With Avengers: Infinity War and the impending MCU-pocalypse upon us in just a short five months, it’s hard to think of how the movie is going to shake out without including a death or two.  After all, we’re talking about the Mad Titan wrecking havoc across the universe.

And now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is dealing with a post-apocalyptic future after Earth’s been destroyed, it’s pretty easy for fans to jump to conclusions that the show will eventually tie into the third entry in the Avengers franchise.

Although Star-Ward — I mean, Deke (J.J. Ward) — claims that it was Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake a.k.a. the Destroyer of Worlds (Chloe Bennet) that was the source of the Earth’s destruction, we’re all holding out hope that the destruction we’re seeing on TV was caused by Thanos.  Right?

If you’ve followed me on Twitter or the podcast, you’ll know that — even though it sounds horrible — I’ve been a proponent of a big character (or two) dying once Thanos makes his way to Earth.  Could one of those deaths, however, come on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

No, we’re not going to see Thanos (Josh Brolin) on ABC.  But at the pacing the show is going now, the crew we’ve come to know and love over the past five seasons could be making their way back to their rightful spot in the MCU timeline right as Infinity War is coming out.  And with the special effects of AoS looking movie-quality most times this season, it’s totally possible the agents run into a horde of Outriders.

Fueling the speculation, series star and pro Instagrammer Chloe Bennet took to the image-sharing platform today to post a few question-provoking videos.

“Look at how swollen my eyes are from crying on set all day,”  Bennet said in a video posted on her Instagram Story.  “I actually can’t even open them.  I look really different.”

Just a heads up:  it’s not possible to embed the video since it’s only suppose to be seen for a 24 hours on Instagram, so you’ll have to head over to Chloe’s profile to watch the video until it’s taken down or expires.  As the publication of this article, it’s still live.

That said, what’s going on?  Is something going to happen this season that breaks our hearts and the psyche of the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. squad?  If somebody dies, who do you think it’d be?

Who knows, we could be pulling ideas out of thin air, after all.  However, remember when the involvement of the Kree was leaked in similar fashion last summer?

Source:  Instagram.