Entertainment Weekly has just unveiled the poster for Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled “The Frenemy of My Enemy”, and if the poster is anything to go by? Expect a pretty big showdown in this episode.
As usual, along with the poster reveal, Entertainment Weekly had the chance to sit down with Executive Producer Jeff Bell and ask him about the upcoming episode, what we can expect, and what’s going on with Ward.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Every week, I get so excited about the art for each episode. But this one is amazing, with the colors and all the conflict. While a lot of the art in this initiative tends to be interpretative, I know that this is pretty close to an actual scene.
JEFF BELL: It couldn’t be more different than Bahrain, which was sort of this…elegance. Now it’s sort of this cluster of men and women pointing things and shooting at each other…all held in the loving arms of Deathlok. [laughs] We worked long and hard to get the team back together, and to sort of have Ward with Coulson and Fitz and Deathlok is a lot of fun.
And I love the colors. One of the things that stuck out at me was that Ward and Bakshi are in Hydra red, while Coulson and Hunter are in S.H.I.E.L.D. blue. And Deathlok is another color entirely. It makes it seem like this is all a big puzzle that’s coming together.
I think it’s super cool that way. We had promised at the end of 16 that we’re going to go find Ward, and then 17 became all about Bahrain and other stuff. There wasn’t any Coulson in the modern era except the tag at the very end, and it’s fun to finally jump in and tell that story. And I think Monica [Owusu-Breen] did a terrific job writing that.
This is the first time Ward is going to see Coulson or anyone from the team since he disappeared, and he’s a much different person than he was back then.
He’s feeling pretty good about himself. He’s at peace now.
And last time we saw him, he seemed to be coming into his own. There’s no Whitehall, no S.H.I.E.L.D., no Garrett, no Christian. He’s really his own leader.
He’s in his “best boyfriend ever mode.”
I love that you describe him that way.
Well, because you want people to go “oh, he’s okay…no, this is not his fault…oh, he did something terrible.” That’s the beauty of Brett’s character right now—anytime he shows up, it can be for a hug, or to put a bullet in your head, and you’re not really sure which one it’s going to be. And they’re all kind of earned, which is lovely.
In the past few weeks, we’ve been splitting everyone up and focusing on smaller character moments, like the episodes with May and Bobbi. Based on the art, is this episode going to see a lot of those storylines come together?
I think the way this ends…18 really sets up nicely the final four, which I think kind of move like a train. If you had gone to see a 22 hour movie, this sort of launches us into act three, where everything starts coming together. So we’ve got S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.0, and we’ve got Hydra, and we’ve got Inhumans, and we’ve got Ward, and we’ve got all those different threads. And we’re starting to put those together in new combinations in new ways, and that will propel us into the last four episodes.
And we’re obviously going to see more with Hunter and Coulson and Fitz based on this week’s tag, right?
Those guys are still together just as they were when we last saw them. We pick up there and take off. And really, this is the first time Fitz has been out in the field by himself since he got bonked on the head.
You’ll be able to purchase the poster for “The Frenemy of My Enemy” by heading over here tomorrow afternoon. It’ll cost you $49.99 plus tax and shipping & handling. Each poster is limited to 100 copies.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on ABC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.