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Cameron Dove makes her Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debut as Ruby in new clip

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Feb 28, 2018

Descendants actress Dove Cameron teased in November that she had joined the cast of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In January, it was revealed that she'd be portraying Ruby Hale, daughter of General Hale (Catherine Dent) who has an obession with Daisy "Skye" Johnson (aka Quake) played by Chloe Bennett. Ruby makes her debut in Friday's Season 5 episode "All the Comforts of Home," and you can get an initial glimpse of her in a clip that has surfaced online. 

As you can see in the clip below, Ruby is at loggerheads with her mother who wants her to spend less time on her phone and more time hitting the books. Moreover, Ruby doesn't want to be treated as a kid anymore. In the establishing shot, we get  boatload of evidence that we're seemingly in the room of the typical American teenage girl thanks to the images of various nail polishes, a collection of shoes on the floor, and two posters on her her wall, which depict Quake and David Bowie. 

But, this being S.H.I.E.L.D., you know there's almost certainly a twist just waiting around the corner.

"Are you a good guy?" she asks her mother who is off to a strategy meeting whose purpose is to discover a way to stop S.H.I.E.L.D. "Up until recently, everyone rooted for them and thought that they were the good guys."

This is a reference to the aftermath of Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Steve Rogers helped bring the orginization down after discovering it has been infilitrated by Hydra. 

“Ruby idolizes her mother in a lot of ways, there’s definitely a lot of love there, but what would happen to the daughter of such a villainous character? It’s not something that’s just going to weigh lightly on her, so we’ll see how that unfolds as the season goes on," Dove told Entertainment Weekly.

Executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen also promised a deeper look into General Hale as well. 

Catch Ruby's first S.H.I.E.L.D. appearance on March 2.