“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3 is returning to fill the void left by “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” but the characters will be different after the events of the midseason finale. Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) watched Coulson kill Ward (Brett Dalton) on Maveth, but they don’t realize that Ward was possessed by the Inhuman that Hydra wanted to bring to earth. Expect the ABC drama to have plenty more twists in the midseason premiere and the rest of Season 3. These are just a few things you can expect in the new episodes:
1. Coulson’s Struggle – Killing Ward will change the Director. Gregg recently teased that his character could be headed down a dark path. “I don't think he comes back with any easy answer. I think in the moment, it felt like the only course of action possible to him,” Gregg told TV Guide. “I don't think he's going to know for some time if this was a terrible mistake that changes him and maybe turns him into a supervillain – it becomes, really, a show about a team run by a supervillain – or not.”
2. New Inhumans – The second half of the third season will finally focus on Daisy (Chloe Bennet) putting together her team of Secret Warriors. Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley), a.k.a. Slingshot, will be the next Inhuman to join the team. Watch her in action in the trailer for the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” midseason premiere below:
3. Flash-Forward – TVLine revealed that the midseason premiere follows the trend of giving a quick glimpse into the future. The episode starts with “an out-of-this-world flash-forward” that will leave viewers with tons of questions.
4. Ward’s New Persona – Ward is turning into a character from the comics, but he isn’t a villain. The Inhuman known as “It” will turn out to be Hive. Read more about the comic book version of the Hydra villain HERE.
5. The Absorbing Man Returns – Carl “Crusher” Creel (Brian Patrick Wade) will be back in action in the March 15 episode, Screen Crush reports. The super-powered man was last seen being handed over to the U.S. government. It isn’t clear if he’ll escape or who he is working for in the new episodes. Daisy’s Secret Warriors team could definitely benefit from his powers, but he was working for the power hungry Raina (Ruth Negga) last year.
6. Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Hunter’s (Nick Blood) Trouble – If ABC picks up their spinoff, “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” they’ll get into some serious trouble on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” Season 3. The two will make a wrong move that will put them on the run. According to the pilot’s synopsis, Bobbi and Hunter won’t be able to turn to their fellow agents for help.
7. Season 4 – There could be a major cliffhanger in Season 3. This is the first year that the drama was renewed for another season before the current one finishes filming. The writers might take advantage of that and leave fans wanting more at the end of this installment. At the very least, expect the show to plant plenty of seeds for potential “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 storylines.
The winter premiere of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3 airs Tuesday, March 8 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.