Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3): Connections

Daisy and Hive

Since the very beginning of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy “Skye” Johnson has been looking for a family.

Even before she reluctantly began working for the secret agency, Skye had spent most of her life trying to find any clues about who her parents were and why they abandoned her. As any viewer of the show knows, Skye was discovered by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team in the Hunan province of China. Regrettably the entire village and nearly two S.H.I.E.L.D teams were killed protecting her, and because of that she grew up at the St. Agnes Orphanage and then spent a number of years in different foster homes. Of course, it was later revealed that there was a S.H.I.E.L.D. protocol in place, covering her placement at the orphanage and which mandated her constant reassignment because she wasn’t quite human.

But before I digress into that whole side of Daisy’s story, let’s delve a little more into her life. She eventually ran away from her current foster home because she became obsessed with finding out the truth about her parents.

At a later point in her life, she joined the Rising Tide as a computer activist (or hacktivist as she would say), but she spent as much of her time as she could searching for information about her parents.

Eventually, she learned the truth about her father Calvin Zabo – a surgeon to the underworld – who had superhuman abilities of his own and in the second season of the show she not only learned about but also spent quite a bit of time with her mother Jiaying, an Inhuman gifted with great longevity, whose lifespan was measured in centuries, and the ability to regenerate.

While her now deceased mother turned out to be far more dangerous than expected, her father was given a rather surprising second chance, being put through the T.A.H.I.T.I. Project which erased his memories.

After gaining her powers, Skye took on her given name of Daisy, becoming a full-fledged agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., seemingly taking on the members of the team as her new surrogate family. But given what has happened over the last couple of episodes because of what Hive did to her, basically infecting her and creating a “connection” between them she has become a much different person – if she’s even really a person any longer.

While Hive builds his army of Inhumans – an all-new surrogate family for her – one has to wonder if there is any way that her S.H.I.E.L.D. family will be able to find a way to get the real Daisy back or if she is lost forever in the hold that Hive now has on her.

What do you think of Daisy’s path to getting her new family – either one of them really? Do you think there is any hope of getting Daisy back? What will she do to her S.H.I.E.L.D. family in the meantime? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the third season of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will air on Tuesday, May 3 on ABC at 9/8c.