Tonight sees the return of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with "The Magical Place."
As fans of the show will note, anytime Tahiti is brought up, Coulson in a robot-like fashion replies, "It's a magical place."
There have been rumors and speculation surrounding that "magical place" with some fans thinking it could be related to Doctor Strange in that the Sorcerer Supreme was responsible for bringing Coulson back. Others online think Coulson could be a fake - a Life Model Decoy - with others guessing the Marvel Comics Avengers and superhero, The Vision.
Now speaking with TV Guide, Clark Gregg offers questions will be answered and mentions all the theories.
As a fanboy, I thought, "How are they going to do this? They've been keeping this for 10 episodes." We know that there's something bogus about the magical place concept. He can't even say Tahiti without turning into a robot. Is he a robot? How did they bring him back? Is he some kind of Life Model Decoy, as all the Marvel fans think? Is he the Vision? There's all these theories. How do you do this for real and really pay it off?
With so many online guessing what could have happened, Gregg still offers it's a satisfying twist.
When I read the script, I was blown away because it's completely satisfying to me as a fanboy, and, as probably the biggest fanboy in Phil Coulson in the Marvel Universe, because it's not a tease, it's: here's what happened! At the same time, what they've crafted not only opens up enough questions that are at the existential core of Phil Coulson and his relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D., but really set the direction for the back end of the season and the future of the series. I was very, very impressed with what they delivered here.
With that - tune into tonight at 8pm ET on ABC to check out what happened to Agent Coulson in The Avengers movie!