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Agents Of SHIELD EP Explains The Team’s Season 4 State Of Mind

After Lincoln and Hive were blown to smithereens in the Season 3 finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were shown a six month flash-forward that revealed Daisy (a.k.a. Quake) has abandoned S.H.I.E.L.D., becoming a vigilante and looks after Charles Hinton’s widow and daughter, and Coulson is no longer the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., but he is back in the field, paired up with Mack. However, we didn’t what the rest of the team is up to, but per the official synopsis, Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is training specialist strike teams and the Fitz-Simmons relationship is taking a step forward.

Clearly, Daisy isn’t coping with Lincoln’s death all that well and is tired of losing people that get close to her, so that explains her need to go off on her own, but how are the other characters coping with everything that unfolded last season?

The latest of EW’s Spoiler Room has the scoop on that:

What’s going on with the rest of the team on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Kevin

In short, it’s business as usual when the show returns. “The one thing that you’ll really see across the board with all of our characters is that they’re just in ‘Let’s move mode – let’s just move on from what went down,’” EP Maurissa Tancharoen tells me. “Whether or not that’s just a coping mechanism or denial of all of the trauma that they’ve experienced, I think them being so functional will start to unravel.”

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson (Clark Gregg) is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past.  But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good.  Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant. 

Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself?  Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, September 20 in its new timeslot, 10:00 PM ET on the ABC Television Network.

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