Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended the first half of Season 2 with the dramatic reveal of Skye’s true 0-8-4 nature, when her inadvertent exposure to the obelisk’s Terrigen Mist set “Daisy” on a course to fulfill her destiny as an Inhuman.
Alas, in the process Coulson’s team took a big hit, as Skye’s transformation process wound up killing Agent “Trip” Triplett. And that bad news is bound to offset any “joy” of self-discovery for Skye, as Chloe Bennet shares in this Q&A. Also: In the slideshow below, get a character-by-character guide to what’s ahead for the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D.
TVLINE | How did you first consume the midseason finale reveal? Did you not see it until the script, or…?
They told me, like, two days before we shot it, and about one day before I got the actual script. So, yeah, that was pretty crazy. [Laughs]
TVLINE | What sort of direction were you given for that final scene?
That was actually probably the most difficult day of shooting I have had up to that point. It was a pretty technical scene to shoot; we were using what we call a “phantom camera” and it was [going to involve] lots of special effects…. I think it was the longest time we’ve spent shooting a scene in the history of S.H.I.E.L.D., but that scene was very important. Fun fact: It looked slow-motion but I was actually moving really fast. From when the “crust” falls off my face to the end of the scene was about 15 seconds.
TVLINE | How would you describe her emotions during that sequence?
There were a couple different versions of it, but it was primarily seeing a dear friend having just died, and having an emotional reaction to that. I played it how I would have reacted, and it’s an overwhelming feeling. This is the first time since Ive changed, obviously, where my powers are turned on by my emotional reaction to things. And that really sets the tone for the rest of the season.
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