"While there were no epic, long-awaited team-ups in the finale, S.H.I.E.L.D. didn’t need any to create additional drama to satisfy viewers," says Roslyn Talusan. "It didn’t need to check off any diversity and inclusion boxes either: S.H.I.E.L.D. has done that organically from the start and accomplished what Endgame couldn’t through its epic female team-up by grounding its storytelling in the relationships among its main cast. One relationship on the show is a shining example of how to depict female friendships, that of Daisy Johnson and bio-chemist Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge)."