "empowered" Inhumans, including Ms. Marvel herself, Kamala Khan. The bomb was activated when the Inhuman city Attilan was destroyed. On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., if Afterlife goes up in flames, as Raina's visions have suggested, this could be what happens. Besides, this could be what they've been building towards this whole time. Season 1 was building towards the Hydra reveal in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Releasing a terrigen bomb could have consequences that reach into the MCU's Netflix properties, as well as Captain America: Civil War.
Based on what we've seen, right now there are two major candidates for terrigen bombs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — one is being constructed by the Inhumans and and it's already being held by Coulson and the rest of the company.
Discovery Requires Experimentation
At the end of last week's episode "Scars," Jiaying revealed that the Inhumans have been experimenting with terrigen crystals in Afterlife. They were able to melt one down and grow their own but were unable to remove the diviner metal that killed those who were unworthy. Therefore, when Jiaying threw a tiny crystal at Robert Gonzales, he turned to dust. We do not want that to be released in mass quantities. It's essentially genocide.
Are they going to use these crystals in the "war" between Inhumans and S.H.I.E.L.D. in the finale? That makes me scared for every single character, now. Though, I'm a little bit excited as well. It would be fun if another one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. turned out to be Inhuman.
Also revealed in "Scars" was Robert Gonzales' classified cargo. Then, Raina described something "beautifully peculiar" that she saw in a vision — a giant stone that could become like an ocean. Gordon asked her if it had deep cavities, and took her to Jiaying. Skye's mother told Raina that it was a dangerous Kree object that was intended to destroy Inhumans. Could it be the opposite of the Diviner? To borrow from DC Comics, is this the Inhuman version of kyptonite?
Raina and Gordon went to investigate this substance together and found themselves in the cargo hold of "the real S.H.I.E.L.D."s ship. While there, Raina questioned why Jiaying chooses to bring so many potential Inhumans through the mist — foreshadowing, much?
In Room 47 (which was possibly an Easter Egg shoutout to Item 47, the Marvel One-Shot that helped inspire Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Gordon and Raina found the Kree monolith, which obediently changed matter before their eyes. When Bobbi and May showed up and Gordon teleported them out of there, the stone remained solid. Gonzales revealed that it was too dangerous to destroy and was recovered almost 100 years ago in a dig site. Raise your hands if you now want a turn of the century Marvel spinoff! It would be like Downton Abbey meets Indiana Jones.
What if the two substances combined created the Terrigen Bomb? The bad in the cargo could cancel out the bad in the diviner metal. I can't see how anything other than a coincidence would result in both substances being released at once. However, crazier things have happened.
Whether it happens in the Season 2 finale or sometime in Season 3 (the Inhumans movie isn't happening until 2019, after all) it certainly seems like a bomb is gonna drop sometimes. Hopefully Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can avoid the whole mass murder of regular humans part.
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