On tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Co. will be faced with the Sokovia Accords — the piece of legislation that requires that every powered individual be registered with a global government body.
The Sokovia Accords is also the center of the new Captain America: Civil War movie, as Captain America and Iron Man lead opposing teams of Avengers into battle over whether they should be autonomous or under the control of fickle politicians.
When faced with the Accords, what will S.H.I.E.L.D. do? We thought we’d find out where some of the team stands.
Phil Coulson is very much #TeamCap. Clark Gregg, who portrays the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., told Entertainment Weekly, “He does end up being Team Cap. In some ways, I think Coulson would’ve imagined he would be enforcing whatever the latest iteration of the World Council would want in terms of this stuff, but his relationship with Daisy and other Inhumans pulls him very much against that particular side of it. He’s very much Team Cap.”
Jemma Simmons, the expert biochemist who last season expressed her fear about Inhumans after Daisy went through terragenesis, is #TeamIronMan. Elizabeth Henstridge said Jemma “started off being scared of people with powers, and almost had a snobbish attitude toward them, and an arrogance of her superiority in terms of intelligence and how maybe people with powers were shortcutting to a solution when she felt she’d earned the right to be able to solve a problem.”
She adds though, “But I do still think she’s on the side of Iron Man and relying on scientific qualities, which include documenting, writing everything down, and making sure everything is nice and neat in its little box.”
Melinda May appears to straddle the fence, but it seems like she’ll fall on the side of #TeamIronMan. Ming-Na Wen said her character “is very torn, because on the one hand, she understands the need to have them as allies as opposed to having them as the enemy, especially with Hive [Brett Dalton] in the mix right now and him being able to control the Inhumans.”
“But there lies the dilemma,” she adds, “because as much as we want to believe and trust the Inhumans, they are the unstable, unknown element. For her, she wishes things were back to the old ways, where it was very clear cut that S.H.I.E.L.D. was there to help and to protect the citizens.”
Where do other members of S.H.I.E.L.D. — like Fitz or Mack — stand?
Find out tonight when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs at 9pm EST on ABC.SuperFable