Entertainment Weekly has just unveiled the final poster for the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this one for the second part of the two-hour finale set to air on Thursday, May 12th.
Yesterday’s poster saw FitzSimmons facing off against Mr. Hyde, while today’s poster rounds up everyone with Skye left in the middle, forced to choose what side she’s on.
As always, to go with the poster reveal, Entertainment Weekly had a chance to talk to executive producer Jeff Bell about the poster (done by artist Joshua Budich), as well as what we can expect from the season two two-hour finale.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Interestingly, the team seems to be split into factions that put people in places you wouldn’t expect: Bobbi and Mack and Gonzales are on the Inhuman side, and the rest of Coulson’s team is on the S.H.I.E.L.D. side.
JEFF BELL: I think for us, it was looking at who has behaved as antagonist to Coulson and who has not. Not bad guys, not evil, not villainous—but who has been forced to be an antagonist? And we split it that way, with Skye splitting the difference.
Season 2 has been about bringing all these connecting threads together, and I think this poster summarizes that really well. You have Hydra at the top, which is where we started out, and then the new S.H.I.E.L.D., the old S.H.I.E.L.D., all our big team players and their new loyalties, and the Inhumans. Everything is another interlocking piece that brings everything together.
The challenge that we keep seeing is keeping it fresh so it doesn’t feel like the same piece of story all season. You want to find a way to mix it up. If this was an HBO show, this would be season four, and you could look back and go, well, the first season introduced these characters, the second season was more of, “oh, Hydra’s in S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and the third one is Skye becoming a superhero. And then getting to the middle of this season, and now we’re sort of getting into this Inhuman world. We’ve tried to make the flavoring different, we’ve tried to tell different stories with different combinations of the same people so it doesn’t feel like you’re getting different versions of the same story every week. The poster did a nice job of summing that up.
After seeing those terrigan crystals that Jiaying used on Gonzales in “Scars,” can we assume that they’re important in the finale, given that Skye is pictured with them?
That’s…an interesting assumption. [laughs]
And I believe episode 20 is also the first time Skye actually uses the word “Inhuman” when categorizing herself, which made me feel like she was really starting to find a place among her people. Does this episode work towards Skye finally making a decision on where she wants to be?
I would say that Skye’s journey has been a big arc of this season, and I think we’re laying some sort of sense of resolution. If you’re reading this season as a book, yes, there’s going to be a sequel to this book. But there are certain aspects you’d want closed in this book. And I know if I were reading that book, that’s one of the storylines I’d want to see closure on.
Both the posters for Part One of S.O.S. and Part Two of S.O.S. will go on sale tomorrow, and you’ll be able to purchase them by going here. Each poster will cost you $49.99, along with shipping & handling and taxes. They are also limited to only 100 copies.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly.