Sneak a Peek at the New ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Director

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September 27th, 2016

In preparation for tonight’s all new episode of Agents of SHIELD, ABC has released a pair of clips highlighting some of the new faces on the series. Not only can the audience get a peek at Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) in his everyday look, but also the director of SHIELD (Jason O’Mara) as he holds court in his office.

Robbie Reyes sped into the show in the season premiere last week with the comic book character’s signature car and Ghost Rider’s penchant for making evil doer’s suffer. He went head to head with Daisy Johnson AKA Quake (Chloe Bennet), and it looks like she isn’t done with him yet. Despite him nearly besting her in their first fight, and her even begging him to finish her off, Daisy is ready to confront him in the light of day, and she’s not exactly subtle about his alter ego, even with other people around.

 

 

The second episode of season four, appropriately titled “Meet The New Boss” is our first chance to see O’Mara in action as his so-far-unnamed character. He’s already on May’s (Ming-Na Wen) badside for making her and Coulson (Clark Gregg) wait two hours for their meeting, but she’s also suffering the effects of her ghostly encounter last week. O’Mara’s director seems to be very good at playing politics, and if SHIELD is getting ready to go legit again, he does seem to know just what they need.

 

 

But what’s this? Did that sneak peek reveal a name? Coulson refers to the new director as Jeffrey, and with the promise that he would be a character with roots in the 1940s, it seems that he could very well be Jeffrey Mace AKA Patriot, who made his comic book debut back in Human Torch Comics in 1941 (though he didn’t make our list). A former reporter, he became a vigilante after being inspired by Captain America, taking on Nazis, and even helping to rescue his hero from Red Skull at one point. He’s also taken up the mantle of Captain America in the comics.

With Captain America (Chris Evans) being the one to topple the old SHIELD regime that was full of Hydra operatives for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems only poetic that the new version of SHIELD would be led by a character that was inspired by him. Of course, this is all speculation until we find out for sure.

Catch the episode tonight at 10PM on ABC.

Agents of SHIELD won’t air next week, October 4, due to political coverage on ABC.