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Chloe Bennet Makes A Bold Promise About The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Series Finale

Series finales are always tricky. A poorly executed sign-off can overshadow years of quality storytelling, and unanswered questions can polarize the most die-hard of fans. Consider the outcry over last year's confounding Game of Thrones conclusion, or The Sopranos' infamous smash-to-black. No one recognizes the importance of sticking the landing more than TV audiences, which is why it comes as such a relief to hear Daisy "Quake" Johnson actress Chloe Bennet standing tall for the upcoming finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In many ways, Agents feels like a relic from a bygone era. Although the show debuted less than ten years ago, the network TV expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe came at a time when the ambitious multi-media project was still in its relative infancy. The show essentially spun off from the now-famous MCU post-credits scenes, and arrived at a time when Disney had no other logical place to put it besides their network subsidiary, ABC. This was 2013 — long before the Mouse House launched its own in-house streaming service, where a project like Agents might naturally land today.

Since then, Disney has begun and ended a Netflix deal to produce serialized MCU content, concluded its decades-in-the-making Infinity Saga, and launched Disney+ as the home for a new era of small-screen Marvel stories. Throughout all that excitement, there was always Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — steady, dependable Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a result, the upcoming series finale feels like the ending of something greater than just the show itself.

Agents' penultimate season averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode, according to TV by the Numbers. That was down from 12.5 million in its first season, often a sign that an older series has outlived its welcome. That doesn't mean that the stalwart fans who have stood by since 2013 don't deserve a satisfying conclusion, however — and according to Bennet, that's exactly what they're going to get.

Chloe Bennet thinks the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale will be a real crowd pleaser

The seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere on May 27. The final lap totals 13 episodes, with its concluding hour on August 12. In anticipation of the season's debut, Bennet sat down for an interview with Collider, during which she lavished praise on the series finale.

"This is not a Game of Thrones situation," Bennet said, referencing the most recent example of an overwhelmingly unsatisfying finale to a high-profile show. "I think fans will be very satisfied with the way that [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] ends. There are a lot of endings. There are a lot of people on the show, and there are a lot of ways that it could go. This show has been kept alive by our fans. I think it's safe to say that everyone was constantly thinking about how to make it more enjoyable, especially for the people who've been watching the show since season 1."

Bennet, who considers herself a fan as well as an actor, particularly enjoys all the little Easter eggs left for long-time viewers to find. "It's part of what I love about it," she said. "Even down to little wardrobe things for Daisy. For Skye, my color has always been purple, from even the first episode with the purple tee-shirt. Those are little through lines that fans love to engage in, and those are the things that I love to watch in other shows. It's that thoughtfulness about little aspects that aren't even spoken about. And so, that's why the dress at the beginning is purple, even in the '30s. It's still a nod to that kind of through line, throughout the whole series. There are little things like that, that I think fans are gonna really enjoy."

It's reassuring to hear the finale has at least one big advocate, but we'll just have to wait until August to see if the actual product measures up to expectations.

For those looking for more insight into Chloe Bennet's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. journey, the actress recently spoke with Looper in an exclusive interview about what it was really like to become Quake.