In the last two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we discovered that several agents had been replaced by LMD versions of themselves as they got put into the Framework. It is now up to Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons to save their fellow agents as they put themselves into the world of the Framework where Hydra is pretty much ruling that reality.
Last week Heroic Hollywood participated in the press room for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at WonderCon to chat with the cast and producers about what is coming up in the remaining episodes of Season 4. We had the pleasure of chatting with Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg, who plays Quake and Phil Coulson respectively, along with Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb as they teased what is coming up in the Agents of Hydra storyline.
When asked about the emotional changes that the characters may go through after they get out of the Framework, Gregg stressed that there is a danger to being in the Framework.
“Changes are going to happen IN the Framework! You shouldn’t view this as a side-trip, this is the world we are in, [if] we die in there, we are dead.”
Loeb also responded to that question and stressed the emphasis of the Framework story and how it will indeed have significant consequences for characters who enter that world and what that does to them when/if they manage to come back to reality.
“It’s important for everyone to know that it’s not a dream, it’s not a big “What If” story. What happens in the Framework is something that has both physical consequences, but also emotional consequences. The memories that they have, once they start waking up, they now have sort of two lives. It’s that story that you create when you are lying about something and you realize that the person that you have told the lie to, only knows that side of you! They actually don’t know that you have this whole other thing going on over here. What that does to each of our characters along the way, if/when they do get out of there, it’s not going to be “oh well that was that, now we can move on to do something else!”, they are going to carry the weight of the consequences with the lives they lived. “
More highlights from the full roundtable interview:
-Gregg’s reaction to the twist behind the Coulson and May romance and whether the real May and Coulson might get together.
-How Bennet balances playing Daisy as Skye within the Framework while trying to save her fellow agents that are trapped in this reality.
-Whether the writers try to keep each season as a self-contained story and having it wrapped up before the finales, should they not be renewed for another year.
-Gregg on how the Coulson in the Framework will react to if/when he remembers his life outside of this Hydra reality.
“What If…” – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.
“What If…” was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Oz Scott. “
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Agents of Hydra airs on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 4 for our weekly reviews. Stay tuned for more WonderCon interviews. Be sure to check out our previous roundtable interviews with the cast and producers of the series, including Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena Yo-Yo- Rodriguez) and Henry Simmons (Alphonso Mack Mackenzie), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May) and Jason O’Mara (Jeffrey Mace), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
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