Superhero series, much like the comic books they’re based on, are pretty reliable for bringing popular characters back for more. In addition to all of the new characters announced to appear in the series’ future, we can all expect more Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse in our lives, as actress Adrianne Palicki has been promoted to series regular on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Every show could use some more Mockingbird.
Though her entrance into the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. universe was only supposed to kickoff a six-episode stint, the character was enough of a fan favorite for the show’s execs to officially bring her back to expand upon Morse’s storyline within this universe. According to Deadline, Palicki will return for the midseason premiere titled "Aftershock." Now, the question is whether or not she’ll stick around with the good guys or if there will be a double blind twist and she’ll be revealed to be a member of some super-duper secret villainous squad.
Morse was introduced in the Season 2 episode “A Hen in the Wolf House” as a head of security for Hydra. But luckily for the country, and bad for the bad guys, she was really just a double agent, infiltrating the evil organization for Agent Coulson. She ended up having to blow her own cover in order to extract fellow undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons.
It turns out Morse used to be married to S.H.I.E.L.D. mercenary Lance Hunter, and their relationship is one that is complicated, to say the least. (Isn’t everything complicated on this show?) You can bet the rest of Season 2 will delve into their back-and-forth love/hate existence in each other’s lives.
Palicki is assumedly excited about coming back to the world of superheroes (even if there aren’t very many actual superheroes on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..) She tried breaking into the world of DC Comics series a couple of times, although no one wanted to bite. She starred as Nadia in the pilot for Aquaman on what was then The WB in 2006, and was also cast for the title role of David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot. Unfortunately, neither of those pilots was developed into a full series, and then Marvel started taking over.
Check out a scene of Mockingbird in action below.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will also be bringing Edward James Olmos and Drea de Matteo into the show, will return to ABC for the rest of its energetic Season 2 on Tuesday, March 3.