While Elizabeth Henstridge hasn't exactly been absent from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since Season 2 got going, Jemma Simmons' presence within the show has been kind of tricky, to say the least. (Spoilers if you're not caught up, obviously.) So, where has Simmons been since Season 1 wrapped up? I mean, besides lingering in Fitz's somewhat unstable consciousness. Watch the clip below...
Simmons is Hydra! She's evil! Ok, that second exclamation may be the wrong assumption. The clip, which comes via TV Guide does reveal that Jemma Simmons appears to be happily employed at a Hydra lab, but it's very possible -- even likely -- that she's working undercover on behalf of Coulson. A task as crucial and risky as that one could only be left in the hands of someone as capable as Jemma Simmons. And it would certainly explain her reason for leaving Fitz behind.
As for the sequence above, is it me, or does this clip have that sort of cheerfully ominous tone to it, like things are a little too happy and something's not quite right. Also, did anyone else experience a major Lost flashback?
Didn't Dharma have a station called The Hydra?....
Back to S.H.I.E.L.D., the description for "Making Friends and Influencing People" doesn't reveal the truth about Simmons' situation one way or the other, but it does note that she's going to be in the mix somehow...
“Making Friends and Influencing People” – Coulson and his team race against Hydra to get to Donnie Gill -- a dangerous gifted with the ability to freeze objects -- while Simmons is caught in the crossfire, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television
Simmons is "caught in the crossfire" as Coulson and his team race against Hydra to get to Donnie Gill. Remember Donnie? The character was introduced in Season 1, but that was before Hydra reared its evil head. how does he factor into this situation? We'll presumably find out.
In the meantime, back to Simmons, can we talk about her hair? I'm not trying to be superficial here, and this may come out all wrong, but Hydra kind of suits her look, no?..
Seems like she's got sort of a Sydney Bristow thing happening... if Alias' Sydney Bristow and Marshall Flinkman had a really brainy, gorgeous baby together, she might turn out to be Simmons... with a British accent? Never mind. On to more relevant matters, the above clip shows Simmons looking cheerful enough as she gets ready for work. The outfit she puts on isn't the same one we see her wearing in this photo...
What's she up to there? Spying, perhaps? Hiding? On the run? We can only speculate until Tuesday night when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns!
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