During the second half of season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were introduced to Lincoln Campbell (Luke Mitchell), an Inhuman with electromagnetic powers. He was one of the first Inhumans Daisy met in Afterlife, and he showed Daisy how to control her abilities, but the happy life he had in Afterlife could not last.
Following the fall of that Inhuman group and its leader, Jiaying (Dichen Lachman), Lincoln went rogue and undercover. When he was brought back into the picture this season, he was a loner who didn’t trust anyone (except Daisy). Thanks to Lash hunting him down and his helpfulness in revealing his identity, Lincoln is now with S.H.I.E.L.D., even though it probably is not permanent.
Lincoln has yet to play a major role in the series, and oddly enough, we still do not really know who he is. If it makes you feel better though, Mitchell is as much in the dark as we are. While speaking to Comic Book Resources, he made it seem like we’ll learn more about him soon.
The writers have hinted to me, and to the audience through the script, that Lincoln has had a dark past. We saw a hint of that in episode 3, with him reaching out to his sponsor, John. That alluded to the fact that Lincoln is an alcoholic or recovering alcoholic. Then, toward the end of Season 2, there was a little bit of a reveal between Lincoln and Gordon about how far John went to save me. They haven’t given me anything concrete, but I get the feeling that Lincoln was a pretty troubled youth. I think we’re going to find out pretty soon what that’s all about.
One of the bigger moments Lincoln has had was telling the group that Andrew is actually Lash. He knew this because of his knowledge on the history of Inhumans. Coincidentally enough, that planet Simmons got sent to houses (or is) one of the oldest Inhumans around. Maybe Lincoln can work his magic again,
I think the question is how much knowledge Lincoln has of this thing, he/she/it. Depending on what it/he/she’s plan is. Because, here’s the thing: His allegiances might be shifting towards S.H.I.E.L.D. — that’s still growing and developing and he’s not sure — but the one thing that divides him is, he’s still an Inhuman. When you are part of something enormous, you obviously have a pull towards it. It will be interesting to see what the writers do with introducing this character they are alluding to, and if Lincoln has anything to do with it. I’m really curious. It’s an interesting area to play in.
It is completely a game-changer. It’s going to send shockwaves through everyone, through the characters and the audience. People are going to need the break to discuss and deal with what happens in the winter finale before we come back.
We will have a better understanding of what the finale will entail after tonight’s episode “Closure.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air “Closure” tonight on ABC at 9 p.m. EST.
Source: Comic Book Resources