‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: First Look at Amy Acker’s Cellist and Deathlok Clip

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No matter if you’re among the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers who are looking forward to getting some proper answers to season-long mysteries (as well as details on the more recent game-changing revelations) and/or the guest-star appearances lined up on the episodes ahead – or feel that it’s all too little, too late – there’s no denying that Marvel Studios’ first expedition into the realm of TV entertainment is looking to finish its first run (read: season) with a bang.

Among the name actors who’ll be popping up alongside Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his “family” on the weeks ahead are Bill Paxton – reprising as the seasoned Agent Garrett from episode 14, “T.A.H.I.T.I.” – as well as two familiar fan-favorites to the Whedon small-screen universe, in the shapes of comedian/actor Patton Oswalt (who, in case you forgot, had a guest-starring run on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest), who’s been working on Whedon productions since she costarred in the Buffy the Vampire spinoff Angel back in the early aughts.

Acker will be playing Coulson’s love interest, a.k.a. the mysterious cellist, who was first casually brought up in a short background conversation between Phil “His Name is Agent” Coulson and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in The Avengers. The musician in question, named Audrey, has been the source of fan speculation for a while now – and even still, considering that her upcoming debut will reveal a little more about her history, pre-Coulson.

That subject is broached in a new interview from Marvel.com, wherein Acker talks about her desire in recent years to reunite (again) with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creators Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen – in addition to admitting her own interest in learning more about Audrey the cellist, as a fan of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe herself:

Well, I think one of the things that was so interesting about the role is that she has this backstory and she has been talked about in the TV show as well as the movie and you knew that she was someone important to [Coulson] and, therefore, to everyone and, as an audience member, important to me. I was curious to see who they were going to cast as that person, never actually thinking it was going to be me. [laughs] But [I was] just excited to see how that storyline would play out. So when Clark called me personally and said how important this role was to him, that it [needed to be] cast with the right person, it was very flattering that he thought that I was that person.

You can check out the first official image of Acker as Audrey the cellist, below (click to enlarge):

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Acker isn’t the only Angel alum on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as her former costar J. August Richards has been appearing on the show since its pilot. Richards, to recap his story arc thus far, started out as Mike Peterson – a blue-collar work and single father, who ended up being used as a guinea pig by Centipede for its A.I.M. knockoff technology (a.k.a. the tech introduced in Iron Man 3).

That was before Mike participated in a mission-gone-wrong for S.H.I.E.L.D. and was presumed dead afterwards, only to turn up still alive (if also permanently-mained) – having been captured by the mysterious Clairvoyant’s forces and then, transformed into the mind-controlled cyborg code-named Deathlok (check out Richards in costume).

For a proper look at Deathlok in action, check out this two-minute clip from the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1, episode 16, “End of the Beginning”:

Richards’ storyline/character trajectory has been one of the more – if not the most – rewarding parts of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far (even during the ungainly first half of season 1), so hopefully the developments ahead will continue to impress – that is, either by wrapping up that subplot in a satisfying way, or laying the groundwork for Richards’ cyborg to make future appearances in the Marvel-verse.

That goes double for other pending revelations, whether they concern Acker as the cellist Audrey or the identity of the Clairvoyant, whose voice can (seemingly…) be heard briefly in the preview below:


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with season 1, episode 16, “End of the Beginning”, which airs on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 on ABC.

Source: Marvel.com

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  1. That voice saying “be afraid” sounds like Brad Dourif. Hmmmm.

    I know this show isn’t perfect, but I’m not complaining. I’m still riding “there’s a marvel comics tv show!” It’s certainly getting better and I really hope it gets picked up for S2, so they can delve into some other lesser known marvel avengers characters. Maybe Moon Knight, Tigra, Mockingbird, Mantis, Black Knight, Swordsman, and if they get some more special effects money, maybe Wonder man or even Submariner, unless Namor is reserved for the film universe.

    • If Brad Dourif is the Clairvoyant I will literally sh*t myself to death! I live for his work and he would be an amazing AMAZING addition to the MCU. He’d actually make a great Leader as well, or perhaps MODOK?

      • Pretty sure the clairvoyant is revealed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is already out here in Ireland. Saw it on Wednesday. I won’t give any spoilers just in case im right/wrong. I imagine i was probably supposed to watch the next episode of Shield before seeing the movie for it to all fit together but the timing of the release here kinda messed that up.

    • I think I read somewhere that Namor’s rights might currently be held by another studio.

    • complaining yet not complaining there eh.

  2. Ok he takes his lazer tag waaayy too seriously

  3. I stopped watching this show ages ago, but I’ll watch the episode with cute-as-a-button Amy Acker in it.

  4. While i agree that Deathlok’s storyline intrigued me, it needs to be said that J. August Richards is a sub par actor and i can’t help but feel like the character is waisted on him. The Whedons need to stop doing their old friends favours and actually outsource casting duties to someone a little less biased.

    I’m supposed to feel bad for Mike Peterson and the unravelling of his life but i just can’t bring myself to do it. I put that all on Richards.

    Anyone feel the same?…

    • Completely disagree. J august Richards should have been a main character and part of the team.

      Also I like the fact that he uses former actors from his shows.

      Nathan Fillion should have been on this show instead of that other guy. Forgot his name. The one that is ploughing the asian chick.

  5. “Agents of Shield: Uprising”? Well, despite some flaws, it is “Uprising” on my list of shows I enjoy to watch!

    • *gives standing ovation for pun*

      • Merci, Mon Lily Marlene!!

  6. I am really REALLY hoping for a Graviton appearance by the end of the season. He is still wherever SHIELD put him. Would be amazing to see him break out and wreak havok across SHIELD. I just fear that without the ability to call in some of the heavy hitters (Due to effects/contracts/etc…), there would be nobody to stop him.

  7. I’m with the rest of you this show is far from perfect, but lets be honest we’ve all seen a lot worse, and the past three or four episodes have been steadily improving and now I’m really intrigued to see what happens so good on you Marvel I’m invested now. if @pitt man is right and that was Brad Dourif i will have the biggest Nerdgasm in the history of all Nerdgasms.

  8. Amy Acker is great in Person Of Interest, i love her!.
    But i can’t help wonder about her roll in all of this, maybe just maybe she will be the thing that stops Coulson from becoming whatever he might o might not be. I just hope that they wont just say “hey! here’s the cellist! you know her from the avengers! another reference to the movie!”.
    AoS is far from being a good but you can tell that they are trying their best if we take in consideration that the show is just a second place “wait for it” until the mayor movies and heroes come back.
    And like someone mention in a previous coment, well two people actually, The Clairvoyant is possible featured in Cap 2, great film by the way!, but with all the schedule on the episodes change it may not be revealed till the season finale.
    i am exited for Amy and the aftermath of Winter Soldier in AoS. I guess we will know next week!

  9. I agree with others here…Amy Acker is cute as buttons. Love her in Person of Interest. I used to love that show as well, but I lost track of it after it changed nights and times. I’ll have to catch up with it at some point.

  10. So what did “T.A.H.I.T.I.” stand for? Did I miss it?

    • Teen Age Human Injun Turtles. Or so my 5 year old nephew says. He’s been known to get confused when he gets his candy buzz on.

      • Hilarious. Could be a good idea for a TMNT crossover, if it were not for the fact that Marvel cannot use the word “Mutant”.