EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Bennet Says Upcoming Episodes of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Are Going to 'Blow People's Minds'
By Meredith B. Kile
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The Life Model Decoys are taking over on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and series star Chloe Bennet says things are going to get even more wild from here on out!
“No one’s safe,” the actress, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson aka Quake, told ET’s Leanne Aguilera during a Facebook Live chat on Monday. “You never know, we could all be robots.”
After last week’s reveal that the villainous Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) had also created a LMD of himself in order to evade the S.H.I.E.L.D. squad, Bennet says that things are going to ramp into the back half of the season, leading up to some of her “favorite” episodes of the series.
“It’s going to blow people's minds, because it's very different, and it’s very relevant,” the actress divulges of S.H.I.E.L.D’s as-yet-untitled third “pod” of season 4 episodes -- following Ghost Rider and LMD. “Everyone’s gonna s**t themselves.”
“For the fans that have been watching from day one, you’re going to get a lot out of the back half of the season,” she adds. “The third pod really is a mind bender… It’s going to throw people for a loop. It’s really insane. Everything that you know about the show gets turned upside down… It’s a really fun way to mix up the show.”
Another one of Bennet’s favorite parts of this season of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been exploring Daisy’s journey as an Inhuman and a hero without worrying about romantic subplots.
“I like that I have no love interest right now,” she explains. “[I like that] her love life isn’t what’s important right now, because there’s lot of other things going on. Women are more than just their love life.”
And while the actress admits that she’s glad that Daisy didn’t fall into a romantic entanglement with Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), as she’s still mourning the loss of her boyfriend Lincoln (Luke Mitchell), she “would like for her to find love eventually.”
“I’m really happy to have her focused on her mental health and fighting for what’s right with Inhumans, because they aren’t treated the right way,” she says. “She’s really just focused on so many other things.”
“I think she needs someone new,” Bennet adds, though jokingly admits that she would be open to having real-life boyfriend Austin Nichols return as Daisy’s ex, Miles Lydon. “She needs someone who’s not going to die, or turn on her and try to kill her.”
But not all of the agents are putting love on the back burner. S.H.I.E.L.D. fans have been watching Coulson (Clark Gregg) and May (Ming-Na Wen) inch closer to a romantic relationship this season, and, despite the fact that May is currently in captivity, having been replaced by an LMD, Bennet says she thinks the potential relationship would be “sweet.”
“I think she’d be happy for them,” she adds of her character’s opinion of the workplace romance.
In some parts of the Marvel comic canon, Daisy’s journey -- which Bennet jokes is mostly “an evolution of my hair” -- ends with her as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. which the actress could see happening... eventually.
“I don’t think she’s ready [right now], at all. I think she has a lot of learning to do,” she admits. “They’re doing a really good job of maturing her at a very fast rate. It feels organic, you know, growing alongside the character.”
Another thing she’d like to see on the show?
“I would love to do a musical episode,” Bennet admits. “Mostly because I would love to watch everyone else sing. Iain [De Caestecker] is a really good singer...he won’t admit it but I’ve heard him like, humming before. Henry [Simmons] is a really good singer. I don’t know about anyone else.”
“That would be super fun,” she adds. “I don’t think they’ll ever do it, but a girl can dream.”
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.