When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its fourth season next month, we’ll find Chloe Bennet’s Daisy on the run from her former teammates at S.H.I.E.L.D., as she embraces her new life as the vigilante Quake. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bennet has been chatting about her role as Quake, and what she’s gone through over the previous three seasons to drive her to this point.
“I love that it all stems from this hurt that she’s going through,” states Bennet. “It’s not necessarily her being this great superhero all of a sudden. She really becomes Quake because of the past she’s had and the loss she’s dealing with. It’s not perfect. That’s why Marvel resonates with so many people, the level of imperfection that these so-called superheroes have. She becomes Quake because she goes rogue, because every time she gets close to someone they die. Her mom tried to kill her and her dad had to kill her mom and her first boyfriend was like a Nazi – she’s had a rough go these past couple of years. Having her boyfriend Lincoln sacrifice himself for her when she was going to do it for him and die in that heroic, tragic way while talking to her, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Her way of protecting the people that she cares about is really by distancing herself from them and not letting anyone else get close to her. In her mind, that’s her way of showing love to the people she cares about.”
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Bennet also went on to discuss Daisy’s personal journey in the new season, adding that: “It’s about her emotional resilience and figuring out how to come back after dealing with such incredible loss. Also dealing with having these incredible powers and figuring out what to do with them. It goes back to my favorite line from the series in the pilot when Daisy says to Mike [J. August Richards], ‘With great power comes a lot of weird crap that you are not prepared to deal with.’ That line has really carried through the entire show and especially this season for Daisy. She can do all these amazing things but can she heal herself emotionally and move forward after all she’s been through? Can she find peace in this family she has as S.H.I.E.L.D.? I’d like to see her find emotional stability this season. It probably won’t happen though.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four will get underway on September 20th.