An influx of Inhumans on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is creating some interesting characters and keeping the agents on their feet. And the latest clips for tomorrow night’s episode, titled “Spacetime“, only further prove that.
In the first of the two clips, which actually hit on Friday, we see someone who appears to have the ability to project visions of a possible future onto those who he comes into contact with. It’s something that is sure to tie into the three months time-jump that was showcased during the mid-season premiere, where we were led to believe that someone – or more specifically, Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley), whose necklace was floating in the quinjet as it hovered in space before being blown to bits. And with Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) having explained in a prior episode that the abilities of the Inhumans are meant to fill a void, in this case that of Raina who died during season two, it’s more than likely that three month time-jump was a look at what could happen in three months time.
And to go with that clip, TV Line has released a third clip that shows what happens after the man sees the future.
The clip shows Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) arriving on the scene of an incident that hasn’t yet occurred, with a man saying he called 911 because of what would be happening next. It’s a pretty intense clip, and given that it more than likely happens early on in the episode, it’s sure to lead to a rather explosive confrontation between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra.
Of course, with the show beginning to put more of a focus on Inhumans, we’re beginning to see a bit more of a divide among the team.
For fans that caught last weeks’ episode, it was hard to miss that tension is building up in the same was as the hype is building for Captain America Civil War. Hypable discussed this build-up with Clark Gregg who compares it to the larger battle building up in Captain America: Civil War.
“The days are coming where we will need to know exactly where everyone who is Inhuman who has crossed our path are, while we sort out if they’re going to be friend or foe,” Gregg says. “That’s our version of Civil War.”
One character that has certainly made the need for tracking Inhumans necessary is Lash, Agent May’s ex-husband-turned Inhuman who has gone on killing sprees against the other Inhumans.
“Lash is one of those people we’re going to have to find that out about,” Gregg says — and there may be surprises in store. “Just as a fan of the comics, I feel like anyone who thinks they’re really positive about exactly what Lash is… there’s more dimensions to Lash coming than we’re aware of yet.”
As for Lash’s ex-wife, Agent May, Ming Na-Wen says May is trying to move on.
“[Agent May] is kind of shut down when it comes to Lash and Andrew at this point.”
After all, what better way is there to ignore your Inhuman ex-husband who is roaming the world on a possible killing spree than getting back to work?
“That’s why she’s re-focusing all her energy back into S.H.I.E.L.D., back being by Coulson’s side,” she adds. “That’s where she’s most comfortable. That’s where she she can be most effective in contributing her skills to whatever task is at hand and not deal with those emotions that would probably continue to devastate her.”
Gregg went on to say that the lines for Civil War aren’t as clear as they may have once been for Agent Coulson.
“There are forces in the world who want to exploit those people, and there are forces in the world who want to exterminate those people,” he says, “And here’s Coulson with the person who may be the closest thing he has to family — and she’s one of them. And he’s getting closer to more people like that. And at the same time, some of the most terrifying threats to this person that he cares most about are other Inhumans.”
With Civil War just a little over a month away, and S.H.I.E.L.D. building towards a big season finale, which will air as a two hour finale on May 17th, it’s hard not to get excited. Especially after how The Winter Soldier affected the series back during season one.