Though fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are excited about Skye’s transformation into an Inhuman, not everyone on the team feels the same way. In fact, Skye (Chloe Bennet) learned the hard way that, because of Agent Triplett’s (B.J. Britt) death, most of the team is pretty anti-superpowers at the moment.
After the events at the Temple, Skye was placed into quarantine as Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) ran blood tests to make sure she wasn’t affected by the mist like Raina (Ruth Negga) was. As the team’s emotions heightened in the wake of Trip’s death, and Skye slowly figured out stressful situations caused her to quake, Simmons implored Coulson (Clark Gregg) to put Raina down after their nemesis killed a team of scientists at the Temple.
Raina, meanwhile, was devastated after her own transformation left her looking like a glorified porcupine. When Cal (Kyle MacLachlan) offered her no solace, she planned to take her own life, but was rescued by that eyeless Inhuman, Gordon (Jamie Harris)—whom we also learned had been fostered by the Inhumans community as a child, guided by Skye’s mother (Dichen Lachman) through his own transformation.
Though Fitz’s brain is still damaged, he was the only one from the team to deduce that Skye had actually caused the earthquake in the Temple. But instead of breaking the news to everyone else, Fitz decidedly keeps Skye’s secret in hopes that, given time to heal, everyone’s anti-superpowers fears will quell. How long can they keep this secret from the team? EW pressed Bennet for the scoop: (And if you want scoop on that other midseason premiere secret, check here.)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Fitz covers for Skye with the blood test. What does their relationship look like moving forward?
CHLOE BENNET: Fitz and Skye have had two episodes that really stand out to me in terms of bonding, which is the train episode last year where I got shot, and then definitely [Tuesday’s episode]. He sees a lot of himself in the situation. He feels that being outcasted after having his injury and being treated differently, what’s going on with Skye and her turning has really hit a chord with him. He stands up for her and it’s one of my favorite parts of the episode. It’s shocking at the end when he comes in and you think he’s running in to tell on her, but he really comes in to save her. I think people are going to fall in love with Fitz even more after that.
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