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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Updated August 13, 2020 358 votes 79 voters7 items

All the seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been action-packed, but which seasons really stand out? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings all the excitement of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the TV screen. Some of the most memorable episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seasons focus on enemies like Hydra, while other good seasons explore time travel. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are, let's rank every Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season from best to worst.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a superhero television series about a peacekeeping spy agency. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC on September 24, 2013.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?" and "Which season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the best?" then this list will have you covered. It can be hard to put one Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4

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    The fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premiered on September 20, 2016, and contains 22 episodes. This season follows events that take place after agents and allies sign the Sokovia Accords. There are three "pods," or story-arcs in this season: , exploring mysticism alongside the film Doctor Strange; LMD, examining the Life Model Decoy program, and Agents of Hydra, which is partially set in a "what-if" reality.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Ghost," "The Good Samaritan," and "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Daisy tracks down the Ghost Rider.
    • Mace announces the return of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • Talbot gets shot.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 5

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    The fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premiered on December 1, 2017 and contains 22 episodes. This season finds Coulson and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents aboard a mysterious ship in space. There are two "pods," or story-arcs in this season: the first half follows the team to a future where the earth has been destroyed, in the second half they work to prevent this future.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Orientation," "Fun & Games," and "The End."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • The team faces the Renewal.
    • A dimensional rift is caused by the destruction of the three monoliths.
    • Daisy goes head to head with Talbot.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 7

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    The seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on May 27, 2022, and contains 13 episodes. This season uses time travel to explore the history of S.H.I.E.L.D. while also wrapping up the show's various plot threads as the team tries to prevent an alien occupation while stranded in time.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Alien Commies from the Future!," "The New Deal," and "The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The D."

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    • Coulson suffers a system glitch that makes him see in black and white.
    • The Zephyr's time drive is damaged.
    • Simmons helps Sibyl remember a "key" that opens a portal.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 3

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    The third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D premiered on September 29, 2015, and contains 22 episodes. This season follows S.H.I.E.L.D. as the team faces the spread of Terrigen, the Kree Monolith, Grant Ward, and more threats. The story arcs this season were inspired by the Secret Warriors comic, and connected the series to other MCU television shows.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Laws of Nature," "The Singularity," and "Ascension"

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Lash attacks Daisy and Campbell.
    • Price gets shot.
    • Daisy's vision is fulfilled.
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