Over the years, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has grown from an Avengers spinoff to its own unique part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while recognition from the movies seems more and more like a pipe dream, S.H.I.E.L.D. has proven it can stand on its own, though it already looks as if it and the upcoming Inhumans miniseries will have a few things in common. Meanwhile, the show is charging ahead with its most audacious plot to date.