Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Preview: Bill Paxton’s John Garrett Shoots Up “T.A.H.I.T.I.”
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This morning saw our first look at ‘Thor”s Jaimie Alexander armoring up for her ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ appearance as Lady Sif, but we’ve still got the Marvel ABC drama’s March 4 installment “T.A.H.I.T.I.” standing in between. The full set of photos and a brand-new clip have arrived, featuring Bill Paxton‘s bullet-ridden debut as comic S.H.I.E.L.D. agent John Garrett!
While the full set of photos doesn’t include Paxton as the gun-toting hard-edged agent (and former commanding officer to Ward), the above clip from the hour brings quite a bit of gunplay into the mix as Coulson, Ward, Garrett and even Fitz infiltrate a locked-down facility in search of medical treatment for the downed Skye. The photos certainly tease an ominous fate for the character, but we’ve certainly seen Mike Peterson (now Deathlok!) come back from worse.
Here’s what ABC had to say about next week’s “T.A.H.I.T.I.” (yes, the acronyms are intentionally trolling us now):
WITH SKYE’S LIFE HANGING IN THE BALANCE, SHOCKING TRUTHS ARE REVEALED WHEN BILL PAXTON JOINS COULSON’S TEAM AS MARVEL’S JOHN GARRETT
“T.A.H.I.T.I.” – Coulson goes on the attack to save Skye – enlisting the aid of Ward’s former S.O. John Garrett (Bill Paxton) — and uncovers shocking truths about his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Guest starring are Bill Paxton as Agent John Garrett, Elena Satine as Lorelei, David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Rob Belushi as Jimmy, B.J. Britt and Agent Triplett, Sarayu Rao as Dr. Jazuat, Michael J. Silver as Alpha, Jake Newton as Beta and Julie Civiello as Nicole.
You’ll notice that Elena Satine’s Asgardian villainess Lorelei is included among the credits, though we wouldn’t be surprised if the character only appeared in the post-credits teaser, given that Lady Sif won’t arrive on Earth in pursuit until the subsequent episode “Yes Men.”
In the meantime, check out our first look at ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”s March premiere “T.A.H.I.T.I.” in the photos and clip above and below, and give us your predictions for Skye’s dire fate in the comments!