BREAKING NEWS EVERYONE! The folks at Entertainment Weekly have just revealed that fan favorite Lance Hunter – played by the very charming Nick Blood (whose name IRL is better than his character’s) – will be returning in the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. And they have the production picture to prove it! Check out Nick hanging out on set.

Agents of SHIELD BTS — Pictured: Nick Blood CR: ABC

Details regarding how the character will return is being kept under wraps but we’re sure it’s going to be something great. Gotta be honest. This is probably one of the most exciting pieces of S.H.I.E.L.D. news we’ve gotten since they confirmed Ghost Rider for the show. Even though it took a while for the writers to find the character’s true footing IMO, Hunter is easily one of the best and funniest characters to ever make the show. His and Bobbi’s departure from the show was one that was sorely felt right after it happened and we’re just glad that he’s finally returning. It’s a shame that Marvel’s Most Wanted never happened.

And the big question: what about Bobbi? Can we expect an appearance from her as well? It’s hard to tell given Adrienne Palicki‘s new starring role in the Seth McFarlane‘s upcoming sci-fi spoof series The Orville. Scheduling conflicts may be imminent especially if her S.H.I.E.L.D. return consists of a regular appearances. If the writers managed to write her in a couple of guest appearances here and there, we’d be fine with that too. More Bobbi and Hunter is always a win for the show.

Source: EW

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