On the next Agents of SHIELD, Couson will fight for the future of SHIELD as he teams up with Lance Hunter to protect the organization.
Luke Mitchell also makes his debut as Lincoln, the enigmatic Inhuman.
Exec producer Jeff Bell chatted with EW to talk about the episode titled "Afterlife" and the featured keyart (above) created by Dave Johnson.
Get the scoop:
On FitzSimmons' different reactions to the events that happened to the team:
With FitzSimmons, one of the things we’ve tried to do over the course of the year is split them up and bring them back together, and split them up and bring them back together. And they’ve really been on opposite sides of this whole alien thing, this whole, “can we trust Coulson?” “Are powered people okay?” And how they feel about Skye. And so they both have a hand in how this story plays out. It’s a way to sort of highlight the story their characters have been on for the last number of episodes, and for Fitz especially, who’s really not been out on missions since last year. Getting Fitz out and doing something different is fun. We’re getting into the home stretch here, the last few where everything sort of picks up momentum, and hopefully all our different threads come together in a surprising and magical and yet logical way.
On meeting Luke Mitchell's Lincoln for the first time:
Meeting Luke’s character in the Inhuman world is just setting up a new dynamic. We’re taking her into a group with a whole bunch of different people. So far, we’ve seen that there’s a guy with no eyes, and there’s a woman who now is covered in thorns. And as in the X-Men world, there are a handful of people who look more like them, but a lot of them turn out to be just attractive people with powers. And we thought, “Hey, let’s have some of those as well!” [laughs] We were looking for a new character to come on, and Luke just really impressed us. He was a good actor, had a nice quality, and we felt he might be a good person to sort of usher Skye into this other world.
On trust issues between the real SHIELD and Coulson's team:
That’s what we really strive to do. In 15, I think it helped explain why Bobbi and Mack and Gonzales feel the way they do, and sort of justifies everything that they’ve done. And though Coulson’s our protagonist and our leader on this show, you could see why people who weren’t part of that could see what he’s done and question it. And going forward from there, I do think everybody has a legitimate point of view. That’s what makes it fun. They’re all right in some way. So how we resolve that is…