When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered last fall, the drama failed to live up to the hype. This is because even though S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in September, the series had to wait until Captain America was released in April to reveal HYDRA had infiltrated the organization, completely changing the direction of the show. That means they spent nearly eight months simply biding time! But once S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down and clean-cut Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) was revealed to be a sleeper HYDRA agent, the tide began to turn in the show's favor. But was it too little too late?
Executive producer Jeff Bell talked to TVGuide.com about the show's negative reception, what's in store for Season 2 and why fans should give it a second chance.
Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's season finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Ding dong, the psychopath is dead!
That's right, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ultimate showdown between villain Clairvoyant, aka John Garrett (Bill Paxton), and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out on top thanks in part to...
Agent Coulson and his ragtag team will have their work cut out for them in the season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday (8/7c, ABC).
Now that Garrett (Bill Paxton), who was actually patient zero in the Deathlok program, has taken the GH325 serum, it seems like he'll be unstoppable. But...
Next to finding out how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) survived, fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s consummate company man have been desperate to learn more about the mysterious cellist, a person he was dating whom was briefly mentioned at the time of his death in The Avengers.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Exclusive: Amy Acker to play famous role from Coulson's past
On Tuesday's episode (8/7c, ABC), those fans will finally get to meet the woman who became Coulson's true love Audrey, portrayed by Whedonverse alum Amy Acker. "What I find remarkable is that Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson said one line in The Avengers and that was it," executive producer Jeffrey Bell tells TVGuide.com. "Out of that, we...
Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg
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Those who thought Jasper Sitwell running off to Lemurian Star in last week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the ABC series' idea of a crossover with Captain America: The Winter Soldier were sorely mistaken on Tuesday night. In truth, the implications of how Marvel's latest blockbuster will affect the TV offshoot run much, much deeper.
In keeping with the film's big twist...
Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Clark Gregg
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In a world where superpowers have become the norm, it was actually quite surprising to learn during Tuesday's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that the malevolent Clairvoyant does not, in fact, have powers; they just have security clearance.
That's right, the super-villain who has been dogging Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team is actually...
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) joined the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team this week. But her arrival wasn't even the most exciting part of the episode. No, that honor belongs to the team member who's been keeping a big secret from Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). But let's first take a look at how we got to this startling discovery...
Jaimie Alexander and Clark Gregg
Lady Sif is coming to Midgard!
Jaimie Alexander will make her Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debut on Tuesday (8/7c, ABC) as her Thor character Lady Sif attempts to track down Asgardian foe Lorelei (Elena Satine), the seductress who made a brief cameo at the end of last week's episode. Lorelei will team with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to complete her mission, even finding a kinship with someone among the group. TVGuide.com turned to Alexander to get the scoop on how her guest spot came together, Sif and Lorelei's rivalry and what Sif's arrival means for Coulson's (Clark Gregg) secret:
Andrew Lincoln, Tatiana Maslany, Nathan Fillion
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