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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': A surprising new face will help Skye get her powers under control

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Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!

It didn’t take long for the truth about Skye to get out on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

During Tuesday’s episode, Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team once again crossed paths with Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), who had been hunting down a rogue Kree warrior before he wiped her memory. Once caught, the Kree reveals that he has come to take out whoever recently went through the Terrigenesis transformation, explaining that the Kree had created modified humans to help them fight in their wars, but the Inhumans were looked upon as abominations. If the Kree find out the experiments were a success, they’d want to start the program again, so the warrior came to destroy the evidence.

Naturally, this is the point where Skye (Chloe Bennet) totally freaks out and begins quaking, though she chooses to knock herself out lest she crumble S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ and kill everyone in it. It’s for that reason that Sif allows Coulson to keep Skye on Earth as he assures her they will get Skye’s powers under control. So, how will he achieve that?

“In addition to coping with the physicality of her new gift, Coulson realizes Skye needs someone who can help her emotionally,” executive producer Jeffrey Bell tells EW. “That person is May’s [Ming-Na Wen] ex-husband [Blair Underwood], a psychologist who has consulted with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the past.”

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It won’t be an easy road for Skye, however, as the team didn’t have the best reaction to her new powers. Skye ultimately isolated herself from the group, locking herself up in the holding cell on the bus. But she could be pushed further away into the arms of her father, Cal (Kyle MacLachlan). “Skye has already been torn between her S.H.I.E.L.D. family and a desire to find her birth family,” Bell says. “Her father Cal’s last words to her warned that no one else would understand, that everyone would be afraid of her after her transformation. As Skye sees S.H.I.E.L.D. split in response to her new power, she will find herself unsure of where to turn or where to go or even whom to trust.”

For his part, Cal will be determined to get vengeance on Coulson for stealing his opportunity to kill Whitehall (Reed Diamond). “Coulson has a team, Cal wants a team,” Bell says, teasing next week’s episode. “He has a specific agenda in mind, a point he wants to make in a very large, very public way. So he assembles a group of villainous characters. Many of them will be familiar to hard core Marvel fans. Drea de Matteo [as Karla Faye Gideon] is his first delightful acquisition as he gathers up his group.”  

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As for that other big reveal during Tuesday’s episode, Hunter (Nick Blood) finally caught on that Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) are hiding something, forcing Mack to knock him out. However, Bobbi earlier dropped a big clue that they’re not Hydra. “All we can tease is that this is setting up a large new story arc on the show and that all will be revealed very soon,” Bell says coyly.  

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.