Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 12: "The Real Deal" Quotes
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.
Coulson: So, the good news is that Daisy might not be the one responsible for tearing the Earth apart.
Fitz: Bad news is the end of the world might’ve already begun.
There’s an idea, a symbol, that must continue, *no matter what*! SHIELD!Coulson
Whatever alien voodoo was holding me together, Ghost Rider burned through it. That was the price.Coulson
Daisy: I-- I can’t do what you’re asking of me. I can’t do it.
Coulson: You’ve always been capable of more than you imagined.
Daisy: No. Not without you. You found me alone in an alley, and you gave me everything. A home, a belief, solid ground to stand on. That was all you! You were what I believe in.
Coulson: You believe in yourself. And you should.
Daisy: Not if you want a symbol. *You* are the symbol. There is no SHIELD without you! There’s nothing without you!
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: So you admit that you’re not real, that I created you in my head.
Mike Peterson: Of course. But you know something deeper. You’re here to face it.
Coulson: Face my fear.
Mike Peterson: How am I your fear, Phil? No. I mean, face *facts*.
Coulson: What “facts”?
Mike Peterson: That this is *all* in your head.
Coulson: Are you telling me that I’m still in TAHITI?
Mike Peterson: Coulson, I’m telling you you’ve never *been* to TAHITI. Or Malta, Puerto Rico, or outer space, or the Framework, or the future. You’re on the table, Coulson. Code Blue.
Mike Peterson: What makes more sense? You tell me. That you were brought back from the dead after many days, your mind programmed with false memories, a world with alternate realities and rocks that tear holes in space-time? Or that your brain is being stimulated with electricity to revive it, and your consciousness is trying to make sense of random synapses firing off in your brain?
Coulson: That’s not true.
Mike Peterson: You know it’s true. Loki ran a scepter through your heart, and we are trying desperately to bring you back. But it isn’t working.