'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 8 Preview: Will Daisy's mother return and help Yo-yo regain her powers?
Things have just gone haywire for the agents in their battle against the Chronicoms. While the previous episode may have come across as comic-relief, the battle was far from over. The previous episode saw a campy '80s action-adventure featuring the Deke squad and the return of Sybil, the predictor.
Mack MacKenzie (Henry Simmons) was shown to be in a state of depression and had lost all aim and sense of duty. Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) puts together a team called 'The Deke Squad' that uses a rock band as a cover while being SHIELD operatives. There’s Roxy Glass (Tipper Newton), a 'covert ops' specialist; Tommy and Ronny Chang (John and Matt Yuan), better known as 'The Chang Gang'; Olga Pachinko (Jolene Andersen), a Russian demolitions expert and Cricke (Ryan Donowho), the drummer who's always spoken about but has no exact defined skillset. The final moments though saw the team unite sans Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) but the new episode titled 'After, Before' will see a surprise return of a familiar character.
Time for Daisy Johnson's (Chloe Bennet) mother Jiaying (Dichen Lachman). The character was seen in nine episodes in season two before dying in the season finale. The official synopsis reads: "After, Before" - With the Zephyr's time drive malfunctioning, the team is quite literally hurtling toward disaster and Yo-Yo may be their only hope. The only problem? To get her powers back, she'll need to enlist the help of an old adversary and revisit part of her past long hidden away."
At the moment, there are two explanations fans are looking for: The return of Agent Coulson and Jiaying. The second one could probably be owed to time travel. For the first question, we can speculate if Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) actually had another android body of Coulson as a back-up. 'After, Before' also sees Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova Buckley) go on a mission with Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) to help regain her inhuman abilities, one of them being super speed.
What are your thoughts on Jiaying? The mere fact that she enters the scene means history has been tampered with. Only time will tell how it all ends.
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs Wednesdays 10 pm ET on ABC.