AUSTIN, Texas -- Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD” Season 2 left Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) in a sticky situation. After she, in her identity as Mockingbird, took a bullet for Hunter (Nick Blood) in the finale, she woke up in a hospital bed and said, “I can’t do this anymore.” Fans were left wondering what exactly she meant, so we went to the source herself. Adrianne Palicki spoke to International Business Times on the red carpet at the ATX Television Festival here this weekend about the future of her character in Season 3.
“Well, there was a potential spinoff situation that didn’t end up happening,” Palicki said of that vague last line. The spinoff was supposed to star Bobbi and Hunter, but ABC decided not to abandon it even before the production of a pilot. However, the actress still isn’t sure what they’re going to do with her character.
“I don’t know where they’re going to be this year,” Palicki said. “I don’t know where everybody’s going to go. They never tell us.”
The actress, who was at the festival to attend a special screening of “Friday Night Lights,” revealed the “Agents of SHIELD” writers typically keep her in the dark. “Literally, like this whole season, they were like, ‘You have this secret,’” Palicki said. “And I’m like ‘What’s the secret?’ and they’re like, ‘I can’t tell you.’ It’s like, ‘Well, how do I act? I don’t know.’ They’re like, ‘You’re not a bad guy.’ Thanks. That’s literally what I get,” she concluded with a laugh.
Previously, executive producer Jeff Bell teased that Bobbi and Hunter could leave for a while and then come back. “When she said, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’ we intentionally made that very ambiguous. Does it mean her and Hunter, or does it mean SHIELD?” Bell told Entertainment Weekly. “When they return, we expect to have great stories for them both as a couple and within the larger team, whether they’re part of it or parallel. Twenty-two episodes makes for a long season, so there are opportunities to split people off and bring them back together.”
Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD” Season 3 will premiere on ABC in the fall. Do you think Bobbi meant she was breaking up with Hunter or SHIELD? Sound off in the comments section below!