Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3: How Skye And Coulson's Relationship Changes

Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a season of change for many characters, and not the least of those was Skye. The orphaned hacker turned S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent discovered who she truly was in Season 2, and that means major changes for her in Season 3. And the biggest change of all is her relationship with Agent Coulson. He’s no longer the surrogate father figure, now he’s just the boss. Also, don’t call her Skye.

Speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, actress Chloe Bennet offered up some details about how Skye, who will go by her birth name Daisy Johnson in Season 3, and Coulson will interact in the upcoming season:

I think Coulson is always a mentor for Skye, but they’re definitely more on a co-worker level this year. It’s more of a collaborative effort and he’s really trusted the effort he’s put into raising his protégé. They’re working side by side and you’ll see more of Coulson in the field this year and less of the suited version. Every character has a different dynamic this year so I think fans are going to be a little -- I think we drop you into it out of the time cut and fans might be a little uncomfortable but it’s good to keep them that way.

For the past two seasons, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) has focused on training Skye to be an agent, and while it’s clear that Coulson cares for her personally, he’s also a serious guy who knows what his job is. It’s about time for the bird to learn to fly. Some time will have passed when Season 3 starts, so fans are not going to be introduced to the changes so much as they’ll have them dropped on their head, so be ready for that.

Relationships aren’t the only thing changing in the new season, however. Skye will be fully embracing the name her parents gave her, Daisy, as well as her earth-shaking powers as the Inhuman Quake. This has resulted in an entirely new look for the character, including a less-than-perfectly-comfortable new outfit. Here's how she described it, according to IGN.

Something that’s very difficult to go to the bathroom in. They like to limit me from going to the bathroom as much as possible on the show. It’s a really cool outfit. I hope fans of Daisy Johnson and Quake are pretty happy with it because we tried to do a nice blend of TV version and comic book version.


Fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will have a lot to get used to when Season 3 premieres on ABC on Tuesday, September 29. We’ll miss Skye, but we’re looking forward to meeting Daisy. It sounds like she’s pretty cool.

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