WARNING: Big time spoiler warning right here for the mid-season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Last night’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” answered a number of questions, and brought up even more. For starters, we learned that Skye is actually the Marvel character Daisy Johnson, making her father Calvin Zabo aka Mr. Hyde and not to mention the Terragenesis that took place in the final minutes of the episode. Speaking with Marvel.com, executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen spoke about the revelations and how long they’ve been planning them.
“We’ve dropped her name and it’s the origin of the new version of her,” Whedon said of Skye.
“Or the origin of the true version of herself, which is Daisy Johnson,” Tancharoen added.
When asked if they’d be planning these reveals from the beginning of the series, Whedon replied:
“It was somewhat of a moving target early on, in that we knew Skye would be an orphan and would uncover secrets about her past. We had an idea of what we wanted some of those to be that found their ways into the storyline, but exactly who she was we landed on early last season, or midway through last season. We started setting it up early in the beginning of last season.”
The pair were also asked about bringing Mr. Hyde into the series and what his inclusion allows them to do.
“As we always do, we pulled from what exists in the Marvel Universe and put our own spin on it,” Tancharoen said. “We had always had our eyes on Daisy Johnson, and therefore her father and her whole history. We sort of planted that throughout the first season and a half. You knew the story of her parents and the havoc they caused, the massacre in the Hunan province in China. We lay in things like that, and over time you put the pieces together. But of course Daisy’s powers aren’t really activated until that moment you see in the Winter Finale.”
Finally, the prospect of the Inhumans making their debut on the series was brought up, with Tancharoen revealing:
“It’s been a property in the Marvel Universe that we’ve been interested in since the beginning. Our tagline when we began the show was ‘not all heroes are super,’ and we wanted to focus on that and highlight that for the first season. Now as we move forward we’re diving deeper into the Marvel Universe, and it’s our way of exploring a whole new world that may be comprised of people who have special abilities. We think that’s going to open everything up for us.”
“Not all heroes are super,” Whedon adds. “But what happens to a hero when they become super?”
You can read our recap of last night’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” by clicking here.