“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” has a whole lot of unanswered questions that fans have been puzzling over all season. Even when mysteries like Coulson’s death and Skye’s parentage are seemingly “resolved,” viewers are only left with more questions.
When Zap2it chatted with Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge at ABC’s TCA 2014 winter press tour party, Bennet revealed that most people have been talking to her like Skye’s entire storyline was resolved in the Jan. 14 episode when we found out not all that much in “Seeds.”
“Everyone’s like, ‘You found out all these answers.’ I was like, ‘Actually I found that now there’s more unknown,'” she says with a laugh. “She knows that there’s way more unknown than we even thought. That’s what we know now. So yeah, it was an intense scene to shoot but it was a lot of fun.”
Bennet doesn’t even know what the deal is with Skye yet, but she’s been enjoying the ride. “It’s a lot of fun kind of figuring that out because now the possibilities are, like, maybe I’m She-Hulk,” Bennet teases, before quickly cautioning, “I’m not. I don’t think so.”
As for whether or not she’ll be disappointed if Skye doesn’t end up having powers like it was teased in “Seeds,” Bennet admits, “I don’t know. I can’t even fathom that. No, I don’t think I will because she’s so fun to play anyway.”
Though “Seeds” and its “SHIELD Hogwarts” storyline was one of the series’ more playful episodes, Bennet says that the end of episode 13 “TRACKS” is “f***ing crazy” and will leave viewers “very worried.” Henstridge backs her up, saying that the rest of this season gets very serious and very intense.
“The thing about the next few episodes that we’re about to film and that are about to be shown, it starts getting very serious and the tone goes a lot darker,” Henstridge says. “There’s less kind of comedic things for us to do. The stakes just go through the roof. With Coulson having been kidnapped, things start to get very scary. So I think it’s more focused on the mission and there’s a lot of mystery around Skye, and that starts to be explored. So that’s kind of the main mystery.”
In terms of the mystery surrounding Coulson’s death, Bennet also acknowledges that there is a lot left fore viewers to find out — and that she thinks we’ll find out those answers before the end of Season 1.
“We found out what Tahiti was — or lack thereof — but we didn’t know why. Why is it a huge secret?” Bennet asks. “There’s a couple big question marks. There’s: What am I? Where am I from? Why the f*** are they not telling Coulson why he died? And then there’s: Who’s the Clairvoyant? Who’s the head of Centipede? What is happening? Basically starting next episode, it’s bam bam bam bam bam from here on, so it will be a lot of answers and a lot of drama.”
“Agents of SHIELD” returns to ABC on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.