Last night’s winter finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended the Ghost Rider arc in epic fashion (Robbie! Noooo!!!) while dramatically kicking off the LMD arc.
The episode also saw the return of Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) — the Inhuman with the power of running pretty darn fast before snapping back into place (just like a yo-yo) — who was last seen in the Season 4 premiere, "The Ghost." If you're a fan of the character (or if you're a fan of anything and everything Marvel), then this news will send you over the moon, because at the conclusion of “The Law of Inferno Dynamics,” Marvel announced that it was making a spinoff miniseries titled “Slingshot” (full title: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot). But there is a tiny catch: It'll be a digital one.
The cool reveal was made at the end of the new promo for the LMD arc set to kick off on Jan. 10. The promo is an open invitation to “witness Agent Yo-Yo’s secret mission in an all-new, six-part digital miniseries.” Marvel’s new series will premiere on Dec. 13 and viewers will be able to stream the new episodes on the ABC app as well as ABC.com. It's no Agent Carter (yes, I'm still crying over it. What can I say?), but I'll be looking forward to seeing Yo-Yo's adventures.
In an interview with Natalia Cordova-Buckley, the actress revealed that the miniseries will take place between the events of Seasons 3 and 4 (maybe we'll get to see those "dates" between Yo-Yo and Mac and her helping Daisy), saying:
“In ‘Slingshot,’ we’re going to see a lot of her anger and her pain come out in regard to certain injustices that have been done to her and her family, but at the same time, she never loses her humanity. She doesn’t let the anger blind her.”
Here's an official description for the Marvel miniseries:
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot takes place shortly before the beginning of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4. The digital series features Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, an Inhuman with the ability to move at super-speed. As a person with powers, she must sign the Sokovia Accords. However, the restrictions of the Accords are in direct conflict with a personal mission she's desperate to fulfill, one that will test her abilities and will include tense encounters with S.H.I.E.L.D. team members.