The end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s third season gave viewers a peek into the future – a future showing Daisy Johnson now using the media-given mantle Quake and on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. (Coulson and Mack specifically). The time lapse jumped six months into the future, and it looks like quite a bit has changed.
Chloe Bennet (Daisy/Quake) spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her transformation into the full blown comic iteration, Quake, and how the events of the third season finale will effect her character moving forward.
“It was amazing. I love that it all stems from this hurt that she’s going through. It’s not necessarily her being this great superhero all of a sudden. She really becomes Quake because of the past she’s had and the loss she’s dealing with. It’s not perfect. That’s why Marvel resonates with so many people, the level of imperfection that these so-called superheroes have. She becomes Quake because she goes rogue, because every time she gets close to someone they die. Her mom tried to kill her and her dad had to kill her mom and her first boyfriend was like a Nazi – she’s had a rough go these past couple of years. Having her boyfriend Lincoln sacrifice himself for her when she was going to do it for him and die in that heroic, tragic way while talking to her, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Her way of protecting the people that she cares about is really by distancing herself from them and not letting anyone else get close to her. In her mind, that’s her way of showing love to the people she cares about.”
Daisy has had a rough last few years between Ward, her Inhuman parents and transformation, and now losing Lincoln. Thanks to her tragedies, she has become a rogue metahuman because she is convinced anyone she gets close to will die. She doesn’t posses a very positive outlook. However, Bennet doesn’t seem to think that Quake acting rogue will last all that long.
“I don’t think it will last very long, but we’re on episode three and I’ve had some of the best days I’ve ever had shooting these scenes. I’m doing some of the most crazy stunts I’ve ever done. It’s laced with all this pain and resentment. She’s seeking penance for the loss that she feels responsible for.”
The flash-forward scene was very ominous as it painted a grey picture over Quake’s intentions. Although the end made it look like Quake may have a less than ethical agenda, it turns out she is actually acting as a vigilante. She might be causing damage, but she is also saving people in the process.
“If you paused the TV and really looked closely at what those articles are saying about what she was doing, yes there happened to be some damage, collapsed bridges or physical damage to different cities, but always, magically, no one gets hurt. Two people were saved or one person was saved. If you look closely, Daisy isn’t as much of a threat but more of some sort of vigilante. Anyone who knows this character knows how much empathy she has. She cares for people so deeply that it’s actually to her detriment. It’s her downfall. I think that’s also her most badass trait, how much she’s willing to sacrifice for other people and that doesn’t go away no matter how much eyeliner she wears. She still has a heart of gold and wants the best for people and wants to help. If that would ever go away, then I’m done with this show. [Laughs] I’m leaving!”
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter