Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Scoop: Kyle MacLachlan to Play [Huge Spoiler]

Agents of SHIELD Skye's Father

Diane, this is really something….

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has recruited onetime Twin Peaks explorer Kyle MacLachlan to step into another very strange world — and in doing so, presumably shed light on a big mystery.

Specifically, TVLine has learned that the journeyman actor will recur during Season 2 as a character best described as… Skye’s father.

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The question of Skye’s parentage — including who her mom and dad are, how she ended up at an orphanage and why she is classified as an 0-8-4 — loomed large during the ABC series’ freshman run. The season finale closed with Centipede’s Raina approaching a mysterious figure, presenting a photo of Skye and saying, “I found your daughter.”

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Since his time in Twin Peaks, MacLachlan has appeared on myriad series, including Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother and, most recently, NBC’s Believe.

S.H.I.E.L.D. begins its sophomore mission on Tuesday, Sept. 23, now airing at 9/8c.

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25 Comments
  1. DL says:

    Already stoked for season 2, now more so! Great casting.

  2. Josh says:

    I hope he kills her! I’m only half kidding as Skye was much more tolerable the last few episodes of the season.

    • Ben says:

      Yeah. I warmed up to Skye and May by the end of the season. I don’t think I would have ever warmed to Ward, but as it turned out the arc he had meant I didn’t need to worry about it (Triplett is great). So now, I actually feel like I’m enjoying the team as a whole.

  3. topoopon says:

    He’s mayor of Portland.

  4. “A journeyman is an individual who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully educated in a trade or craft, but not yet a master.” So using “journeyman actor” in the article is actually rather insulting.

    • wordsmith says:

      That is the technical definition, but more generally it refers to someone who travels around working for various employers – a “hired gun,” to use another colloquial phrase. I think that’s what they meant.

  5. wordsmith says:

    I don’t dislike Skye as much as many people seem to, but after all of the heavy-handed foreshadowing, they need to come up with something really awesome to explain what the big secret is with her origins.

  6. Veronica says:

    Cant wait season 2. YEAH!!!

  7. jv says:

    damn fine cup of coffee and while you’re at it i’ll have a piece of cherry pie…thx for the memories special agent cooper

  8. Ed says:

    Thank you for using “myriad” correctly in a sentence. It’s almost always used wrong.

  9. george says:

    Skye is the Kwisatz Haderach. Just sayin’.

  10. Juan says:

    He abandoned her because he really likes boats

  11. Beto Placido says:

    So… Skye is the Muad’Dib’s daughter? O.o

  12. George Schaffner says:

    Why the split with Sherlock and Joan Watson.

  13. Rich Orpen says:

    Hmmm – in another post Kyle was described as playing a character called “The Doctor”. And the use of “very strange world” – maybe stretching here, but could Kyle be playing Dr Strange? I think he would be a very strong choice for that role.

  14. Tom McDonald says:

    I would qualify this as a minor spoiler; definitely not huge. Hyperbole in headlines to bait people into clicking is getting ridiculous.