'Agents of SHIELD': Chloe Bennet 'Thor' preview
After last week’s excursion to The Hub, in which Skye learned all about S.H.I.E.L.D.’s many clearance rules, it’s finally time for the episode comic-lovers have been waiting for: The Thor crossover!
This week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. places our favorite agents in the direct aftermath of Thor: The Dark World. What ensues is a mix of Asgardian mind tricks, a discovery or two, and an internal battle for the straight-faced Agent Ward. We caught up with Chloe Bennet to talk about Asgardian relics, Skye’s past, and all things Skyward:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: For someone who hasn’t seen Thor 2, what’s going on in this episode?
CHLOE BENNET: Well, the episode that airs on Tuesday is the aftermath of Thor 2, so our team goes to [an] undisclosed location to try and clean up the mess that these Asgardian gods came down and made. And then when we’re cleaning up this mess, we happen to find certain Asgardian relics and that leads us to another story line. Basically, there’s this relic, and if you touch it, it makes you have this unbelievable amount of rage and that causes a lot of drama and a very good episode.
The promo shows the rage affecting Ward, so if the main combat guy is out, we have May, but is Skye going to get a chance to get in on the fight? How is she helping?
I don’t think we should underestimate how much damage May can do on her own. Not in this episode I don’t think you’ll necessarily see Skye do as much Kung fu as Ward, but I have been doing some stunt training, so there’s definitely going to be opportunities for Skye to get in on the action in upcoming episodes. But this is an interesting episode for Ward, and Skye is definitely there as support for him, which I’m sure lots of people will love because lots of people ‘ship the Skyward relationship. I’m learning all this online lingo!
I ship them!
Do you ship them? That’s good to know. I’ve found someone who ships them. I ship them! I think they’re adorable. So yeah, there’s definitely some really sweet Skye-Ward moments, and you’ll have to wait and see. It’s a really, really great episode, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.
When I hear that he’s overcome with rage, I’m not immediately in fear for his life. I’m more in fear for the lives of others around him, so what is the severity of the situation for Ward?
I think you’ll see the type of rage that it causes, what can I say? It’s more of an internal rage and it definitely brings out certain memories is what I will say, and it’s an internal thing. Obviously if someone is raging it’s not the greatest for the people around that person, but more of the damage is actually done, I think, internally. And that’s what I’ll leave you with.
What are you all filming now?
We are actually filming 11 right now. We’re almost done with 11.
So Skye’s big motivator is finding out about her parents. So, 11 episodes in, do you have a few answers?
Not much more than the audience to be honest. I found out a little bit this week, this episode, but not much. It’s exciting for me as an actor to wait for these scripts because I’m obviously very attached to the story line, so I get very anxious to read more about it because I want to know probably just as bad as Skye does what happened. We’ll find out a little more each week. It’s definitely her main story line. Everything that she does is driven by her wanting to find out more about her family. She’s a young woman who has no one. She has no family before this team, she’s never had anyone to really care about her. She’s had a boyfriend, Miles, but she’s never really had that unconditional love from a family member and that’s got to be devastating, so obviously this is her number one priority to find out more about her family.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.