"I understand why S.H.I.E.L.D. did what it did, why it decided to fudge the established continuity," says Matt Webb Mitovich. "But I’d be lying if I said it didn’t water down the current stakes, for me at least, since it’s taking place in some imaginary period of time. Yes, I am still tuning in, to follow The Search for Fitz — though I lament that we seem to be spending much of yet another season skulking around dark grey outer-space hallways. But I retain that right to be disheartened, that TV’s much-ballyhooed Avengers off-shoot has, with Season 6, pretty much cut its ties with the MCU."