Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD returns tomorrow night after a winter hiatus (and a short run of Agent Carter, which had better be given a second season, am I right?). When we last left Coulson and his crew, things weren’t going so well. A Terrigen Mist was released, causing both Skye and Raina to release their Inhuman powers. It also killed Agent Triplett, who didn’t have any Inhuman powers to release. Sad. While I will definitely miss Trip, I am excited to see where the season goes from here, especially regarding Raina and her relationship to Skye.
In the beautiful art for “Aftershocks” above (which you can buy, by the way), we see the transformation from Skye to Daisy Johnson, AKA Quake. We also see what Raina has become – although I’m still not sure what she’s supposed to be. Honestly, she still kind of looks like a ThunderCat to me. The episode – and probably much of the season – will deal with Skye’s new powers and the aftermath of unleashing them. Based on the preview below, it doesn’t look like she’s coping so well.
The mid-season premiere will also deal with a slew of problems left over from their battle with Whitehall – one of which is what to do with Whitehall’s right-hand man, Bakshi. Now that Whitehall is dead, it looks like HYDRA is about to lose another asset to the United States government. Or are they?
You can read the full description for “Aftershocks” below:
“After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, Coulson and his team destroyed it before the forces of Hydra could claim its secrets, eliminating the villainous Whitehall in the process. But new threats to the world have arisen, including Skye’s father, Cal, who now seeks retribution against Coulson for stealing his revenge against Whitehall; a disturbing alliance between former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward and Agent 33; the enigmatic Raina, who struggles with her transformation into something inhuman by the alien Obelisk and seeks vengeance; and Skye, who developed mysterious new powers from the Obelisk but whose lack of experience with her new abilities may threaten the safety of those she loves. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack begin the next phase of a plan which seems to have grave repercussions for Coulson and his team, who are unaware that there’s another mysterious force moving against them. And as Hunter is forced to make the biggest choice of his life, Coulson will find his mission threatened by this shocking endgame.”