The Agents of SHIELD team is going where only Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, and Peggy Carter have been before, the 1930s, when the seventh and final season begins tomorrow, May 27th, on ABC.
The crazy sixth season saw the second (third?) death of Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), the first and maybe not final death of Melinda May (Ming Na), as well as a band of Chronicom hunters who are looking to occupy Earth. Also, let’s not forget the highly advanced new Phil Coulson we met that is neither robot or LMD. He’s something completely different. After all of that, season seven looks to be a brand new beast and Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, is perfectly fine with that.
In an interview with TVLine, Bennet hints that season seven is a lot lighter than previous seasons. “It was really, really exciting for the cast and the crew to get out of the stages and get out of the grey space hallways, because it does affect your mood. You get to see all of the departments really do their thing and stretch themselves creatively, whether it was set dec or hair and makeup…. It was really, really fun to see everyone be excited by that newness.”
The thirteen-episode season will see new faces as well as familiar ones, including Enver Gjokaj who is reprising his role as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, last seen in the sadly canceled Agent Carter. In addition to Gjokaj, Patton Oswalt was recently revealed to be in an early episode of the new season. We don’t know if he’ll be playing a member of the Koenig family or someone different, but he’ll be there too.
Who else will be making appearances in the final season? We don’t know so far. But could there be more surprise appearances that haven’t been announced? Bennet said, “Definitely. It’s a really rewarding season for the fans. It’s a love letter to them, really.”
Does that mean Hayley Atwell might make an appearance? Because we’d definitely be down for some surprise Agent Peggy Carter.
Bennet went on to say that this season’s Daisy is “a perfect hybrid of all the versions we have seen of her.”
She also said, “I feel like I’ve played so many versions of her within the show, because each season was so, so different, whether it was aesthetically or what she was going through and how much pain…. It’s not Skye Season 1 where she’s learning about this world. It’s not Daisy Season 2, where she coming to terms with discovering her powers. It’s not Daisy Season 3, where she’s coming to terms with the responsibility of being a superhero. It’s not Season 5, where she’s coming to terms with the idea that Coulson might not always be there, and it’s not Season 6, where she was her finding her own self after someone so important to her was gone.”
In between Daisy “going back to her roots,” and the more lighthearted tone of the season, Bennet mentioned that the writers balanced satisfying endings for all the characters and a satisfying ending for the show in general. She also said that the series finale itself will “definitely” deliver closure.
“[The writers] They do a beautiful job at giving every person on this show a fitting ending. They do a really good job… but I don’t want to give anything away!”
Bennet has mentioned that if Marvel and Disney+ get together to make a Quake series, she would be down for that.
“Of course, that would be so much fun. I would love to. It was funny because people were mad. [laughs] I would love to, that would be amazing,” she told SYFY WIRE. “But no, I have only seen that on Twitter. I haven’t heard anything about that on a professional level. But it’d be really fun and I’d love that.”
This followed the rumor on Twitter that Disney+ was developing a spinoff, that sadly, was shot down by Bennet herself. In the meantime, you’ll have to get your Quake/Daisy Johnson fix with Agents of SHIELD.
The final thirteen episodes begin tomorrow, May 27th, on ABC at 10/9c.
Watch a sneak peek below to get ready for the season premiere.