The Secret Warriors are teaming up on Tuesday’s episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) is taking the lead!
ET spoke to Bennet ahead of Wednesday’s “intense” episode, which shows Daisy calling on her fellow Inhumans -- including Lincoln Campbell (Luke Mitchell), Elena “Yo Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) and Joey Gutierrez (Juan Pablo Raba) -- after the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. team, save for Daisy and Lincoln, are taken hostage by HYDRA.
“It was really fun,” Bennet gushed of the Secret Warriors team up, which S.H.I.E.L.D. has been building toward since the start of its third season. “We had some really awesome key moments together, and for someone who is a fan of the comic books, and the Secret Warriors, it really delivers. But it quickly changes, and it turns into one of the most intense episodes of the season so far.”
At the start of the episode, the headstrong Daisy leads her newly-formed team on the mission to rescue her fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. However, Bennet admitted that the leadership role didn’t come as naturally as she expected.
“It wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be, and I actually liked that. I hoped that it brought some sort of texture to the episode,” the actress explained. “I think off-screen it's interesting, because I'm the youngest actor on the show and I'm now put in this role of leadership. [Daisy’s] also the youngest character on the show and she's put into this role of leadership and so I think it's interesting for me to be playing that, and leading these people who are older than me. I think that comes into play.”
“I love that there is a young, ethnic female in charge and I was stoked about that, but it's definitely not one of those things where we have the leader and they have no insecurities and everything works out perfect for them,” she continued. “It was like, there's a lot at stake, so let's do what we've been training to do, but I'm nervous. Hopefully, all that comes across.”
Another exciting storyline for Bennet is Daisy being placed in a position of power over her boyfriend, Lincoln, who is a recent addition to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.
“I think the fact that we don’t really talk about it much on the show says really good things about how progressive this show is,” she marveled. “I'm the younger female who’s in a leadership role and has a higher rank than her older male boyfriend, so I think it's awesome… They definitely work together as a team and obviously, she looks to him for advice.”
But will the “Static Quake” relationship take a turn after the events of Tuesday’s episode? Other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, namely director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) have been hesitant to trust Lincoln due to his short fuse and the volatility of his Inhuman abilities.
“I think he's really trying and that's something that's on the forefront of his mind at all times,” Bennet said of Lincoln's temper. “But obviously, the episode takes a very big turn and a lot of the cast members and characters didn’t see it coming. I don’t think you can blame anyone, really, for being upset over what happens at the end of the episode.”
As for the future of Daisy’s Secret Warriors team, that seems to depend on the fateful outcome of Tuesday’s S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, titled simply, “The Team.”
“I think you will [see them work together again], but I don’t think it will be in the scenarios that [fans] think,” Bennet teased. “I think it will be different.”
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Make sure you check back to ETonline immediately after the west coast airing for exclusive scoop about tonight's game-changing twist!