The Plot Hole in Avengers: Age of Ultron was Explained by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.



How was Director Nick Fury was able to get his hands on a working helicarrier? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. answers that question in their latest episode (Spoiler Alert).

[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]’m sure there were plenty people who went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron and didn’t leave the film wondering how Director Fury was able to get a helicarrier. I am also sure that there are plenty of people who haven’t watched a single episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Or maybe you have watched a few episodes of the show and it just didn’t catch your interest. Whatever the reason, if your curious as to how Director Fury was able to get his hands on a working helicarrier after the events involving Hydra in Captain America: The Winter Solider, then I have the answer to that question. Or rather, Agent Coulson does. Oh yeah, he’s still alive by the way.


Have you been able to recover from the news that our beloved Agent Coulson is alive? Good, let’s do a little recap then. About mid-way through Avengers: Age of Ultron, Nick Fury shows up at Hawkeye’s house to get an idea of how the situation with the Ultron is playing out. After getting a situation report Nick Fury leaves the Avengers promising that he would bring help. Towards the end of the movie Nick Fury shows up with a helicarrier. This isn’t a new helicarrier or one of the revamped ones from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this is the same helicarrier that we saw in The Avengers. Many people, like myself, thought this helicarrier was lost in the Hydra take-over of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In the last few episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we realize that Agent Coulson has been working on some sort of top-secret project called “Theta Protocol”. Agents Coulson is under direct orders from Nick Fury to complete this project with complete secrecy. Not even Agent May, Agent Coulson’s best friend and second in command, is allowed to know what Theta Protocol is.

In the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the show starts with a flashback. It is one year ago, Agent Sam Koenig gets a call from one of his triplet brothers, Agent Billy Koenig. A short time later Agent Koenig, played by Patton Oswalt, gets dressed in nice suit and grabs a new lanyard for Agent Coulson.The two men exchange pleasantries while discussing the status of Coulson’s team. Their discussion eventually turns to Theta Protocol and how Agent May thinks Coulson is in London trying to recruit new members to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson then uses the lanyard given to him by Agent Billy Koenig to open a heavily locked door. When the door opens up, the helicarrier from the first Avengers movie can be seen getting repairs.

Overall, it is a nice way to tie in Marvel’s television show with the most anticipated movie of this summer. How Nick Fury is able to come by a helicarrier, specifically the very first helicarrier, isn’t that major of a plot hole that it ruins the movie. But it does leave the fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wondering if Agent Coulson is involved in some way. Not only that, but at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see a new S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. The question that many people are asking is, does Theta Protocol go beyond the helicarrier and involves the new headquarters for S.H.I.E.L.D.? No one knows for certain, maybe the last few episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will have the answers.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, April 11th, at 9:00 P.M. eastern time.


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