Photo credit: Helga Esteb /
Photo credit: Helga Esteb /

The finale for Marvel’s third season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ closed with a new AI named Aida that was being downloaded into a robot body and we’ve learned that Mallory Jansen (‘Galavant’,’Young & Hungry’) will be playing the character.

The body in question is from what looks to be an old S.H.I.E.L.D. file for Life Model Decoys, or LMDs, which is what many have felt that the Koenig brothers have been all along. The introduction of LMDs will likely play a major role going forward as they have been a staple in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s spycraft for years in the comics and have had many deaths end up being just the robot bodies being killed. In fact, it is the introduction of the LMD which could give us the return of any number of characters which have already been killed off on the show, at least temporarily.

At this time we don’t know how big of a role that Life Model Decoys or Aida herself fill fit into the upcoming fourth season. We’ve learned that there will be a fallout with Inhumans due to the Sokovia Accords from ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ and that Ghost Rider will play a major role going forward. Internally in S.H.I.E.L.D. there are some major shakeups and while John Hannah’s Dr. Holden Radcliffe might be using old S.H.I.E.L.D. technology, we don’t actually know if he is working for the agency. If he isn’t that will be an entirely new subplot but if he is, I’m curious how he will bring Aida in with him.

Are you looking forward to Mallory Jansen joining the cast of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Do you think that the Koenig brothers were the first real introduction to LMDs or will this be where it all kicks off? Share your thoughts below True Believers!


In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.

Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D.–as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns to ABC on September 20th at 10/9c

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