Secrets can only stay secret for so long, especially on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Skye’s secret is now out, and while not everyone may be completely on board with protecting her (instead of, say, themselves from her), they have also shown that they’re not going to let anyone just kill her because of what she could do either.
When Skye’s secret came out in the latest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, the team’s reactions varied. While Simmons has been very vocal about how she feels about powers and had no qualms about wanting Raina dead after what she did, upon learning about Skye’s powers and that Fitz had been keeping her secret, she argued that Skye is her friend. However, Skye overheard the disagreements before she went and locked herself up in a holding cell following injuring herself to keep from hurting the group.
Executive producer Jeffrey Bell has told Entertainment Weekly that this could lead to Skye turning to her father, Cal.
“Skye has already been torn between her S.H.I.E.L.D. family and a desire to find her birth family. Her father Cal’s last words to her warned that no one else would understand, that everyone would be afraid of her after her transformation. As Skye sees S.H.I.E.L.D. split in response to her new power, she will find herself unsure of where to turn or where to go or even whom to trust.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is bringing in Blair Underwood, and he’s not just Melinda May’s estranged ex-husband, Dr. Andrew Garner. He’s also a psychologist and S.H.I.E.L.D. has used him in the past.
“In addition to coping with the physicality of her new gift, Coulson realizes Skye needs someone who can help her emotionally,” Bell explained.
The team may have stopped Lady Sif and the Kree warrior from killing her after the Kree explained that Inhumans are seen as abominations, humans modified to be warriors for them, and Skye may have stopped herself, but they’re still a long way from her controlling her powers. Will May’s ex be able to help Skye take at least the first steps by helping her emotionally?
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Episode 13 promo for “One of Us” offers a look at May going to her ex-husband and telling him that they need his help and him asking Skye how it feels when it’s happening.
“It’s terrifying,” Skye tells him.
That’s not all that’s coming up in the next episode, as Cal is also back – and he’s not alone. Bell previewed the episode, explaining that Cal’s really not happy that Coulson took his chance to kill Whitehall.
“Coulson has a team, Cal wants a team. He has a specific agenda in mind, a point he wants to make in a very large, very public way. So he assembles a group of villainous characters. Many of them will be familiar to hard core Marvel fans. Drea de Matteo [as Karla Faye Gideon] is his first delightful acquisition as he gathers up his group.”
“[Cal] is not so happy with how their last fight went. There’s a score he wants to settle,” Clark Gregg has teased for TVLine.
The promo offers a look at his group of villains, but will Skye be able to join this fight? May argues that they can’t risk her losing control, but will she be able to stop her with her father involved?
“I want everyone to know what you do to people like us,” Cal says in the video.
Speaking of secrets getting out, Bobbi and Mack are still trying to keep theirs, and that means, as Mack told her, Bobbi has to push Hunter away, even though she wants to bring him in on what they’re doing. Mack argued that it’s too late in the latest episode and he’d hate her, but maybe there’s time for them in the future. However, Hunter confronted Mack in the final scene of the episode and told him everything he’d picked up on, and Mack thought knocking him out was his only move. It seems like that could force them to tell him the truth.
“All we can tease is that this is setting up a large new story arc on the show and that all will be revealed very soon,” Bell told EW.
But hey, at least they’re not Hydra, as Bobbi pointed out to Mack.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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