“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 is going to finally jump into the Inhumans story after hinting at it for months. When the show returns from winter hiatus expect the focus to be on Skye’s (Chloe Bennet) new powers. In the midseason finale, it was revealed that Skye is Daisy Johnson, an Inhuman who can cause earthquakes. Bennet revealed that she’ll first have to learn that the powers are hers, but she’ll probably figure that out quickly. They’re connected to her emotions, and she’ll be in a very emotional state after the death of Triplett (B.J. Britt).
“It’s going to be a lot of her dealing with the loss of Trip. She feels a sense of responsibility for his death, and also, she has these newfound powers,” Bennet told Screen Slam. “She’s not quite sure if they’re even hers or if she’s even causing these earthquakes that are happening when she gets emotional or gets upset.”
Skye’s powers are also going to affect her relationships. Skye’s father (Kyle MacLachlan) warned her that no one -- not even Coulson (Clark Gregg) -- would understand her powers, and that might cause Skye to keep some secrets. “She’s worried about what’s going to happen to her relationship with Coulson and the rest of the team,” Bennet revealed. “She’s a huge, advocate for being truthful, especially in her relationship with Coulson. It’s always like, ‘Tell me what’s going on,’ and all of the sudden now she’s the one hiding something, and I think she’s not comfortable with that. But she’s nervous about what’s going to happen once they find out that she has powers.”
Audiences shouldn’t worry about that storyline being dragged out for long. Gregg warned that Season 2 would continue to be very fast-paced. “It’s very clear in Season 2, you’re going to get the answers quickly,” Gregg told Screen Slam.
Once the team figures out that Skye has powers, they’ll be the ones protecting her — because they won’t be the only ones who discover her abilities. Bennet didn’t say who would come after her character, but she implied that others would be interested in Skye for the wrong reasons. “If anything, Coulson and the rest of the team are going to be the ones trying to probably protect her from other parts of the world that are going to be very interested in what her powers have to offer,” Bennet teased.
While it would seem that evil organizations like Hydra would want to use people with powers for their own gain, Hydra or other new villains will consider Skye dangerous. Someone will want to eliminate the Inhumans because they are different. Gregg revealed that the Inhumans story line would be about accepting new people who diverge from the norm. “They’re people who evolve differently. And some people think that’s okay and a blessing for our species, and there are those who think they need to be put down. It feels very topical to me,” Gregg told Collider.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 returns on Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. EST. Who do you think will go after Skye for her powers? Hydra? A new villain? Sound off in the comments section below!