We’ve heard a lot from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast this week, coming off of last week’s emotional episode, and with a good portion of the cast having made their way to Wondercon this past weekend, it’s not too surprising that even more S.H.I.E.L.D. news has made its way out. Of course, one of the top subjects for the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week is the departure of Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobbi Morse (Adrienne Palicki), as they prepare to headline their own potential series, Marvel’s Most Wanted, which was officially ordered to pilot earlier this year.
Clark Gregg, who fans know as Director Phil Coulson, spoke about the pair’s departure, and the reaction he’s seen from fans online. (Hint: Lots of sobbing gifs.)
When I did check in on the Intarwebs this week, I saw more, just, you know what, I don’t know if I’m saying this right, more “gifs” of people sobbing – ugly crying… and it just is a testament to the magnificent writing our our show, which I think should get even more praise than it does.
Perhaps the best part of the WonderCon panel came from an audience member that posed as “Grant Ward”. When given the chance to ask a question, they asked proceeded to confront Coulson about his killing Ward on Maveth: “What the hell is your problem man, was that really necessary?” (Brett Dalton, of course, insisted that she wasn’t a plant.) Gregg proceeded to say it wasn’t “necessary” per say, but then again, Ward’s actions weren’t actually necessary either.
I mean necessary? I don’t know, I was trying to have a nice burger with a nice lady I met. I didn’t think a sniper bullet in her neck before she could even get a bit of burger down was really necessary.
Of course, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been dealing with Inhumans since the second season, and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon as they continue to bring in more Inhumans to build up Daisy’s team of Secret Warriors. So it seemed only fair that the cast would be asked what Inhuman powers they’d like to have. Dalton joked that he would like to be able to wash off honey, while the rest of the gang seemed to quiet down after Ming-Na Wen said that she would want to be able to heal people. However, the conversation got deep with the over-arching messages of the show. Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television, hopes something positive comes of the messages in the show.
If you can also walk away with the idea that, folks, we have to figure this out, like we’re all here, and I never feel it more than at a comicon… we’ve have got to figure out how we can all just learn to love each other, it’s not a hard thing to do, and I think that’s what this show has become, and gets a chance to talk about.
See the rest of the interview, including the playfulness of the cast throughout the panel, in the video above, and watch the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday on ABC.