The entire world of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team is going to be turned upside down after Skye’s ‘Inhuman’ reveal. Check out a great interview we have for you today that gives you a look behind the scenes as the cast discusses how all of this is going to unfold, and, be sure and let us know what you think AFTER THE JUMP!
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” has an Inhuman in its midst, and it’s only a matter of time before the show’s main characters discover Skye (Chloe Bennet) has undergone a pretty dramatic transformation.
Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and SHIELD don’t know what Inhumans are, but they do have a habit of putting people with powers — like Skye now has — on the Index. It’s something that Skye is dreading, Bennet tells Zap2it and a group of journalists at a recent “SHIELD” set visit.
“That’s not really a place she wants to be, I don’t think,” she says. “It’s kind of like she’s coming out almost as a superhero to her SHIELD family and moving forward from there.”
According to Adrianne Palicki, who plays SHIELD agent Bobbi Morse, the person who’s going to have the hardest time coming to terms with Skye’s new powers is Skye. “She has to deal with coming to terms with the fact that she’s different and the guilt of Trip’s death and feeling like an outsider from the team,” Palicki says.
Based on a clip of Tuesday’s (March 10) episode that E! Online put up, Skye’s reveal looks like it’s coming very soon. But how will the team react? Here’s what the cast has to say about how Skye’s coming out will affect “Agents of SHIELD”:
Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson): “The tension of the first couple episodes back is what happened to Skye. This is one of the things that I’ve liked most about this season, in that that relationship got so tight by the end of last season and only moreso this season. And yet, she’s risen to a place where she’s one of the most effective agents [Coulson] has. … He has to make choices that are simply for the greater good that SHIELD provides, which is protecting the world from the strange, the weird — the line that Joss [Whedon] wrote in the pilot. And it means putting her in dangerous situations. And I think it makes him feel very responsible for whatever’s going on with her.”
Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons): “We’re going to see a spectrum of how people approach it. The thing is that this is a new thing that no one on our team has ever heard of, so there’s going to be a lot of scrambling for a bit. No one knows what to do. Because of that, Agent Coulson does have to take everybody’s opinions and every option into account. There’s going to be some interesting discussions.
“I don’t think [Simmons] understands the hugeness of it right now, the fact that she is evolving at a very rapid rate. Once she sees it as that, that does change her mind a little bit. Right now, she’s thinking this is a virus and we need to contain it. It’s a huge thing for anyone to take in. The mindset she is in [the midseason premiere] is that she might be irrational and saying, ‘If this is some kind of crazy evolution, we need to stop it and we need to terminate.’ But I think if she took a second to think about it, she wouldn’t do that.”
Iain de Caestecker (Leo Fitz): “With what happens to Skye, someone on our team that’s been affected like that, it just brings it home a lot more I think. There’s a different reality when that happens. I think the idea of someone having supernatural powers is not the crazy thing, it’s someone that is very close to us.”
Chloe Bennet (Skye): “Some people react in a good way and some people react in a bad way. I can’t give you any specifics but it definitely, what’s the expression? Throwing a wrench into things? Is that it? Yeah, that’s kind of what happens. … Everyone on the team is a ragtag sort of family. When anything happens, when families go through adversity, everyone is at a heightened level of stress and people’s true feelings come out and it’s kind of a mess. It will definitely be a lot of seeing people handling things in different ways.”
Brett Dalton (Grant Ward): “This is, in fact, the first official introduction of the word and concept of Inhumans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s a big deal. I imagine there would be pretty strong reactions.”
Adrianne Palicki (Bobbi Morse): “We all really care about Skye. Those relationships will be challenged. I think it’s definitely going to put a little bit of a crack in the team, you know what I mean? People having different ideas, fears about her powers coming out.”
Nick Blood (Lance Hunter): “You’re definitely going to see more of a fractured group and everyone trying to work out where they stand and how they feel about it and conflict coming up from it. … I think particularly for Hunter it’s something he’s not accustomed to. It is a big question for him. He doesn’t know Skye as well as everyone else.”
Jed Whedon (co-creator): “The realities of the world they’re living in now are starting to become much more complicated. We saw at the beginning of the season that Coulson was already dealing with grays he hadn’t had to deal with before. He was always a don’t-leave-a-man-behind kind of guy. He’s already having to deal with something else, and now we’re opening up another aspect to that, a whole other set of grays. What is this power? What is too much power? What is it like for your friend to have it? And have we opened Pandora’s Box by pursuing all of this? Truthfully, there wouldn’t be aliens to invade in ‘Avengers’ if they hadn’t been experimenting with the cube. There’s a lot of questions of what’s the cause and what’s the effect. … I’d also say it’s safe to say that this question will constantly be a part of the universe, and it’s never going to be answered.”