With a cliffhanger that seems to share the end for Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson, we already know that the former director of the clandestine agency tasked Henry Simmons’ Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie to run the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ after he departs. We still don’t know if Coulson will be back but Simmons has had some time to sit down and think about how Mack will be running what is left of S.H.I.E.L.D. now that he is in charge. It isn’t clear if we’ll be seeing the agency fully reinstated in the upcoming season or if our agents will still be on the run, but the actor is gearing up for the role.
When it comes from being a mechanic turned field agent to the director, Simmons shares:
“Personally, I love the challenge of being the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack has worked side-by-side with the people he now leads, and that works to his advantage — he’s one of them.”
However, we know that things are never that easy. From Mack’s relationship with Yo-Yo constantly clouding his judgment, it could prove hard for him to make the tough calls on future missions.
“But the one thing that can hinder Mack’s ability to lead is his reluctance to put the people he loves in the line of danger. As a result, this may lead to Mack’s toughest decision as director. What sacrifices will be made?”
While I’m sure we’ll see some fresh blood joining the agency in the next outing, from the new picture that we see above, it will likely still be difficult for Mack to put anyone in harm’s way.
Are you looking forward to the return of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Do you think that Mack will have what it takes to properly lead the team? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns to ABC for a 13-episode season in the summer of 2019!
Source: TV Line