Melinda May Quotes
May: So we either save Coulson…
Yo-Yo: Or we save the world.
Coulson: Far too quiet in here. That make anyone nervous?
Deke: Maybe it’s Remorath nap time.
May: Then we need to wake one up and ask for directions. All these hallways look the same.
Coulson [about Talbot]: After all our ups and downs, Talbot got shot in the head, and he waited for us to rescue him from Hale.
May: We *were* a little busy.
Coulson: Yes. But even after we didn’t come, even after Hydra messed with his brain, he still put himself in that machine. He did that for *us*.
May: We didn’t ask him to.
Coulson: We didn’t have to.
May: *All* Daisy could think about was getting you back! She’s not ready for your job, Phil.
Coulson: She has to be. My time is running out.
May [over the radio]: Davis has us in hover mode. You sure you don't need me down there?
Coulson: I need someone on the thing that's actually supposed to *be* in the air in case the bottom drops out on us. I trust you way more than Davis to fly *that* crazy rescue.
Davis: I hear you and don't disagree.
May: If there's a chance to save your life, why not try?
Coulson: Because. I already had one unnatural life extension, and I don't want another. We both have to accept that. [leaves]
May [to Daisy]: Not a chance. He was our shield when we needed it. And like it or not, we're going to be his.
May: It looks your drone took a wrong turn and went outside.
Fitz: Wouldn’t that be nice. Unfortunately, this immense forest now exists approximately 150 feet below us.
May [confused]: But there are clouds, and sky!
Fitz: Which is why its underground existence should be very alarming.
Coulson: I’d say that’s impossible, but after our round trip to Tomorrowland, my threshold for preposterous is way out of whack.
May: Is this [Coulson’s impending death] why we took a step back?
Coulson: The last thing you need is to waste your time on another lost cause.
May: Who *I* waste my time on is for me to decide. It’s not like you to just roll over. There has to be a way out of this.
Coulson: I’ve come to terms with it. I got a second chance. I made a difference in a few people’s lives. I don’t want to be greedy. It’s time to make space for somebody else.
May [realizing]: For Daisy.
Coulson: I won’t be around forever. And, despite appearances to the contrary, neither will you. We need fresh blood to lead the team.
May: It’s more than a team, and you know it. None of us are giving up on you.
Coulson: Well, great. Because I have every intention of walking out of that basement. Just because I made peace with dying doesn’t mean I’m in a hurry. Now, do you want to help me get into this gear Fitz has for me? It’s super sexy.
Coulson: These things look roomier from the outside.
Mack: It’ll get us where we need to go.
May: Hey, could be worse.
Simmons: True. We could be enslaved by an alien sociopath in a dystopian future.
Mack: Or we could be trapped in a virtual reality fascist state.
Fitz: Or stuck at the bottom of the ocean.
Yo-Yo: Or stopping a crazy robot lady.
Simmons: Or falling out of a plane.
Mack: Fighting Daisy’s mom.
Coulson: Or fighting Daisy’s dad.
May: Or *dancing.*
Fitz: What’re you observing now?
Noah: Various potential threats. You’d be surprised how frequently SHIELD is mentioned.
May: We have a small but active fanbase.
Coulson: I’ll stay here with Daisy. When she wakes up, she’ll have questions.
May: When she wakes up, she’s gonna wanna kill you.
Coulson: We don’t even know you did this!
Daisy: I was right in the epicenter.
Coulson: I won’t let you sacrifice yourself because you’re scared of what’s to come.
Daisy: What’s to come is the end of *everything*!
May: If you can change the future, you can change it from back home!
Daisy: But we know the solution works! We can stop this today!
Coulson: No, it’s not about today. It’s about *tomorrow*. Even if we solve this problem, the world is never safe, the job goes on, *we* go on.