Lucy Lawless!

We’re starting to get news about who’s going to show for the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I think so far this one is the biggest headline.  Although maybe she’ll only be in one episode and we’ll all of us get hyped up for nothing.  But otherwise, who does she play?  An Asgardian would be casting to type, but we’ve had that on the show already.  Some other ideas that occur to me:

Another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent left at odds when the organization imploded; there are probably some around, and Coulson would do well to gather them up.  Maybe a higher-ranking one who might not relish a former subordinate being in charge of her; that might be interesting.  Heck, maybe even one who’d had some sort of relationship with Victoria Hand, which might be a nice way of acknowledging her having been a LGBT character, as well as bring one on to the show still alive(but there’s a question then as to whether Lawless will stick around for the entire series; it might not suit her to, and then her character might get killed off), and then maybe not be too happy if Ward shows any signs of possibly being redeemed.

Skye’s mother.  This could potentially be casting her to type too.  Then the primary question is if she’s still with Skye’s father and a villain, not with Skye’s father but still a villain, or not a villain.  I here repeat my comments that I’d love to see her team up with Melinda May’s mother, at least if she’s not a villain.  If we bring in such an actress playing the mother, though, that probably automatically makes her important, potentially more important that Skye’s father(unless, again, she’s only around for one episode and then gets killed or something).  But if she’s a villain, Skye would still probably reject her, and then there might be a few episodes of her not taking no for answer….

A member of Rising Tide.  I’m not sure how I feel about Skye’s boyfriend coming back(especially if it generates a full-blown shipper war the fandom so far has been fortunate enough to avoid), but the organization coming back and having a part to play definitely makes sense, especially considering they were kind of right about S.H.I.E.L.D.  Perhaps she could even be someone high-up in it, the person they send to negotiate with Coulson, with Miles just accompanying her.  In that role I think she could make a very good foil for him.   Hopefully she won’t spend too much time being smug, though, if only because that would probably turn the audience against her.

In any case, we’re all looking forward to her.  Let’s hope the writers don’t blow her role.


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