You can read out recap of last night’s monumentous Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale here, but before you go there’s at least one detail we must discuss in full. First though, who would have guessed that this time last year S.H.I.E.L.D. would leave us on the edge our seat like that? The fights! The reveals! The potentially game changing consequences! What a rush! Having eight weeks of Agent Carter crammed in between now and more S.H.I.E.L.D. almost seems like a punishment now (no matter how much you may or may not be looking forward to Agent Carter). Haven’t seen the episode yet? Avert your eyes because we’re about to confirm that Skye is indeed the specific Marvel character she was revealed to be last night….
To recap briefly, last night’s midseason finale, “What They Become,” revealed that the proper birth name of Chloe Bennet‘s character Skye’s was Daisy, which not only plays up on last week’s clue with the “Daisy Bell” nursery rhyme, but conveys on Skye the status of being a character taken directly from the Marvel Comic books, Daisy Johnson, AKA: Quake. (That would also mean that Skye’s father, played by Kyle MacLachlan, is Calvin Zabo, AKA: Mr. Hyde, but there wasn’t a lot of time to get too deep into that this week.) On top of that, when Skye/Daisy was exposed to the Terrigen Mist, she started making the buried alien city, and the building that sits on top of it, start to quake. Well, that’s pretty conclusive.
In an interview with Comic Book.com, S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen confirmed that yes, Skye is Daisy. “Yes, we can confirm [Bennet] is indeed…,” Tancharoen began before being joined by Whedon, “Daisy Johnson!”
The producers further confirmed that the use of “Daisy Bell” in last week’s episode was a clue. “Playing that lullaby was definitely deliberate,” Tancharoen added. “It’s very cool to see a few people have keyed into that.”
Comic Book.com followed up by asking their next move will be to fit Bennet for a pair of gauntlets. After all, they gave Adrianne Palicki a fancy Mockingbird-esque jumpsuit, so would it be out of the question to give the Marvel Cinematic/Television Universe’s newest hero a super suit? “You never know!” said Whedon. “Maybe…,” Tancharoen added, “…maybe, maybe, maybe.”
Well maybe that will be cool.
For the uninitiated, Daisy Johnson was a character that first appeared in the miniseries Secret Wars, which saw S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury recruit a team of heroes to overthrow the tyrannical government in Latveria. Daisy was a personal recruit of Fury’s and he invested a lot of trust in her. Secret Wars, meanwhile, was one of the immediate precursors to Civil War, which we all know will be the subject of the third Captain America movie. Obviously details on the show will work out a little differently, but would it now be unreasonable to expect Skye to show up in a future Marvel movie, perhaps even The Inhumans movie?
So it was a very busy night on S.H.I.E.L.D. as we had two major character reveals, the death of a couple of main characters, meeting our first Inhuman characters, and the first time that Terrigenesis has been portrayed on-screen. It’s almost hard to believe it’s still about five years till we’ll see the actual Inhumans movie in theaters everywhere, but it was still pretty sweet that S.H.I.E.L.D. went there. So what now becomes of Daisy? How will having powers affect her? What’s crazy ol’ Raina’s Inhuman super-power going to be? Will we see more of the eye-less guy? And who’s the big bad now that Whitehall’s out of the way: Mr. Hyde or Agent Ward? Sadly, we will have to wait till March to find out.