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!
In the wake of losing two of their own, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t quite on the same page these days.
During Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy (Chloe Bennet), Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Mack (Henry Simmons) were sent to investigate a radical anti-Inhuman group known as the Watchdogs, which was being headed up by former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Felix Blake (Titus Welliver).
In her anger over the Watchdogs targeting her people, Daisy went a bit rogue, using her powers to interrogate a Watchdog to track down their home base, which she planned to storm against Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) orders. In Daisy’s haste to take out the cell, Fitz was accidentally shot with a nitramene bomb that would cause him to implode. Fortunately, they were able to defuse the situation, but they learned too late that Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) had been pulling the strings as a distraction to steal a missile.
Did Daisy go too far? Will Fitz’s near-death situation bring her back from the edge? EW sat down with Bennet to get the scoop:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why do you think Daisy went so far during Tuesday’s episode?
CHLOE BENNET: When you’re a part of a group of people that have been repressed, and everyone around her is constantly having opinions on what these people should do and how they should behave, I can imagine that it gets pretty frustrating. She feels incredibly protective of Inhumans. She’s hit a point where she’s taking that frustration out.
It was a big turning point for Daisy. You really see the anger that has been building up. For a while now, she’s been feisty about it. You see her talking to Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) two episodes ago, and she’s like, “There’s no symposium on the human contagion.” She’s getting in these arguments with Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) about Inhumans and how it’s a birthright and it’s an awakening. She’s really full of a lot of pride for being an Inhuman. Me, as Chloe, can see she’s going off the tracks a little bit in terms of she’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, she’s an Inhuman, and she’s always an even-keeled split down the middle, and I think she’s coming off her hinges a little bit. She’s leaning toward the Inhuman side a little bit more.
This was actually the hardest episode for me to shoot up to that point. I didn’t know that it was going to get harder, but it did. They made it harder. I was definitely fighting, to be honest, the writers a little bit on this because I had a hard time going so far against — with Daisy, every time she got an order from Mack basically, she’s like, “Cool, I’m going to go do that.” I struggled with this episode a lot shooting it because Chloe was not happy with what Daisy was doing, if that makes any sense.
Is she going to continue making these decisions, or do you think causing Fitz to nearly implode may bring her back in line?
I would like for her to have maybe seen that as something where she would regret it, but I think she’s still going full-force ahead in the Inhuman pride direction.
How will Coulson feel about Daisy acting out?
It’s tough. I can’t explain it. I don’t want to give away anything, but things get very, very complicated in ways that are unbelievable coming up.
More so than causing someone to almost implode?
Oh yeah, and it’s all Daisy’s fault.
How does that mindset affect her as the leader of the Secret Warriors?
There are going to be some issues. There’s something that happens that kind of gets her out of it, but I don’t know what to say. It’s crazy though. It might be one of the crazier things that’s happened.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.