Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a miracle show. Things were moving slow, characters were cliche, and storylines were just kinda blah. But then the blue alien. Remember him? Think way back to Season 1 Episode 14 (T.A.H.I.T.I.) when we were introduced to the then anonymous blue alien whose blood had resurrected Agent Coulson.
Then remember when they injected that exact same G.H. serum into Skye...and wait for it...her body reacted completely normal to the serum. Immediately after that episode, I remember getting online and yes seeing hundreds of theories about who the blue alien was or what it was and so forth.
One of the words I was seeing and hearing the most was the word Kree. I was relatively new to the whole Marvel universe and comic side of things and so this wasn't ringing a bell for me. Well, then [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) came out. Does the alien above and below look similar?
If you remember, the picture above is of Ronan the Accuser. He is a Kree alien. Then if you remember in a very brief interview at PaleyFest 2014 Chloe Bennett (Skye in [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469)) was asked about Agent Coulson and her origins. She replied:
I have no idea. I mean, I know that the alien was a Kree, as we all know, as they say it, and i was injected with serum made from...that. And I am cured, and to normal humans like Coulson, he almost died for me, for some reason I...nothing happened! So I have been Googling all day long, I snuck into Meltdown [comics] yesterday, and asked 'Do you have any comic books that have to do with Kree?' I'm trying to find out in every way possible!
So there we had it. Theories galore! So Skye was injected with Kree blood and her body had a normal response to it...which left us wondering if she was Kree. Well...things were starting to get weirder when Agent Coulson started drawing designs everywhere. And these didn't look like two year old doodles or even an adults random scribbling. These designs seemed to have an order to them, a structure of some sort. And we couldn't decide if it was a language or a map.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kept getting bigger and bigger and even more bigger. We were into Season 2 and things were getting wild. Ratings were up, storylines were smashing, and for the most part the characters were pretty well developed too. We found out that the drawings were actually a map of a hidden city. Whether or not that city is Attilan we'll probably find out later on in the second half of Season 2. My best guess is it's not. It is probably some outpost the Kree set up way back in time and Attilan is still somewhere out there.
We find out Skye's father is still alive and is chasing down two things: a weapon of some sort called the Diviner and a man who can live eternally named Whitehall. Check out the Diviner below:
Then we hit the mid-season finale. Everything goes nuts from here on out. Because we enter the underground city, Skye finds out her real name is Daisy and her father's name is Cal, and the Diviner gets taken down into the underground city and something magical happens...or inhuman.
The Inhuman Plan
The journey is over (or is it?). We had a mega-bomb dropped on us last Tuesday night on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season finale. I'll start with a short recap and explanation of what happened.
First off we find out Skye's father's name is really Cal. This is not just some name drop. This means Skye's father is Calvin Zabo. Calbin Zabo is essentially a doctor with a very serious rage problem where he turns into a monster called Mr. Hyde.
Skye, on the other hand, was actually named Daisy. This means she will eventually end up playing the character Daisy or her superhero name Quake (she can create earthquakes). She is the woman in the black suit in the photo above.
We saw Skye descend into the forgotten city and something inhuman happened. The woman who has been leading the Inhuman brigade (Raina) takes the Diviner into the temple. It breaks down, revealing a Terrigen Crystal. It projects some sort of power into Raina and Skye, who are then covered in cocoons.
When they break free, we get a sense of rebirth or something like that. For those who don't know the comics, they are bound to be quite confused and surprised and shocked and probably very excited and nervous about what will come next.
So there you have it. Lengthy, yes. But now that I have one and a half seasons covered, we can get to [The Inhumans](movie:910490) plan. Obviously, Marvel is working towards their Inhumans movie coming out in November of 2018.
What we saw in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the birth of two Inhumans. In the Marvel comics, Inhumans were humans that the Kree experimented on long before our history was ever recorded. But the Kree lost hope in our breed, and left Earth to find a new planet to live on.
However, the humans that had been experimented on found that Terrigen Crystals (found on the moon) altered their biology giving them superpowers of sorts. These humans adopted the name of Inhumans and set up their own city, empire, and way of life.
Now you may be wondering why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has set up the Inhumans four years before the Inhumans movie. I believe Marvel is going to use Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to explore the Inhumans and starting building characters one by one. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America all had to be made before Avengers came out and I believe it will be the same way with the Inhumans movie.
The Inhumans will gather to form a team in the Inhumans movie, maybe fighting a big baddie or two, but we will get the solo adventures and stories of the Inhumans throughout Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Let me know your thoughts on what Marvel may be doing with the Inhumans in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. below!