The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two finale tied up many loose ends – antagonists were defeated, the team expanded, some romances began and others were rekindled – but we were still left with so many questions.
With not much known yet about Season 3 except that the Secret Warriors will be introduced, we can expect lots of teasers and spoilers from the Marvel Television Presents panel with the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter on Friday afternoon in Ballroom 20.
So here is the top 5 questions we have concerning Season 3:
1. What the fluff happened to Jemma?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has the inane ability to give us what we want and then in the same breath yank it away from us cruelly. None so then what happen to our dear dear Fitzsimmons. Even though it was obvious that Fitz’s feelings for Jemma was more romantically inclined than the first season had us believe, we never really had any reason to assume that Jemma felt the same way about him – until the finale. Jemma suggested that the two of them finally go out on a real date, and just before she was about to leave, she got dragged into the Kree Monolith that some dumb intern probably didn’t lock the case on. But Simmons can’t be dead, and it is pretty much known that Elizabeth Henstridge is back for Season 3, so what happened to Jemma? Will the Monolith change her? Who will save her? Will it transport her somewhere else? Will she be powered as well? So much pain, so many questions, Season 3 can’t get to us sooner.
2. Are Bobbi and Hunter sticking around?
At the end of last season, after Bobbi was tortured by the deeply disturbed Ward as a form of payback for her selling out Agent 33, she contemplated whether she still wanted to be a part of Coulson’s team, and S.H.I.E.L.D in general, even though her friend, Mack, had just changed his mind and decided that he wanted to be part of the team. There were talks last year that Marvel were looking to do a spinoff series from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. focusing on Bobbi and Hunter and their tumultuous relationship but seeing as that did not pan out, would there still be a place for them on Coulson’s team next season? And is that still a place they would want to be?
3. Will there be any tie-ins with Captain America: Civil War?
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D episodes post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier changed the series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we knew it. We’ve also seen tie-ins with Thor: The Dark World and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We are very curious to see if anything from Civil War might directly impact our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D agents especially since the subject matter of this film will be about politicians looking to establish a system of accountability regarding the superheroes, which is something that is exactly in S.H.I.E.L.D’s domain. Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016, which is right near the end of Season 3, so will next season’s finale be largely influenced by the film?
4. Will Lincoln be part of Skye’s Secret Warriors?
As teased in a scene in the Season 2 finale when Coulson handed Skye a folder with the title ‘Caterpillar’ and a few of the promo images and announcements, Coulson and Skye will be starting a new team of powered agents called a caterpillar team, or the Secret Warriors. If the Terrigen crystals that leaked under the sea in the finale and found it’s way into the fish oil supplements that were being sold to the public are creating more Inhumans around the country, it seems as if there will be many more powered individuals for the team to deal with. Lincoln was one of the highlights of Season 2, the medical student/Inhuman, who helped Skye with her transition. But now that Jiaying and Gordon are dead, and Afterlife no longer a destination, will Skye and Lincoln join forces again to help other superpowered individuals? Will Lincoln become a fully-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D agent? And is there any chance that we will see some romance between Skye and Lincoln?
5. Will Ward grow his ‘beard of evil’ back?
Ward was zigzagging throughout Season 2, jumping from moments of sanity, getting excited to being with his old team again and being all affectionate with Agent 33 to moments of craziness with killing family members and torturing Bobbi, it just helped to cement what a twisted individual he really is. Now that Agent 33 is dead, and we doubt he will be taking any responsibility for her death, we saw Ward taking up the vacant role of head of Hydra – S.H.I.E.L.D’s evil counterpart. So seeing that both Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. are assembling new teams, could we expect another war on our hands? Also Ward was known at the beginning of Season 2 for his rather impressive beard that he grew while being imprisoned by Coulson, and quite a lot of us mourned that beautiful addition to Brett Dalton’s face when he shaved it off mid-season, so now that he’s heading up an evil organization does that mean he needs to grow his nefarious facial hair back? We hope so!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will appear at San Diego Comic Con on Friday afternoon from 3-4:15pm as part of the Marvel Television Presents panel in Ballroom 20. The show will return for Season 3 on September 29th, 2015 on ABC.