For those of you who watched the second half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you obviously saw Agent May’s growing jadedness toward Coulson and her change in position at the covert agency. As a result, it looks like we’ll see Agent May looking into employment elsewhere.
From what it looks like, Ming-Na Wen, the actress who plays Agent May, is hinting such things. Following the big Hydra reveal in at the end of season one, and the chaos that ensued after, coupled with Inhumans debut and the resulting issues, the agent’s heart may not be with the agency anymore.
“In any situation when someone is so devoted to their work as May was, but then realizing over the last two years that S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t really what she dedicated her life to,” Wen tells TVGuide.com. “That there was definitely a lot of corruption to S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as uncertainty now with the Inhumans being brought in by Coulson. It’s going to be figuring out her final decision in Season 3 and I think Andrew will probably play a part in it.”
In one episode of season two, May rekindled her relationship with her estranged husband Andrew Garner, played by Blair Underwood. Garner is a counselor who broke away from S.H.I.E.L.D. It was later discovered that Garner and Coulson were secretly working together, something May found disheartening.
“What’s interesting is now May is disgruntled by S.H.I.E.L.D., but last season when May came to Andrew with the idea of coming back to S.H.I.E.L.D., he was disgruntled and had left the agency,” Underwood says. “But now he’s back working with them and the Inhumans.”
What this will ultimately mean for Coulson’s team is up in the air. Now it should be noted that Wen hinted that she’s leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. and not the show entirely. Hopefully, even if she does leave, we’ll see some more awesome fight scenes like the one below.
We’re just a little over a month away from finding out when season three of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 29, on ABC at 9 p.m.