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...
Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read at your own risk!]
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, Clark Gregg
Ever since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was picked up, there's been one question on everyone's minds: How the heck is Agent Coulson still alive after being brutally stabbed through the heart in The Avengers?
Slowly, but surely, the ABC super series has unraveled that mystery. Thus far, we've learned that Coulson (Clark Gregg) was dead for several days, not a few minutes, and that Director Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) moved heaven and Earth to bring him back to life through several surgeries that also wiped his memories of the experience. More recently, Coulson discovered a secret bunker that housed half a blue alien whose blood, imbued with regenerative powers, saved Coulson's life. It was the same blood that was used to bring Skye (Chloe Bennet) back to life.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Which teammember has been hiding a big secret?
So what the heck was that alien?
[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: