With the dramatic Season 3 finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ending with Daisy (Chloe Bennet) having gone rogue and on the run from her former teammates (after a quick 6-month time jump), and Season 4 seeing the arrival of Ghost Rider, can we expect Quake to team up with Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna)?
In a new interview with the good folks at IGN, Bennet teased the possibility that Daisy will end up working with the Marvel NOW! rebooted version of the Spirit of Vengeance. About where we find Daisy/Quake (her official comic book name. No more Tremors, thank you very much) when we pick things up in Season 4, Bennet said:
“Yeah, we pick up right around 6 months later. She’s gone rogue. She’s hurting. She is in pain. She’s hurting from what’s happened the past couple of seasons and I think her way of protecting the people she cares about, Coulson and the team and SHIELD, is to really isolate herself. I think she feels like when she gets close to people they die or something bad happens to them. Wherever she goes, death follows. I think she feels that way and I think she’s trying to stay clear of the team as some sort of mechanism to protect them and herself.
“I think we see that [the increase of her Inhuman powers] at the end of the season with her ability to kind of leap or fly. And so she’s become even more powerful. But that doesn’t come without a cost. I think you’ll see right away the repercussions of her powers not being monitored by SHIELD and you really see how SHIELD is necessary for people with powers.”
As you guys will recall, Daisy’s boyfriend Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) gave his life to save the world from Hive’s (Brett Dalton) nefarious plans, sending Daisy in a downward spiral. When she was asked with whom she’d been working with a lot in the upcoming season, the actress hinted that her time was mostly spent with a certain comic book character sporting a flaming skull and driving a muscle car in East L.A.:
“I think I can say I have not been working with our dear cast as much as normal. And I’ve spent some time on the east side of LA… at night…
“It’s exciting! I was curious. It is always a little scary and you want everything to work well, but Gabriel is wonderful and fits in perfectly with the cast and I’m excited to see where they go with it. All the powers so far have been really rooted in something that Fitz and Simmons can always explain. I’m curious to see how they tie in a flaming head/skull on fire, and how they explain that with science.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return on Sept. 20 in its new regular 10 p.m. timeslot on ABC.