With a new Director comes a new wrinkle on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
As reported earlier this week, Terra Nova‘s Jason O’Mara is boarding the ABC series as the covert organization’s new boss, a character “whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s.” But that’s not the only new title being brandished as Season 4 opens. As revealed in the official synopsis for the upcoming run, one team member is getting a promotion — and with it, some side-eye from longtime colleagues:
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 is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, 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, 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 is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons 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.
The synopsis also teases the introduction of a Ghost Rider, announced last month at Comic-Con, as well as how Dr. Radcliffe’s LMD project will figure into things:
Robbie Reyes (Wicked City‘s 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 has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.
Are you sad to see sweet Simmons get painted as a possible stoolie?