Agents of SHIELD Connection With Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
Agents of SHIELD is known to have a connection with the MCU every once in a while. It used to be quite a lot for the first two seasons, but the connections with the films diminished in the latter seasons. Anyway, they are coming back in season 7 as we’ve already got an origin for the Super Soldier serum of the MCU. Now, we’ve also got a new connection with Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the third episode – “Alien Commies From the Future!”
Spoiler Alert – This article contains information about the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Alien Commies From the Future!” So, proceed only if you’ve had your viewing of the episode.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came out in the aftermath of Iron Man 3 & Thor 2. Thus, it showed us a few ramifications of those films. Then, the end of Season 1 was directly linked to Captain America: The Winter Soldier as it used the big Hydra twist into its story. Then, even Nick Fury showed up. And after that, Season 2 connected with Age of Ultron. Season 4 gave us a bit of the Supernatural like Doctor Strange, & Season 5 tried its best to connect to Thanos.
But after that, the show didn’t acknowledge the snap and the 5-year time jump of Endgame. And so, people finally made up their minds that the MCU & the TV series had certainly gone their different ways. But now, the Co-Creator of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jed Whedon and former Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently spoke to Deadline, and they teased that something will definitely happen when we talk about a crossover with the core MCU. Here’s what they said when asked about it:
“WHEDON: We’re going to bump into something.
LOEB: (LAUGHS) Yeah, we’ll bump into something.
BELL: Something will definitely happen.”
It seems that this “something” is actually plural. The third episode connects to Marvel’s Agent Carter as it brings back Daniel Sousa from the Marvel show that got cancelled in the past. Upon their mission in 1955, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents get into the very secured S.H.I.E.L.D. base – Area 51. This base comes under Daniel Sousa’s watch. So, when Jemma Simmons and Coulson infiltrate Area 51 to try and get to the Chronicoms who may have also infiltrated the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base. The problem is that Simmons actually takes the identity of Margaret “Peggy” Carter. Since Sousa is the former partner of Peggy, he instantly realizes that Simmons is an imposter and orders for her & Coulson to be arrested.
Daisy, who is at Zephyr 1 stumbles across Daniel Sousa’s file, and she is able to figure out the flaw in their plan. So, she gets into Area 51 as an agent of CIA, and convinces Sousa about her identity by explaining in detail how Area 51 was infiltrated by Coulson and Simmons. Then, here’s how the following conversation between them takes place:
“Sousa – Why are you really here?. Is this about the report I sent you guys?
Daisy – I can neither confirm nor deny that.
Sousa – Well, I hope so. Because if S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated with sleepers post-World War II, we need to root it out right now, before it takes hold.
Daisy – Look, all I can say is that you are not crazy. And the people that you have locked up might be the key to proving it.”
Daisy quickly understands that Daniel Sousa has come across some sleeper agents of Hydra having been enrolled under S.H.I.E.L.D. So, she uses that as an advantage to get to Simmons & Coulson. And, the great part about this scene was that Daisy doesn’t tell Sousa about the reality of Hydra agents infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. because that would’ve ruined the timeline. This way, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was once again able to give a nod to the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where Hydra almost took over S.H.I.E.L.D. but Captain America saved the day.
Let’s see if there are any other MCU connections impending for us. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next Wednesday with its new episode – “Out of the Past.”