When we last left Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D… Well, how do we put this, $#!% was going down! It’s been a long break between episodes and the show left us hanging at such a momentous point, the introduction of the Inhumans. Now, there’s an Inhumans movie on the way, coming soon to a theater near us… In four years. But S.H.I.E.L.D. made a huge leap in continuity relevance by introducing such an essential piece of lore for the development of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. (You know, because they can’t use the ‘M’ word.) With a little over a week till the return of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC is now teasing what fate awaits one of the show’s key characters now that what’s Inhuman has been unleashed.
In case you’ve forgotten, and, you know, spoilers, when we last left S.H.I.E.L.D. we learned that Skye (Chloe Bennet) was really Daisy Johnson AKA: Quake, and her earthquake-making super-power was revealed after she and Raina (Ruth Negga) were exposed to Terrigen crystals. This would also mean that Skye’s previously unnamed father played by Kyle MacLachlan is Mr. Hyde.
With Skye quakin’, Trip (B.J. Britt) dead and Raina becoming God-knows-what, one wonders what might come of the next phase of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season, and judging from the below clip, it looks like Skye (or Daisy) is not going to have a good time. Are her S.H.I.E.L.D. friends going to actually lock her up, or is the ad reflecting some kind of internal metaphor for the character, as if she feels imprisoned by her new abilities.
This here ad you might have seen if you had watched last night’s Academy Awards pre-show, but with Agent Carter wrapping up for the season on Tuesday, it might not be out of the question to expect that this is the first taste of what’s coming up when S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next week. Let’s roll the so-called videotape.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns a week from Tuesday, March 3, at 8 pm EST on ABC; The Inhumans themselves will be in theaters everywhere July 12, 2019.