[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...
Chloe Bennett, Iain De Caestecker
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Read at your own risk!]
It was only a matter of time before one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was seriously hurt in the line of duty.
Unfortunately, it was...
Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen
Move over, Skye and Ward fans: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has paired up Melinda May and Grant Ward.
Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) essentially invited Ward (Brett Dalton) to her hotel room at the end of last week's episode after their shared bond of having touched the Asgardian Berserker staff. Tuesday's episode revealed that...
Iain de Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Until now, Coulson's special branch of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been taking on crises on their own. But when they're faced with a Level 8 mission on Tuesday's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they'll be taken straight into the belly of the beast, where they'll cross paths with Victoria Hand.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: Is Skye really a traitor?
In the comics, Hand (Saffron Burrows) started her career off as a S.H.I.E.L.D. accountant who went on to become an ally of Steve Rogers. But on the ABC series...
Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen
One day it's a punctured plane, the next a horde of Peruvian rebels blasting AK-47s, the next a mad scientist or a serial killer. There always seems to be danger in the air on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though that's not the case right now. What's wafting through the show's Los Angeles soundstage is the unmistakable scent of love.
The cast of the ABC action-fantasy series has gathered on the Bus — a high-tech megajet — to shoot a scene that finds the government agents regrouping after a particularly rough mission. Black-ops specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) came damn close to losing his life and was saved by, of all people, meek engineer Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker). Hacker chick...
Chloe Bennet and Iain De Caestecker
For viewers who are complaining that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been offering up more questions than answers, Tuesday's episode will at least start unraveling the mystery behind S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest team member, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. offers up another clue about Agent Coulson
The mysterious "hacktivist" joined Coulson's (Clark Gregg) team in the series premiere, though we haven't learned much about her since. Based on the promos, it seems Skye's secret of working with The Rising Tide to spy on S.H.I.E.L.D. will soon come out. What is Skye really after? TVGuide.com caught up with Bennet to find out:
Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain de Caestecker
As one of the youngest members of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) may be a little green in the field, but she's certainly one of the brightest minds on ABC's new drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Combined with fellow agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), the duo is an unstoppable scientific force that complements each other like a married couple, according to Henstridge. The 26-year-old actress, whose credits included the British soap Hollyoaks before joining Joss Whedon's world of weird, dissects her new character with TVGuide.com and answers some of our burning questions, including whether there's more than meets the eye to Fitz and Simmons' relationship. Get the scoop:
Samuel L Jackson
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!]
Despite the producers' insistence that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would wait to introduce elements from the films, the second episode was chock-full of some very specific references -- and an appearance by...
Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg
Welcome to Level 7.
When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted last week, we met the new team of agents tasked with keeping the world safe from the strange and unknown. Heading up the team is Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who enlisted Agents Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), scientists Fitz (Iain De Caestrecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), as well as hacker-anarchist Skye (Chloe Bennet) to form a sub-division of the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. — Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen to get to know the agents better. Check it out:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A Norse God. A flying billionaire in an iron suit. A man frozen in time. A giant green rage monster. These are just a few of the characters that Marvel has somehow made relatable throughout its films. But now, in their quest to bring that same magic to TV, ABC will attempt to get the fanboys, fangirls and the uninitiated to tune in for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
What are Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s chances on Tuesday nights?
On the TV show, which airs Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembles a select group of agents to form the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. — Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division — which investigates strange and unknown occurrences around the globe. The team includes Agents Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), scientists Fitz (Ian De Caestrecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), as well as hacker-anarchist Skye (Chloe Bennet), who adamantly works against the S.H.I.E.L.D. team until she discovers their true nature.
So how will the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. be approachable for both diehard comic book fans and new viewers alike?