In the wake of losing two of their own, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will continue to explore the consequences of being an agent.
That concept is especially prevalent during Tuesday’s episode, in which Mack (Henry Simmons) attempts to take some personal time and returns home to his brother, played by Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles, only to be pulled back into the fray when a group of anti-Inhuman Watchdogs strike close to home.
“It was a lot of fun,” Simmons said at the show’s WonderCon panel on Saturday, explaining that Tuesday’s outing was a welcome respite in the wake of Mack losing two of his closest allies. “It was also fun coming off the episode where we had to say goodbye to Bobbi [Adrianne Palicki] and Hunter [Nick Blood], so it was good shooting that.”
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When EW recently hit the set of the ABC super series, Simmons expanded on what’s in store: “They’re exploring a little bit of his life outside of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” he said of Mack. “The opportunity where they explore how lives are affected, families are affected, by if someone is S.H.I.E.L.D. and they aren’t allowed to tell, ‘Hey, I’m in S.H.I.E.L.D.’ They’re not allowed to talk about that, and just how relationships are delicate and strained when you’re in S.H.I.E.L.D. and you can’t really tell anyone what you’re doing. It’s difficult.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.