It's a dark day for Agents of SHIELD's Daisy Johnson.
Six-months after Hive's (Grant Ward) defeat, the name Quake (Chloe Bennet) is a headline maker. Death hardens a person, and watching Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) sacrifice his life for her (and humanity) will usher in an entirely new era for SHIELD's premiere Inhuman. If Daisy's Goth digs didn't give it away, viewers can expect to see Bennet's to sharpen her edges.
"I think it makes her more ruthless being so close to what she thought was her own death," Bennet told Entertainment Weekly. "And then it happening in one of the worst scenarios she could ever think of, which is the person that she loved doing it for her, I think it changes her in a way where she probably will face life with even more ruthlessness."
Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Mack's (Henry Simmons) finale stake out gave fans only glimpses of peeks at Daisy's recent behavior. We know she's on her own, apparently on the run, and working to live up to Lincoln's expectations. Although she's committed to helping out Hinton's family to repay his sacrifice, the rest of the world has yet to decide if she's friend or foe.
Agents of SHIELD will fill in a few gaps as season 4 begins, but much of the six-month time jump will be left to our imaginations.
"Some of that will be revealed, but it's safe to surmise from what you see at the end that she has returned to her roots of being a loner," co-showrunner Jed Whedon told The Hollywood Reporter. "After everything that she's been through and all the chaos around and all the destruction at her hand, she feels that getting close to people was a mistake and she's better off on her own."
Find out what Daisy's really up to when Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC this fall, no Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.