Without spoiling the seismic events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, cast members of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a new video tease the imminent blowback for the ABC series, starting with this Tuesday’s episode.
In “Turn, Turn, Turn,” the first episode to follow Winter Soldier‘s release, Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst — themes that echo the big-screen sequel’s dramatic underpinnings.
Echoing that with EP’s Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon told TVLine, Chloe Bennett says in the video below, “[Winter Soldier] is going to heavily affect the relationships of our characters on the show [and] really change the direction [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] takes the rest of the season.”
“This is the first time any franchise has tried to link a film with a television show, in this capacity,” notes Ming-Na Wen, whose Melinda May has just had a big secret divulged, calling into question her agenda and loyalties. “It is all connected.” #Hashtag
Existing questions cast in a new light by the Marvel-ous motion picture include, “Who has May been secretly communicating with?” and “Who is the ‘all-knowing’ Clairvoyant?” (Perhaps the latter mystery ties into who Cap found deep inside the New Jersey barracks?)
SCHEDULING NEWS: Next Tuesday, on April 15, S.H.I.E.L.D. will encore “Turn, Turn Turn” at 8 pm, leading into the new episode “Providence” at 9 pm.