Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting to find out how Agent Coulson cheated death after he was killed by Loki in The Avengers. Well, in the most recent episode of Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. it was finally revealed, and I have to say, it was pretty disappointing. For those of you who didn't watch the episode, here's a breakdown of how Coulson was brought back to life.
I think it's safe to say that we all knew the "magical place," Tahiti, Coulson talked about in the first episode never existed. In this episode Coulson tracked down a doctor to fill in the gaps, and revealed that Coulson really did die. In fact, he was dead for several days.
Coulson asked the doctor how it was possible that he could be brought back to life after being dead for so long, and the doctor told him that Nick Fury moved heaven and earth to make it happen. That he "had a team of scientists working around the clock, using procedures that no good doctor would ever allow."
During all of these insane surgical procedures Coulson’s brain was fried. The doctor continued saying, “After what you had been through, we wanted to restore the man you had once been so we gave you a pleasant memory of a beautiful island. We didn’t want you to be that thing. You had lost your will to live. We tried to give it back." So in the process of screwing around with his brain they implanted the memory of Tahiti. So that means Coulson was conscious and aware during these procedures?
And that's it! That's all we got. I'm sorry, but that is a terribly uncreative way to bring Coulson back. I really hope there is more to it than that. There are still a lot of questions about all that. I hope they answer them! I hope they don't leave it at that because that would be ridiculous. I'm not impressed!