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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Secret Daughter Who Could Bring Down Malick and Destroy Hydra

Stephanie Malick and Gideon Malick in 'Agents of SHIELD'

Gideon Malick, the current head of Hydra, has something in his past that could destroy him completely.

A daughter — Stephanie Malick. At least that’s what the just-released synopsis for Season 3, Episode 16 indicates.

We met Stephanie Malick (Bethany Joy Lenz) two weeks back: she appeared at the ending of an episode, goose hunting alongside her father (Powers Boothe). Obviously her appearance was meant to arouse suspicion about her role in Hydra.

But, according to the synopsis of the April 12 episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled “Paradise Lost,” Hydra might not even know about Stephanie. Somehow, she’s a secret Malick has kept hidden — one that could bring him down.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Paradise Lost (4/12) A SECRET FROM HYDRA’S PAST THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM ALL, ON “MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” “Paradise Lost”

S.H.I.E.L.D. hunts for information on their dangerous new enemy, and a shameful secret from Malick’s past is exposed, threatening to destroy his Hydra legacy, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring are Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Powers Boothe as Gideon Malick, Mark Dacascos as Giyera, Cameron Palatas as young Gideon Malick, Alexander Wraith as Agent Anderson, Joel Dabney Courtney as Nathaniel Malick, Axle Whitehead as James, Mark Atteberry as Kurt Vogel, Ana Zimhart as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Henry Leblanc as mourner and Bethany Joy Lenz as Stephanie Malick.

Also exciting is the fact that Daniel Whitehall is returning to the show. He, a former Nazi official and high-ranking Hydra leader, was killed off last season. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s resurrected somehow or if he appears in a vision, dream, or flashback.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST on ABC.