Spoiler Warning: There are potential spoilers below for the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. If you’re hoping to avoid spoilers, do not continue reading below.
We’re a few weeks out from the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, and we’re finally beginning to hear more about what we can expect from the second half of season three. We already know that the show has added a few more Inhumans, including the addition of Natalie Cordova-Buckley as Elena Rodriguez a.k.a Slingshot, who will seemingly be joining Daisy’s team of Secret Warriors. And thanks to an accidental slip-up, Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons) let it slip that Ward’s corpse was overtaken by none other than Hive, a character many speculated he had become at the close of the mid-season finale. Now, thanks to the latest edition of Matt’s Inside Line from TV Line, we have a couple of new teasers for the season three return, including one concerning a tie-in to Captain America: Civil War!
First up, one reader wanted to know what we can expect from Ward as his body has been overtaken by Hive. What will his agenda be when the show returns on March 8th? As is currently stands, he’s motives are unclear.
His (its?) agenda is a massively looming question as Season 3 resumes, as affirmed by this excerpt from the winter premiere’s logline: “The divide between those who want to protect Inhumans and those who seek to destroy them is constantly widening, and Hydra, now strengthened by Grant Ward, looms once again. However, Ward is no longer the same villainous traitor that they once knew, and [in him] the team faces an all-new enemy whose motivations, goals and strengths are unclear.” I’ll have more on the slithery subject from Brett Dalton in the weeks to come.
Next up, a reader asked what we can expect as a tie-in for Civil War. If you’ll recall, the series saw a huge shake-up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one that saw S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed, leaving the show to re-invent itself going forward. So, surely there has to be something pertaining to Civil War, right? According to Clark Gregg, the show has already somewhat set up a tie-in to Civil War.
Maybe it already has…? As Clark Gregg points out, the first half of the season “set up… the beginning of Secret Warriors, and some stuff that miiiight connect with Civil War — although I don’t know that! But with the Inhuman outbreak, you have people with powers suddenly all over the place. And there are those who feel that people who evolve differently need to be eradicated. And there are those who remember that those people are also humans. And there are divisions among those people.” All of which kinda sounds like the seeds of a “civil war” to me!
You can read the full synopsis for episode 3×11 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled “Bouncing Back”, by heading over here. And be sure to tune in on March 8th when the series returns to ABC for the second half of season three.
Source: TV Line.