TV show trailer, clips & posters for ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 finale, S.O.S.. The evolution of Skye (Chloe Bennet) – let’s be honest, it’s at least partly what the past two seasons have amounted to – comes to a seeming climax, as the two-part ‘S.O.S.’ posits the matter as ‘girl seeks origin, with friends; girl finds sympathetic origin to be enemy of friends; girl now possible enemy of one, other, or both.’ I actually found this to be less vague than the word-from-on-high.
Official ‘S.O.S.’ synopsis:
S.H.I.E.L.D puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.
Oh, but word on the finale can get more cryptic than that. Consider these spoilers, offered by series EPs Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb (in no particular order/ accrediting):
“Bobbi doesn’t like needles.” “Mack has an axe.” “Casualties of war.” “Coulson is going to lose something important.” “Fitz and Simmons have a talk.”
So there’s that; but more specifically, the set-up, to the finale, left off with a ticking time bomb in the Agents’ midst, and its sender taking one for her team – in the worst way, for the worst reason. Well, according to your point of view, anyway.
Skye gets the unenviable role of sharing both points of view, resulting in a demonstration of her progress, to mentor, May (Ming-Na Wen), that neither of them likely wanted. With Jaiying (Dichen Lachman) pulling all the right strings, however (complete with the best ‘cleaner’ ever), conflicted confrontation seems unavoidable.
The two-part finale also gets a two-part send-off, to the AoS ‘Art of Evolution’ series, starting with a glimpse of that previously mentioned time bomb going off; or what the not-so-good Dr. Calvin Zabo (Kyle MacLachlan) becomes. Whatever that might be (hoping for something very not Jekyll), artist Ryan Sook depicts the moment as one of particular peril for Fitz-Simmons (Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge). What better way, to officially reunite the resident scientists, than a comic cover throwback to Marvel’s Weird Science/ Horror roots. Not for nothing, but I do miss those old character highlight boxes….
Ryan Sook Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S.O.S.
The final piece, by Joshua Budich, gets the full cast treatment; but while the focus is on Skye, the separation of factions seem to be from Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) perspective. As for Skye, there looks to be a charting of her gifted evolution, through HYDRA, two flavors of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a destiny involving Jaiying’s possible wider plans for Terrigen crystals.
Joshua Budich Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S.O.S.
‘S.O.S.,’ parts 1 & 2, also features Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Brett Dalton, Maya Stojan, Henry Simmons, Ruth Negga, Luke Mitchell, Christine Adams, Mark Allan Stewart, Jamie Harris, Brendan Wayne, and Blair Underwood. It airs Tuesday, May 12, at 9:00p.m. EST, on ABC.
Oh, and one more thing….
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