Originally Posted by cormoran
That's EXACTLY why they have no backbone, they caved in to fan pressure.
How did they cave to fan pressure? I don't know about you guys, but I sure haven't seen forums up in arms that Coulson died and demanding that he be put on the SHIELD TV show. I think the team behind it recognizes that Coulson is the face of SHIELD to a lot of people now and having him in the series is the best way to tie everything together without paying Samuel L Jackson exorbitant amounts to guest star once and a while.
"Geez, we've been back together for five minutes Doc, and you're already talking about the end of the universe."
"Stupid, stupid rat creatures!"