Gregg Says “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fans’ Patience Will Be Rewarded


If you watched this week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then the show has begun to address the question of what happened to Agent Phil Coulson after he died in The Avengers.

And while the revelation was a case of one step forward, two steps back, series star Clark Gregg promises that fans’ patience in following this storyline and sticking with the show will be rewarded.

“People have been patient in really wanting to know the true nature of the secrets. We’re going to get a big fat window at the real truth, and it’s going to be very, very surprising. When I read the sequence, I just stopped and put the script down and went ‘Wow. That was worth waiting for,” Gregg tells Zap2It.

Gregg goes on to say that the solution to the mystery will be revealed over the rest of season one and will serve as a launching point for what comes next.  He also says that the on-going search for what really happened to his character will dictate the rest of the season.

“The way our team has kind of turned the back half of this season into a reveal that uses the mystery of Coulson’s death not just as a stand-alone reveal but as an integral part of the bigger reveal, which is that this organization Centipede, run by this person the Clairvoyant, has been part of almost everything we’ve done and connects on a deep level to everything going forward. [Centipede] is determined to destroy SHIELD and, to Coulson’s chagrin, has some of the same questions about SHIELD that Coulson himself is starting to evolve,” Gregg says. “The fact that they’ve already managed to kind of make the reveal of what Coulson’s doing alive [be] the one thing that the Clairvoyant wants is just part of the way the back half of this season is going to be — more exciting and more satisfying than the first half of this season, where so much work had to be done to kind of set up this world of these people and this team, and all these separate pieces get kind of woven together.”

So, does this news keep you interested in the series?  Or if you’ve checked out, will this lure you back?


  1. Alverant says

    I’m still interested in watching this series and think it has real potential if people would give it a long chance. It’s not something to be judged on just a few episodes. The revelations in Tuesday’s episode were shocking, especially at the very end (it didn’t involve Coulson but I found it more surprising). They’re setting up an ambitious story arc for the rest of the season. Let’s see what they do with it.

  2. James says

    I’m glad that they have said that the first half of the season was background development – that’s what I was hoping for. I still have high hopes for this series.

  3. J says

    I like the show but I am disappointed in the writing. Unlike Whedon’s other ventures it falls too often into cliche and wooden dialog. It’s not all bad but I would like to see it improve. And I agree that it sometimes takes a show a season to get its stride. So I’ll stick with it.

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