[This article contains SPOILERS for the season 3 finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]
The third season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. resulted in a lot of changes to the core S.H.I.E.L.D. team. Coulson has been replaced as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., a member of the team has fallen and Daisy Johnson/Quake has left the team and become a vigilante.
Actress Chloe Bennet has teased a few details about Daisy in the upcoming season, including showing off a new look that the character has adopted. She recently went into a bit more detail about the character, explaining the reason that she believes Daisy went rogue and chose to become a vigilante after the events of the season 3 finale.
Speaking to TVLine, Bennet discussed the newspaper headlines in the season 3 finale that questioned whether Daisy was a hero or a villain because of seismic events occurring around the country. She believes that Daisy is “much more thoughtful than that,” however. Explaining further, Bennet described what fans will find out when these incidents are explored more in the new season:
“You’ll see coming up that there might be chaos happening and buildings might be collapsing and bridges might have been broken, but people are always miraculously saved and taken care of, the bad guys always seem to be losing. I think she’s becoming more of a vigilante than maybe she would like. I think she’s trying to do good.”
When questioned about why Daisy would go rogue in the first place if she was still acting as a hero, Bennet joked that Daisy has a “bad track record.” Looking back over the first three seasons, both her mother and her father ended up being villains who had to be dealt with in one way or another. Her romantic interests fared no better, as both of the men she was linked to romantically are now dead and one of them was even a major force in Hydra.
Explaining Daisy’s reasoning further, Bennet said:
“Daisy cares so much about the people that she’s with, the people of S.H.I.E.L.D., that she feels like if she gets too close to them, something bad is going to happen, they’ll get hurt. I feel like she’s protecting them, in a way, by going rogue.”
Bennet has thus far seemed excited about what’s coming up in the new season, especially since it brings her character back to the way she was when the series started. She’s on her own, trying to fight the good fight in her own way while being pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D. (and Agent Coulson specifically). There’s one thing that she’s not quite as excited about, however: Daisy’s new look. As she explained it:
“[Daisy’s new look] is perfect for Daisy Season 4, but I don’t think it’s perfect for me. But it’s growing on me!”
Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a lot to offer, from Coulson’s hunt for Daisy to the introduction of Robbie Reyes as the All-New Ghost Rider. Some fans may not be thrilled about the direction that the show is taking, especially with the inclusion of characters that they feel would be better served with a Netflix series, but the show’s later timeslot may open up possibilities for more intense storylines. With the fall premiere fast approaching, though, it won’t be long before fans will find out how the series handles all of these new elements (including, Daisy’s quest to do good while away from S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 20 @10pm on ABC.