Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns from it’s mid-season hiatus later tonight and from the looks of things, there are some big things coming to the series. The episode will feature an appearance by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s President Ellis who we last saw briefly in the season premiere. Could this mean that the team might finally be coming out of the shadows? Series star Clark Gregg chatted with Comic Book Resources and when asked if things were going to turn around for organization after that meeting, he responded with the following on the matter.
Yes and no. That’s a good question. Sokovia set them back in a big way. There’s a lot of suspicion about S.H.I.E.L.D. and its connection with superheroes coming out of Age Of Ultron. In a week or so, we start working on the script that will air during Civil War and I’m almost scared to read it to see what happens to poor S.H.I.E.L.D. in that. There are those who realize that the world needs S.H.I.E.L.D. President Ellis may be one of them, but it’s still very much an underground organization that is illegal and hunted through most of the globe.
If you’ve been paying attention this season, there’s definitely been some conflict among the members of the team regarding the Inhuman issue. But will this lead to a divide or their own mini-Civil War?
That certainly seems to be this season, that there has always been an “us and them” feeling about Inhumans from some people on the team. Some of them have been hurt and had their lives threatened by Inhumans. At the same time, some of the people they care most about in the world are Inhumans, especially in Coulson’s case. It’s very complex, and that confusion… that dynamic has been set up all season long. The formation of Secret Warriors is complex, because it’s hard to know which of these Inhumans are willing to be part of S.H.I.E.L.D. and to carry out some of the things that S.H.I.E.L.D. is doing, which is about containing and neutralizing other Inhumans. There are things coming in the back half of the season that may amplify those decisions. Whaaat?!
But what could these things be that “amplify” those decisions? Will it be something that massively changes the series once again? Can’t wait to find out. I’ll definitely be tuning in tonight, will you? Sound off with your thoughts on Gregg’s comments in the section below.