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"Marvel's Agents of Shield" just concluded its third season a few weeks ago, and we're left with a mysterious post-credits scene which has potential implications for some major events to occur in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the segment of the Marvel Universe that encompasses "Agents of Shield." The events expected to happen at some point during the next season will undoubtedly affect the MCU', seeing is that a major public display will once again call upon S.H.I.E.L.D. to dispense a government funded brand of justice on the world. As to how S.H.I.E.L.D. will be legitimized after its previous history as a corrupt government agency is yet to be seen. But the recent legislation of the Sokovia Accords have impacted the underground organization of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with General Talbot and the President of the United States knowing of where S.H.I.E.L.D. is holding up, they may decide to acquire Agent Coulson and his renegade S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in forming a newly, branded S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. We can piece all this together from the post credits scene "6 Months Later" in the Season Three Finale of "Agents of Shield."
How "6 Months Later" clip plays into the scheme of the MCU' by reestablishing SHIELD.
There were no direct explanations as to what mission Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Mack (Henry Simmons) are on, but they're clearly working for the government again. In Coulson's dialogue, he mentions to Mack that the Director will be taking them off the case, placing the National Guard on duty, and reassigning them somewhere else. The implications of Coulson's dialogue has some startling revelations to the entire Marvel Universe. For one, SHIELD is definitely returning to the forefront of apprehending of enhanced individuals; SHIELD will likely be called upon again as moderators of enhanced individuals, enforcing the legislation of the Sokovia Accords. As well as, Agent Coulson and Agent Mack being cleared of treason against the country for working under SHIELD while it was infiltrated by Hydra. All of the currents Agents working for SHIELD are considered fugitives as their organization has been associated with Hydra. After Hydra was exposed as a terrorist group, SHIELD has since been branded alike. However, it appears that something has changed, and SHIELD is once again taking on the black-op missions, funded by the United States government.
Has Daisy gone rogue, or has she become a hero on her own?
Apart from SHIELD being reformed, we can also see that Daisy 'Quake' Johnson has been busy since she's left SHIELD. As to when and why Daisy decided to leave SHIELD is unknown, it may have to do with Lincoln's death or something else may have happened in that six month time period where we don't see Daisy or any of the other Agents of SHIELD. Within the "6 Months Later" clip, we can see that Daisy a.k.a. Quake has had missions of her own in several cities, including San Francisco, New York, and North Dakota. The newspaper clipping on the board set up by Coulson and Mack indicate all the recent activity of Daisy/Quake in the public. Daisy (Chloe Bennett) hasn't been one to shy away from direct confrontation in public in the past, but neither has she wanted to be in the public spotlight after discovering her Inhuman nature. Which means some event has forced her into the public's view, to where it was necessary for her to display her Inhuman nature to the public. But what could have happened to force that upon Daisy?
It's possible that after returning from her mission to destroy Hive, Daisy/Quake may have been apprehended by the government enforcer, Glenn Talbot, and treated in manners to her disliking. Being kept in detainment may not have gone over so well with Daisy, to where she decided to make a jailbreak and became a wanted fugitive, like Steve Rogers at the conclusion of Captain America: Civil War. That's all speculative for the moment. But the implications of Daisy/Quake showing herself to the public surpass the simple reasoning for why Daisy has decided to leave SHIELD in the first place. And in the best case scenario, we may see Daisy Johnson run into Steve Rogers while they're both attempting to avoid capture from government agencies. There's also the possibility of Daisy 'Quake' Johnson becoming a new recruit for Steve Rogers' Secret Avengers. In the scenario that "Agents of Shield" does eventually fully intertwine with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daisy may become one of Rogers' new recruits as he assembles a team, willing to work outside of the law, and Daisy fits right in with that philosophy. The next time we see Steve Rogers, he'll probably be in Wakanda with T'Chala and Bucky Barnes, and Daisy may be looking for refuge as well.
