The notion of Life Model Decoys has floated around Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fandom from the very beginning, whether as an explanation for Coulson’s return, or that of Patton Oswalt’s curiously identical Koenig brothers. Now that actual “LMD”s are in the mix, Season 4 will bring Patton Oswalt back to finally explain the difference.
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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ awakens Season 4 from sleep mode with 2017 ‘LMD’ premiere “Broken Promises,” but is and admission of robot uprising clichés enough to replace ‘Ghost Rider’? And who’s (unsurprisingly) pulling AIDA’s strings? Find out in our full review of tonight’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ premiere!
It isn’t hard to see at least some writing on the wall for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., given a move to 10:00 P.M. and the announcement of a much higher-profile Marvel series for 2017, but don’t count Coulson and co. out just yet. ABC brass seems surprisingly optimistic about Season 5, claiming they’re “incredibly encouraged” by the series.
Apart from bidding Ghost Rider a fiery farewell, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics” also gave Jason O’Mara’s Jeffrey Mace a costumed debut as Marvel’s “Patriot.” There’s still something elusively sinister about the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director, for which a new 2017 press release promises we’ll discover a shocking secret behind “The Patriot.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. made a noteworthy gamble in Season 4, to swing a little darker by adapting a new Ghost Rider for live-action. That said, midwinter finale “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics” put a pin in the Rider to bring us a new “LMD” arc, something executive producer Jeffrey Bell admits was partly out of “financial considerations.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. briefly filled the gap from winter finale to 2017 return with a full Slingshot miniseries, but new word suggests Life Model Decoys will fully take over for Ghost Rider next year. Our first synopsis teases not only May’s kidnapping, but also the return of our Inhuman-hating Watchdogs.
We’ll have to wait until mid-January for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to pick up with its post-Ghost Rider “LMD” arc, but six-part digital series Slingshot might as well be an episode unto itself. You can now watch all six parts of the Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez-centric series, without even going to ABC.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be down and out until 2017, but we’ll at least have six-part digital tie-in Slingshot to tide us over. One of the episodes will also mark a milestone for Marvel, as Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada makes his directorial debut.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may not have Agent Carter to tide us over until the 2017 return, but a more modern agent will instead slingshot into her own title. Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez will star in her own Slingshot digital series, launching as early as next Tuesday.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ puts Season 4 back into sleep mode with midwinter finale “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics,” but is a big change for Daisy and a Patriot-ic showdown with Eli enough to keep things moving? And did we really need another evil May? Find out in our full review of tonight’s latest ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’!