Just three episodes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 remain, with "Scars" airing Tuesday, May 5 before the two-part season finale, "S.O.S. (1)" and "S.O.S. (2)" closes out the season on Tuesday, May 12. Today we have a new poster for next week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "Scars", which features Jiaying (Dichen Lachman), the Inhuman mother of Skye (Chloe Bennet). Jiaying will figure heavily into next week's episode, as she finally gets to meet Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team for the first time. Here's what executive producer Jeffrey Bell had to say about the poster, which represents just some of the show's strong female characters.
"Here's something else that I find interesting: I think some of the posters are going to appeal to more men than women, and some to more women then men. And at Marvel, which has been traditionally such a dude company, one of the things we really pride ourselves on at Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that we have all these strong women characters and the diversity of those characters. We have lots of strong women on these posters this year, with Sif and May and Jiaying and Bobbi...and I like seeing all that. And I just feel, aesthetically, certain ones feel more comic book and certain ones feel more illustrative. And I think there's a little something for everybody."
When asked if Skye will be forced to choose between her Inhuman roots and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, Jeffrey Bell had this to say.
"It sure feels like it, doesn't it? It feels like her two worlds are really coming together, and usually that doesn't bode well for one of them. [laughs] We're really building towards the last episodes of the season, and I think we're really building momentum. Episode 19 ended with Coulson saying "take me to your leader" and went straight into putting the team back together at end of 20. So now we've kind of got S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.0 together. I don't want to overstate that, but we've got Hydra coming together, we've got the Inhumans coming together, and hopefully it gets tied up in a big explosive finale."
Unlike last season, where the show was drastically altered by the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the show won't be significantly changed by Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens in theaters today, but there will elements from the movie that tie into the show.
"Our stories have to stand on their own. We're not getting blown up like we were last year with Hydra and Captain America, but some elements or some things from the movie do affect some of the relationships in our episodes moving forward, in an interesting and constructive manner."
In addition to the poster, we also have new photos from "S.O.S. (1)", which you can check out below the one-sheet. How do you think Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will wrap up its second season? Let us know what you think below, after checking out the one-sheet and images.