From the newspaper clippings displayed in the "6 Months Later clip, tagged on Coulson's board of the events caused by Daisy/Quake, there are some taglines from reports indicating the type of actions she's committing. One of them is titled 'Hero or Rogue'. That tagline could mean a variety of things but in all plausibility, it sounds like Daisy/Quake has been caught in violent confrontations with others in public, possibly helping civilians, while at the same time, fighting off an unknown adversary at the moment. A lot can happen in six months. And Daisy may have run into another out-of-control Inhuman, to where she was forced into a public confrontation, in order to save civilian lives. Wherein the idea of 'Hero or Rogue' comes in. No one would know what she stands for, but they'd witness her heroism in the face of an unknown threat. Giving them more reason to believe Daisy/Quake is more of a hero than a rogue.
There's also plenty of room for another Inhuman clique to rise, and attempt a siege over Earth, wherein Daisy/Quake would feel inclined to persuade her Inhuman brothers and sisters away from their deadly course of action. But in that scenario, there's going to be some resistance, which implies some inevitable physical confrontations between Daisy/Quake with any Inhumans or enhanced individuals who decide to endanger civilian lives when she's around. We don't know exactly what event is going to bring Daisy/Quake out of the shadows, but it must be something very important to the entire MCU' if Daisy has publicly shown herself as an Inhuman on more than one occasion in a six month time span. That implication also leaves open the possibility for more Inhumans or enhanced individuals to have publicly unmasked themselves to the Marvel Universe.
How much can happen in six months?
For now, we can theorize on what events may have transpired in that six month time span we don't see in the last segment of "Agents of Shield" season three finale. We can assume that the Sokovia Accords which were put into legislation during Captain America: Civil War have affected some characters of the Marvel Universe whom we haven't been introduced to yet, as well as every enhanced working for the government being compromised by government sanctions placed on them. The Sokovia Accords most likely had a negative impact on the entire community of enhanced individuals, to where massive regulations were enacted, and people like Daisy/Quake didn't stand for it. That would reason out why Daisy/Quake leaves SHIELD. We heard from General Glenn Talbot, that the United States government considers Daisy Johnson and Inhumans like her to be Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). And they can't have WMD's running around out there, which implies the necessary detainment of Daisy Johnson to be permanent. Seeing is how Daisy is considered an uncontrollable weapon, the government may have even recommended killing Daisy, to prevent her from causing any catastrophes with her powers. But Daisy won't be so easily discarded. We can see from the "6 Months Later" clip, that Daisy has honed her Inhuman abilities and fully embraced her role as Quake. And now that she has full control, she's not afraid to step out into the public. It'll be interesting to see what Daisy "Quake" Johnson is capable of now that she has full control of her abilities.
The MCU will need to get involved at some point.
Aside from Daisy becoming Quake and S.H.I.E.L.D. being reformed in the next season of "Agents of Shield", the repercussions of Daisy's actions in the public are going to gain the attention of other government agencies, as well as Tony Stark/Iron Man. That being said, there'll likely be a connective thread between "Marvel's Agents of Shield" and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the near future. Daisy/Quake has gone public with her Inhuman identity, and S.H.I.E.L.D. is once again a government black-ops agency. Accounting for all of these events being in the public's eye, they'll surely be noticed by more notable characters of the MCU', as well as the majority of the world on "Agents of Shield" next season. Meaning there'll be no way to avoid an entire thread of connectivity devoted to establishing the link between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the televised, extended universe. Along with that, we can safely assume "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be incorporated into the MCU' at some point in the future, potentially very soon.
What do you think? Are you excited for Season Four of "Agents of Shield"? And do you think there'll be a necessity to cross over characters from "Agents of Shield" into Marvel films like the upcoming Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, or Avengers 3? Would you like to see a fully interwoven Marvel universe or is it fine the way it is? And is Quake/Daisy Johnson on her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she's making a statement by standing up in public, could she be the next recruit for the Avengers when they reassemble?