While a lot of people are acting like what happened on last night’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was expected, trust us we’ve been hearing the exact opposite for the last few weeks. There’s a bizarre resistance to Marvel introducing the Inhuman concept in a television series, especially with a movie coming in 2018, but Marvel has been planning this for a long time. Based on how we’ve been explaining the build-up to Inhumans in the show, we’ve been yelled at by all sorts of fanboys explaining how we were completely wrong. The mid-season finale of the show proved that line of thinking to be incorrect.
We’ve been telling you for a long time this was happening. Last May we speculated that Skye could be an Inhuman based on the clues that the show was dropping in the latter half of the first season. This was confirmed in October when they revealed that Skye had alien DNA, which was yet another of many Inhuman Easter Eggs that Marvel had been dropping in the series.
In November the concept of a hidden city was introduced and in the next episode the first hints of Terrigenesis were dropped. Then the whopper came in last week’s episode when Raina explained the Inhumans origin story about the Kree’s genetic manipulation of early humans.
Last night the first Inhumans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe were revealed.
While we didn’t see what Raina transformed into (they’re saving that for the second half of the season), we did learn that Skye’s father is named Cal (a.k.a. Mr. Hyde from the comics) and her real name is Daisy. As she’s Cal’s daughter, that makes her Daisy Johnson, who becomes the superhero Quake and (in the comics) the eventual leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The episode showed both Skye and Raina being exposed to Terrigen crystals, the Terrigen mist, and then going into cocoons for Terrigenesis. Skye emerges from her cocoon causing an earthquake, confirming her identity.
The character at the end of the episode? He’s likely Videmus, who does have a history with The Inhumans.