4:00 pm EST, November 27, 2015

Jeph Loeb teases ‘big surprises’ in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ mid-season finale

"You don't want to miss it."

By Michal Schick | Edited by Donya Abramo

Executive producer Jeph Loeb teased Hypable on the changes to come in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season finale.

Loeb expertly avoided details when we spoke to him at the premiere of Jessica Jones. But even through the veil of Marvel secrecy, Loeb made it clear that upcoming events on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will reach a jaw-dropping magnitude.

“I can only tell you that what happens before our winter finale… if you’re a fan of the show, you don’t want to miss it,” Loeb tells us. “There’s some really big surprises. The [writers] have really outdone themselves, and the cast is so extraordinary.”

Loeb suggests that the events of last week’s episode, which included major revelations on the nature of Hydra, as well as important personal developments for several characters, will set the tone for the winter finale.

“If you enjoyed [that],” Loeb teases, “What is coming in the next two weeks is something that everyone will be talking about.”

Loeb’s teasing has been echoed — in similarly vague terms — by members of the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Earlier this month, Ming-Na told us that her “jaw dropped” while reading the script for the mid-season finale. And Clark Gregg recently played the same tune for Entertainment Weekly.

“This mid-season finale has two shocking twists,” he says. “Both of them are bigger than anything that happened in last season’s mid-season finale.”

A recent clip released from the penultimate episode, titled “Closure,” offers its own surprises as an unusual topic of conversation arises between Coulson and Daisy.

“Ward’s campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees,” ABC says of next week’s episode. “And Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score.”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3×09, “Closure,” airs on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.

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