By Chloe Wilson
There’s “A Hen in the Wolf House” in this week’s all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which features the introduction of Bobbi Morse, better known to comic fans as Mockingbird.
Before that though, some of the folks behind the series hit New York City this past weekend for a special PaleyFest panel where we here at Marvel.com interviewed Executive Producer Jeph Loeb and cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, and Chloe Bennet about Bobbi Morse joining the team, rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D., and more.
Read what the cast had to say and tune in to “A Hen In The Wolf House” this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC!
Marvel.com: How much fun has it been to work with Adrianne Palicki, who plays Bobbi, on the show?
Ming-Na Wen: Oh my goodness, so much fun. I love her. She has an incredible, just positive energy and she is a very secure woman and I love that.
Jeph Loeb: Adrianne is a terrific actress who has always wanted to be a part of the Marvel Universe. I think everybody who knows [her] knows that she’s a geek herself, and as we’ll all see on Tuesday night, she kicks ass. She’s a really great character.
Chloe Bennet: Usually on TV shows you have female characters not really getting along very well and that’s not the case. All the women on our show have a mutual respect for one another.
Marvel.com: Will Bobbi be a friend or foe?
Clark Gregg: She looks like she might be on the wrong side. Everything I’ve seen about Bobbi Morse–she’s kind of a bad girl. She’s ‘hail’-ing the wrong people, I think.
Marvel.com: Why choose now to bring Bobbi into the show?
Jeph Loeb: We knew that we wanted to have somebody on the show who came from the world of being a spy and add another flavor to our cast. The character of Mockingbird, with who she is and where she’s going, is not something that we had yet. It was a combination of the right person and the right time, then casting it properly.
Marvel.com: Bobbi is joining the show at a time when S.H.I.E.L.D. is pretty desperate for members–how has putting S.H.I.E.L.D. back together changed the team?
Clark Gregg: It’s like I’m the president of a country that doesn’t exist and I have almost nothing, no weapons or money, to build it up with. People are signing up for something that they can’t really see. I can’t even show Lola because Lola’s in the shop. But I know Coulson and I have a feeling we’re going to get a hold of some resources. Some of them might be from this world and some of them might not be.
Ming-Na Wen: Now that Coulson is Director, May’s new job is to fill his old shoes. She definitely believes that her place is to facilitate and make sure that they’re doing their job rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D.
Chloe Bennet: Director Coulson has a lot more responsibilities than just being my father figure.
Marvel.com: Like the mystery of the alien writing?
Ming-Na Wen: May wants to solve this–especially before Hydra does. They realize that it’s a very powerful, important piece of this mystery.
Chloe Bennet: This will be a revealing season for where Skye comes from. We don’t know for sure yet but we’ll definitely figure out in the next 10 episodes more about my past. We’re introduced to my dad too. The audience will learn a lot about Skye’s character.
Jeph Loeb: We want to be the show where people at the end of each episode actually say, “I didn’t see that coming.”
Marvel.com: What can the audience expect from the rest of the season?
Jeph Loeb: Oh, they have no idea what’s coming.
Chloe Bennet: Everything is connected.
Tune in to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC to meet Bobbi Morse, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest on Marvel TV.