S.H.I.E.L.D. agents aren’t very lucky in love, but Daisy has dealt with some particularly rough relationships. After being betrayed by Ward and having to watch Lincoln die, Chloe Bennet says she wants her “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” character to stay single for a while in Season 4.
“I’d like to see her on her own for a while,” Bennet told the Hollywood Reporter. “I don't think it would be right for her to be with someone else so early. But I want to see her find happiness. I’d love Coulson [Clark Gregg] to be happy. I just want an episode where they all like go to the movies and pick up some pizza from Costco on the way back and just hang out.”
It seems like Daisy is still coping with the death of her boyfriend Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) on the ABC drama. Though Daisy decided to sacrifice herself to take out Hive (Brett Dalton) and save the world, Lincoln took her place at the last minute. He died for her, and that’s a large part of the reason Daisy went rogue. Bennet says that if the character hadn’t been killed off, Daisy wouldn’t have become Quake, a vigilante.
“I think if Lincoln were still around, he would have been able to convince her to stay,” she explained. “But that’s a good question. I think it was Lincoln’s death that really propelled her to leave. But after the six month time gap, I don’t know what all happened in that time. I’ve made a fake story in my head of what happened but I’d like to explore what really happened in the future, see how she left.”
Daisy is trying to protect the people she loves by staying away from them. However, she has another agenda too. As Quake, she is taking down banks and bridges. Viewers aren’t sure why yet, but Bennet revealed earlier this month that she was still saving people.
“You’ll see coming up that there might be chaos happening and buildings might be collapsing and bridges might have been broken, but people are always miraculously saved and taken care of, the bad guys always seem to be losing,” Bennet revealed to TVLine. “I think she’s becoming more of a vigilante than maybe she would like. I think she’s trying to do good.”
So just how long will Daisy be gone before returning to the team? Bennet doesn’t believe it’ll be permanent. “I don’t think it will last very long, but we’re on episode 3 and I’ve had some of the best days I’ve ever had shooting these scenes,” she told THR. “It’s laced with all this pain and resentment. She’s seeking penance for the loss that she feels responsible for.”
Her storyline could go darker than ever before. After all, executive producer Jeph Loeb teased to Comic Book Resources that moving “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to 10 p.m. will allow the show to have “just a little bit more edge, a little bit more grit” in Season 4.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.