S.H.I.E.L.D. is reborn!
Coulson's team put their lives on the line and came out victorious over Garrett and the Cybertek super soldiers. It was a heroic effort. The finale had no shortage of action, suspense or heart. It was as near perfect as it probably could be. I only had one disappointment, but I'll get to that later.
While it's not clear whether the new S.H.I.E.L.D. will be considered legitimate or not, it probably helps that Coulson's team was responsible for rescuing some of the top military brass.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 22 concluded on chapter of the story, while setting up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 nicely.